Topic: Comic Book Movies
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3452:
(Vinnie) Last night, my dad and I picked up the movie 'Megamind' from Redbox, and watched it with my step-mom, Tina.
Dad and I were scanning through the lists at our local RedBox kiosk, and thought that this would be good for all of us to see together.
Tina had seen the previews of it at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con International, (aka SDCC), which had been shown to those attending in the Hall 'H'. It was shown in 3D with 3-D glasses being distributed to the attendees. She thought that the 3D made it feel like you really were in the city when Metro Man was flying about. You can see Tina's thoughts on the SDCC panel at this link, Blog #3209 from August 10th of 2010.
I personally feel that the story had a nice twist which kept this from being another boring story of good versus evil. The characters had great chemistry, and the voices of them were perfect for their roles. It was also funny that Metro Man didn't actually die; it was faked. He just wanted to follow his dreams of music and wanted to become Music Man, to keep his initials of course!
The music fit in well with the movie. They were all songs relating to being bad including: 'Bad to the Bone', 'Highway to Hell', and Michael Jackson's 'Bad'. It was quite funny due to the timing of which the songs were played.
I found it interesting that the producers of the film kept alluding to the story of Superman from DC Comics. Kind of like how 'The Incredibles' seemed to be really simillar to the Fantastic Four from Marvel Comics...!
We all enjoyed the movie, but ended up with different comic book ratings!
Tina gave it an 8.0 / VF, and my dad gave it a 9.0 / VF/NM, due to the comic book mythos alluding to Superman and other heroes.
I give 'Megamind' a 9.2, NM-, due to the great voicing, great characters and roles, and great overall presentation.
This would make a really good family viewing DVD to watch!
Note from Vinnie's dad: Vinnie makes it to as many comic cons with me as he can. He collects the 'Amazing Spider-Man' comic book series, but is open to read other titles from publishers that print titles that are age appropriate for him. He also has been attending 'behind the scenes' events, such as the one he blogged about ht here: Vinnie's Special 'Look at The Captain Rochester Party for the Artists' at the recent 2010 Comic-Con International: San Diego! He really had fun meeting and having dinner with Sergio Aragones, Bob Burden, Scott Shaw! and others there at this exclusive after hours Comic-Con Party in San Diego!
Also...If YOU liked Vinnie's guest review blog today, you may also enjoy reading Vinnie's other reviews on: Stuff that dreams are made of, The Adventures of Faithboy #1, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #2 of 6, Yogi Bear Film (DVD), Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Vol 2 #1 of 3, Space Punks #2, Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Vol 2 #2 of 3, Kleeman and Mike #1, Mortifera #3, Classics Illustrated #142 Abraham Lincoln - 8th Edition, 2011 FCBD Edition - Mouse Guard / Dark Crystal Flip Book, Fraggle Rock Volume 2 #3 of 3, Bear and Fox #2, Space Punks #1, The Daughters of Merlin #1, Sea Ghost #1, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #4 (of 4), Clutch Cargo DVD, The All New Super Friends Hour Season 1 DVD, The Ultimate Underdog Collection Volume 1, Planet Hulk, Coraline, Ponyo, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Sonic the Hedgehog TPB Vol 1, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, The Possum #1 comic book, Vinnie's Take on Berona's War: Field Guide, just to name a recent few!
Thanks Vinnie, for once again guest blogging here today!
~Michael D Hamersky
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