SO GOOD AT BEING BAD

MEGAMIND (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

I didn’t think to watch Megamind at first, but when it was #1 for two weeks in the USA, I guess that many Americans can’t be wrong.

The movie tells of Megamind (Will Ferrell), who is sent to Earth by his parents at only eight days old. However, his arrival was marred by another alien infant, later known as Metro Man (Brad Pitt), whose spaceship sends Megamind to a prison instead of a loving family. Metro Man becomes a superhero while Megamind becomes a supervillian, and so, their rivalry begins.

Megamind’s attempts to be evil can be hilarious because he keeps kidnapping Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), a news reporter, to lure Metro Man out. Even Roxanne is unfazed by his attempts to scare her. Plus, Megamind defines unfathomable as… without fathom. Minion is rather cute as his sidekick and is the one with all the ideas even though he’s just an alien fish.

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IT’S A KILLSHOT!

DATE NIGHT (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Date Night focuses on Phil and Claire Foster, a bored New Jersey couple going to the city to spice up their marriage. It goes awfully wrong when, unable to get seats at a uptown seafood restaurant, they take the reservations of a certain “Mr. and Mrs. Tripplehorns”. They get chased by two thugs, with hilarious results and end up getting help from Claire’s client, Holbrooke Grant, a hot and shirtless Mark Wahlberg. They end up in a wild car chase, meeting the real Tripplehorns and going to a strip club.

(There’s even a reference to Sixteen Candles!)

The movie is laugh-out-loud funny though you can’t really recall any funny lines – maybe “You just took our reservations? What kind of people are you?!” when they met up with the real Tripplehorns. You know stealing reservations is the least on their minds when they’re getting chased with guns. Steve Carell is funny as usual, barfing and his over-the-top expressions are just priceless. Especially his subtle signs of jealousy and envy whenever Mark “Shirtless” Wahlberg is around. Tiny Fey is funny too, because of the “laptop sticky thing” as well as her excellent chemistry with Steve Carell. These two should just make more movies together. 3 and a half out of 5 stars.

Last of all, please stay till the END of the credits – funnier outtakes awaits.