I love animated movies. Not from a specific studio, since I don't judge them by that, but all of them. This one here? Has it all.
Great animation. Although not done in any major US studio, which helped a lot apparently, the film features very nice and stylized animation. The characters all have very good facial expressions and you'll love the minions.
Great voice acting. The voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segal, and Russell Brand are excellent throughout the movie. Although Pierre Coffin is the one who steals all the glory as the voice of the minions.
Great cast of characters. From the nasty super villain Gru, who looks like Dr Evil from Austin Powers and Dr. Nefario, to Vector and Gru's mother (played by Julie Andrews). There are so many characters in this movie, you will certainly find someone to like.
But, most of all, this movie has the minions. These little yellow guys are the funniest thing to hit animated movies in recent years.
There is always something funny going on in this movie and most characters seem to have equal screen time which helps the movie to avoid being boring.
As for a faceoff with Megamind? Please. In comparison Megamind is a boring, cliche, superheroes movie. Another failed attempt to propel Will Ferrell to stardom and a mish mash of things weve seen in the studios other movies. It took me well over 30 mins to crack a smile in that movie.
If you want a funny movie and not some drama (like Megamind) for your kids then buy this movie. You will not regret it.
Like Vector says. Oh Yeah.