7th Place: Danny’s Songs (Will Schuester and Emma Pillsbury)
6th Place: The Happening (One Three Hill)
5th Place: Barracuda (Elliot Gilbert and Rachel Berry)
4th Place: Jumpin', Jumpin' (Tina Cohen Chang, Blaine Anderson and Sam Evans)
3rd Place: Hold On (ND Seniors, One Three Hill with Rachel Berry and Santana Lopez)
2nd Place: Don't You (Forget About Me) (Sam Evans, Blaine Anderson and Tina Cohen Chang)
1st Place: Gloria (Santana Lopez, Rachel Berry and Elliot Gilbert)
#glee #alli's song ranking #day 98#trio#blaine anderson #tina cohen chang #sam evans #every time a song came on #i was like #damn i like this song #everything upto and including fourth place is in my playlist #this whole ranking looks wrong #jumpin is way too low #but like compared to the other songs #it's in a perfect position for me #why have multiple good songs in one episode #aaaaaah #also kurt is the screenshot for gloria because he gave me the decency of sitting still #i liked the one three hill trio #they were cute #hello everyone i am a scheduled post
Director: Tom McGrath
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Voice Cast: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Brad Pitt, J. K. Simmons, Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Rob Corddry
Reasons To See It: This is the polar opposite of Despicable Me in the 2010 showdown of animated films about supervillains. And glad it had the cult following that it truly deserves. But for the best part, it has to be rapport between Will Ferrell’s Megamind and Tina Fey’s Roxanne.
A big-headed blue man creates an enemy to avoid redundancy at work.
Megamind is a DreamWorks Animation film directed by Tom McGrath and starring, Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Tina Fey and David Cross. This is one of the best Superhero kinda parody films I’ve ever seen. Technically speaking, the animation is great and is holding up pretty well for an 11-year-old CGI…
SOUL review - It's not everyday you find an animated film that has actual soul
Out now on @disneyplus is the latest movie from @Pixar, SOUL. Here is @RPGIntertain's says "it will still go on my list of Pixar greats" about the animated feature that stars @iamjamiefoxx, Tina Fey, and more. #PixarSoul #MovieReviews
Title: SOULDirector: Pete DocterStarring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove, and Angela Bassett Movie length: 1 hour 46 minutes Rating: PG
I have had little faith in anything Pixar related in the last few years, I mean the last film they released was called ONWARD which was a cute fantasy but nothing like…
Gavin has cat treats in his pockets so when he sees a cat, he gives it to them so he can do pets. He thinks nobody knows, everyone in the precinct knows.
Tina was the first to know. Gavin was always off to smoke at odd intervals, even when he doesnt have a case. She followed him and saw him. This is one secret of his she will keep. She didnt want to be the reason why his asshole image is tarnished, after all.
Chris found out because he was looking for him to investigate a case and thought he was smoking but he was outside giving treats to the stray cats who were oddly around the smoking area at odd times that coincide with Gavin’s breaks.
Hank found out because he saw Gavin at one time in a joint case, Gavin was fumbling in his pocket staring down at the victim’s cat. Gavin had suspiciously turned this way and that to see who was watching then hastily crouched down to lay the treats and stood up, walking away. Hank had a hard time holding his laughter in as Ben was explaining the case, who also saw the whole thing.
Fowler found out when he was smoking in a hidden corner after a fight with Gavin and saw said man fuming pass his hiding spot and headed off to the side where cats were gathering and lay down food and treats, just sitting on the ground the cats brushing against him. He saw the younger man visibly start to relax.
Connor found out when he heard a soft meow coming from the direction of Gavin’s desk. The detective made a shushing noise, holding onto his midsection and took a small treat and slipped it inside his jacket. There was a soft purr in response and a soft small smile briefly lifted his lips.
Nines found out when he was going to reprimand the detective of his behavior after an interrogation and followed him after finishing up with the suspect. He found Gavin at the smoking area, holding a cat in his hands speaking to it like a child complaining to a parent. “You guys dont know the kind of bullshit i have to face.” The cats meowed in response seemingly voicing their understanding, the cat in his hands was purring and licking his forehead in comfort.
Allen found out after a one night stand with Gavin and saw cat treats in a pant pocket. “Are you the one who feeds the cats back in the precinct.” giving the younger man a soft fond smile. He saw Gavin turn tomato red and hid his head under the pillow. “What of it?! You got a problem with that?” Allen chuckled and ruffled Gavin’s hair under the pillow, “Just found it adorable that’s all.”
