With the legendary DreamWorks studio behind "Megamind," you know this animated offering will have first-rate special effects and production values. The studio fully delivers this film's expected technical quality. The movie won the weekend with almost $50 million in box office receipts and the promise of family-friendly entertainment.
The plot features silly super heroes at odds with each other. They have common human flaws that interfere with their ability to have successful relationships. This film combines major elements of "The Incredibles" and several other offbeat super hero films. But the sly sarcastic tone involves mostly adult problems. It's well done, but will leave younger children bored and restless.
Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Brad Pitt do a great job doing voice-overs for the main players. They add some real entertainment value for older kids and parents. But it won't appeal to children in the audience looking for another "Toy Story" or "Shrek" film. In the end, this is a good effort, just not the great one it might have been.