Megamind is worth seeing

Megamind on Sat.1: Entertaining family television

Eight years ago, Dreamworks set out to create a new antihero after "Shrek": "Megamind" was - in contrast to its green colleague - only dedicated one film, but it is worth seeing: After defeating his eternal adversary Metro Man , he realizes: Without superheroes, a super villain has no meaning in life. So to fight boredom, he builds a new hero. But it doesn't want to be good at all. - Evil is who does evil: It is not that simple in "Megamind", however. The CGI spectacle with a prominent dubbing cast (Oliver Kalkofe, Bastian Pastewka, Oliver Welke), which was appropriately presented in 3D in the cinema in 2010, may lack cheek. The animation adventure that SAT.1 now shows in repetition is entertaining, but always.

Comedy • June 16, 2018 • 8:15 pm

Fate? Determination? Or is it a coincidence? Are you a villain from birth? Or do you just become one? Because you choose it? Because you are driven to do it? In any case, Megamind, who came to earth as a bright blue alien baby, was an outsider from the start. Not because he chose. He just didn't know anything else but to be angry. Finally his spaceship landed in jail.

It is said that interaction shapes people. This also applies to Megamind. But not because he learned bad manners behind bars. On the contrary, the Knackis took care of their baby. But there was Metro Man in Megamind's life right from the start. An eternal nerd who makes a name for himself at the expense of his opponent. Someone who later goes over water because of the show, who inaugurates his superhero memorial himself. He routinely shakes hands, kisses babies, winks at women.

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People love him. But Metro Man would be nothing without Megamind, who at some point decided to be evil. To set yourself apart, to have your own identity. Together with his fish assistant Minion, he provides variety in Metro City because he disrupts the order that Metro Man can then restore.

With a lot of slapstick, "Madagascar" director Tom McGrath builds his antihero, is childlike and playful, unfortunately too schematic. Corners and edges are not really intended in "Megamind" - the CGI spectacle wants one thing above all: to entertain families with gentle values. At some point, one of Megamind's chronically wrong plans goes really wrong. Metro man dies. With death comes emptiness, with emptiness comes the chance for knowledge and change.

The blue villain has a good heart that he loses to the reporter Roxanne. But before Megamind lets himself into his good side, before he breaks out of the self-assigned role, he tries a trick. After all, you have to be able to pursue goals. So Megamind builds a new superhero that he wants to fight. From a fool who is actually not a fool, but a poor soul who suffers from the rejection of a secret love - Roxanne again - and does not want to be a good person at all. The frustration sits too deep, the desire to escape the insignificance with the new superpowers is too great. Titan is the name of the failed experiment and becomes a real challenge for Megamind.

Unlike many secondary characters drawn in black and white, the astonishingly multi-layered Megamind is granted a development. This man changes, dares to look at life from different perspectives. Is amazed and says softly "Aha!". Unfortunately, his realization is almost drowned in the din of the staging. Too many, too fast-paced action scenes, lots of allusions to film and pop culture and the insatiable greed for gags make "Megamind" a breathless spectacle. The potential of this deconstruction of the "superhero vs. mega villain" laws is given away - at the expense of a perfectly animated, but excessively shrill effect fireworks.


Source: teleschau - the media service