Megamind Megafun!

Taking a few hours away from my push to complete Dispensing Justice I went to see Megamind yesterday and was megapleased with it. It was the best supervillain movie that I have seen to date (Despicable Me being my second choice), although The Incredibles remains my favorite superhero film. In the pantheon of movies from 2010, Megamind rocks!

Megamind hits all the right notes, at least if you are interested in an action packed, animated spectacle. Did I mention that it was funny and sweet, too? I should note that I didn’t see the 3D version, but I plan on going back for just that. The only other movie to draw me back to the theatre this year was RED.

Megamind is well plotted, has excellent characterization, ripping dialogue, and engrossing world building. Megamind was fine tuned down to within an inch of its life. And in a good way. It even managed to surprise me a couple of times.

Bottom line, run, don’t walk, to the theatre and see Megamind.

The Venture Brothers, still excellent in reruns

My friend Chris H. and I started (re-)watching the first year of the Venture Brothers last night and I must say that I found them just as good in rerun as they were originally.  Perhaps this is due to being more familiar with the characters and seeing the story arcs with the knowledge of where they are going.

I was struck by the thought that I wouldn’t enjoy the Venture Brothers anywhere near as much without having experienced many of the TV shows, comic books, movies and other cultural phenomenan that, lets face it, are pretty mediocre.  For example, I know I enjoyed Men in Tights more because I had seen, and didn’t particularly care for, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Are there things you enjoy more because they are based on things that you didn’t enjoy that much?

Venture Brothers, where are you?

Oh.  Checking Wikipedia, it seems that (finally!) the Venture Brothers season three is scheduled to start on June 1st, a mere 41 days from now.  It has been far too long since I’ve had a fix of new Venture Brothers, which is the funniest show on TV, bar none.  At least to me (but I suspect it has a certain generational appeal to it).