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…..