Good gravy, this film had a budget between $130 and $150 million. I googled several sources and couldn’t confirm the definitive total but several sites repeat that figure. Whew! That’s a lot of money but one site said that amount is usual for a Dreamworks animation. Of course the same site said that on top of that, you would add publicity. So, how was it altogether? I find it interesting considering what’s necessary to turn a profit. After all, films are fun but the studio has to make some scratch or it will go bust. This ain’t a charity, ya know!
Overall the film received good reviews but in reading many of them I see a theme with which I concur now that I’ve just seen it. The film is good but at times I felt I was watching stuff I had seen elsewhere like in The Incredibles or Despicable Me. Oh well, if you’re going to copy, copy from the best! I did laugh at the parody of Superman with Will Ferrell doing Marlon Brando doing Kal-El. Now who’s going to get that?
Rotten Tomatoes gave it 71%, a good rating, not great but good. This review is very late; the film has been around for a number of weeks now so if the fancy strikes you, plan to do so soon. I suspect newer films will be replacing it on the marquee shortly.
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Rotten Tomatoes: Megamind: 71%