Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue (chapter 8)

Megamind/Roxanne

T for language, rating increase in later chapters

Roxanne desperately needs a date to her step-sister’s wedding. Since her fake boyfriend has decided to ditch her, she ends up seeking Megamind’s help.

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The free book table doesn’t hold any more books from the series Megamind likes so much, but he does find her a different romance book that he says is good, too. He looks a little wary, still, as he hands it to her, but when she smiles and thanks him, his lips curve up in answer, his eyes lighting up.

The flight back to her apartment is a special kind of torture for Roxanne. She’s pressed so close to Megamind, her arms around him, her legs on either side of his hips, and the darkness, the sound of the engines, the way that they’re the only ones in the sky—it all feels incredibly intimate in a way that sets Roxanne’s heart to racing, makes her stomach flutter and swoop.

(she is so very aware of all the places that their bodies are touching and half of her mind is filled with mental screaming and the other half is frantically wishing that the flight never ends)

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So my brother, Liam, and I were watching Megamind last night.

After the beginning part, my brother pauses the movie and says to me:

“This movie isn’t about a bad guy changing and becoming good.

It’s about how this little kid, has been told all his life that he’s bad.  And no matter what he does or how hard he tries, nothing he does changes anyone’s mind about him, until one day he just accepts it.

How he’s been told he’s evil for so long that he just accepts it.  Every evil thing he does, is because he knows that is what everyone expects of him.  He doesn’t even necessarily like it.  It’s what he thinks he SHOULD be doing or SHOULD enjoy as a villain.

Look at Megamind.  He’s dramatic, he’s positive, he’s fun and easy to get along with.  He’s not evil.

Once he starts seeing Roxanne, he finally has someone who makes him feel good, and he does everything he can to make her happy.  He cares about her.  That’s not evil.

Megamind is about a misunderstood kid, that was never given a chance.

Megamind is about how society, ultimately failed a child.”

Then he pressed play and we went back to watching the movie.

After that conversation, the movie was a LOT sadder…..

Animated movies that don't get enough love
  • Megamind: Strong female character, funny jokes, anti-bullying, great animation with touching scenes, and strong moral messages
  • Wreck it Ralph: Again strong female characters, plus overcoming mental hardships, proving that being different is okay, amazing moral messages, beautiful animation and a hella rad plot
  • Brave: Strong female characters, different views, wonderful animation, proved that you don't need a man to save you, cutting your own destiny, awesome characters, magic broken by actual love, and strong mother-daughter relationship
  • Peabody and Sherman: Is packed with witty dialogue, good morals about unconventional families, fatherhood, and childhood struggle, it respects the intelligence of its younger audience, does actually manage to teach some history to its watchers, and has well animated characters (plus mr. peabody is a boss ass bitch)
  • Atlantis: whats this i smell? Its...its more STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS, roots for the underdog, over coming physical and mental hardships, shows religious differences, beautiful animation, witty character dialogue, sassy one-liner dialogue and humor, and a detailed plot and story line
  • How to train your dragon 2: Beautiful animation, MORE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS, plus characters who aren't physically strong being portrayed as strong, showed that war isn't always the answer, major feels trip, shows friendship and compassion, mother-son relationship rekindled, DRAGONS, ADORABLE PRECIOUS DRAGONS, CANT BELIEVE THIS MOVIE GOT OVERSHADOWED BY FROZEN
Okay, but like, Dreamworks really likes inter-species relationships.

Just at the top of my head you got couples such as…

Melman and Gloria

Roxanne and Megamind

The freaking dragon and Donkey

Kowalwski and Eva

Fiona and Shrek (I mean she becomes an ogre too by the end of the film but still)

Barry and Vanessa. A bee, you guys. A bee.

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Jonah Hill on his first time filming with Morgan Freeman

  • Wormtail: The Aurors are here, My Lord.
  • Voldemort: OK. It's fine. There’s no way they’ll find the secret entrance.
  • Moody: There’s a doormat here that says “Secret Entrance”!
  • Voldemort: Wormtail!!
  • Wormtail: I kept forgetting where it was!!