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…..
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
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)
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
What she says: Im fine
What she means: Why isn’t Megamind a better rated movie? Megamind as a character shows so much potential and character development, and the movie portrays potentially good, superhero characters that have horrible morals that do questionable, sometimes horrible, things. Megamind shows the audience that not everyone who’s got the costume and cape is the Good Guy™, and not every villain is inherently bad. Megamind is just an overall fantastic movie and I’m disappointed it’s not as acclaimed as other animated movies.