Saturday, June 4, 2011

Megamind & Despicable Me

I'm sure there were many besides me that saw the many similarities in 2010's Megamind and Despicable Me.
Let's run down the list....

Hilarious Villains


Loyal Sidekicks


Those Minions That We Always Laugh At
(Forgive the lack of Megamind minions, a.k.a., flying robots; they were not forthcoming)

Horrendous Counter-Villains


Cute Kids



I preferred Megamind, to be honest with you. I enjoyed its intelligent use of satire and parody over the cute kids and warm sentiments of Despicable Me. I think it quite arguable that Megamind was a much tighter edit, more filmesque in execution, rounded out with an intelligent use of humorous homage.

However, considering the box office returns, it's pretty evident where the majority's sentiments lie... political satire, homage, parody and sophisticated wit don't seem to have a prayer against outright victorious themes of fatherhood and family. There's just something warm and fuzzy about it.

Lend me your thoughts...

-Johnny

P.S. I think next I'll post a little something about a small project I recently storyboarded...

5 comments:

Jansen Reighard said...

Yeah. I agree with Johnny on Megamind. It was hilarious!!

Amy K said...

I never did see Megamind, I did see Despicable me though. One of my favorite parts was when the minions were in the air vent and one of them gets his back popped and then he starts glowing. Ha!

Johnny S. Reighard said...

Yeah, Despicable Me had some great humor.

Johnny S. Reighard said...

By the way, Jansen, I taught you, so your comment doesn't count.

Jansen Reighard said...

Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amy! Don't listen to Johnny. Me comment does count!