They all try to keep it a secret from each other but whenever they see Gavin stand up from his desk they all watch subtly which direction he goes to if its the backdoor...it was time to feed the cats, and they all just smile.
#dbh#gavin reed #detroit become human #rk900#dbh tina#dbh chris#dbh fowler#hank anderson#rk800 #dbh captain allen #this is when Nines starts to fall in love #and allen too #i ship them okay #gavin reed and cats #adorable little fucker this man is #i love how they keep it secret #connor and hank would talk about it tho #nines would then get involved #just go down hill from there #someone would build a cat place tho #someone would gift him a cat toy #Gavin just panics
Ten years ago Dreamworks Animation released what became one of their most criminally underrated and overlooked movies, a brilliant fresh take on the superhero/villain dynamic that, frustratingly, saw its thunder stolen by coming out mere months after frustratingly similar big hit Despicable Me. I love Gru and the Minions as much as the rest of you, but as far as I’m concerned THIS was the superior movie, and I TOTALLY would have been up for plenty more. Oh well ... here’s to a whole decade of this genius piece of work, which, among other things, is powered by what is, for me, Will Ferrell’s best ever role ...
As usual, WARNING!! Potential spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen it ...
Megamind (2010), directed by Tom McGrath, written by Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons with a film score composed by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe is a perfectly executed superhero film in almost every cinematic ways. It is also, unfortunately, simultaneously one of the most underrated animated films produced by DreamWorks Animation. Re-watching Megamind as an adult and an avid film watcher a decade after its release, I’ve realized that I haven’t shown much appreciation to this forgotten masterpiece. Exploring the idea of choosing our own destiny through superheroes and supervillains, Megamind truly is a mature animation film which needs to be revisited by the public.
Megamind and Metro Man’s relationship in the beginning reminded me of Oscar Wilde’s quote: There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. As random it sounds, the supposed fortune of Megamind defeating Metro Man left him vacant and losing his purpose to continue his life as a supervillain It ultimately ended up as a tragedy. This tragedy explores the idea of the coexistence of good and evil and how the two characters existed through the existence of each other. Metro Man was showered with accolades and loved by the public because he was the polar opposite of Megamind, whom people deem as evil and innately mischievous. It’s because of Megamind Metro Man became a hero. It’s because of Metro Man Megamind became a villain. And when “good” is removed from the equation, leaving “evil” all alone, such relationship is no longer sustainable because they aren’t able to exact their ideologies by clashing with one another. The relationship no longer works, resulting in Megamind’s tragedy of being left all alone, not knowing what to do. Interestingly, their dynamics were like the watered down version of Batman and the Joker.
Megamind unpacks this idea of how we are unconsciously crafted and shaped by society and our environment, resulting in becoming “who we are” from the perspectives of the outside world. The only problem is, because of the excessive influence and cookie-cutter perspectives of these people, we end up becoming the individual people like to perceive as, not the individual we might actually be capable of becoming. And Megamind was influenced by this rather rampant phenomenon. Megamind became a villain because he thought that he was destined to be evil. During his monologue about his childhood, Megamind says, “Was this my destiny? Wait, maybe it was. Being bad is the one thing I’m good at! Then it hit me. If I was the bad boy, then I was going to be the baddest boy of them all!” Megamind thought that it was his destiny to be a supervillain, not because he himself was innately bad considering the rules and ethics of society, but because society painted him as such. He wasn’t given the chance to fulfill his own destiny.
In his childhood, Megamind was a genius. An intellect. He was a prodigy, being able to construct a bike, a robot, and even a helmet which protected you from outside harm when young. However, because of how people painted him as the bad guy, and as the black sheep, all of his talents went down the drain and unnoticed, only to be recognized as a form of “evil” when Megamind truly became a villain. Megamind was destined for evil from the perspectives of the people around him--he wasn’t an innate villain with the goal of causing chaos. If he weren’t so bashed by his peers, if he didn’t land in jail as a baby, if his talents were appreciated, would he still have become a supervillain?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, the only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. His quote fits perfectly with Megamind’s narrative. After making his own choices of becoming the good guy and saving Metro City, Megamind then says, “Funny, I guess destiny is not the path given to us... but the path we choose for ourselves.” To walk your own destiny... is to essentially make a choice and decide on what your destiny is. Megamind walked the destiny of a supervillain because (along with unfortunate factors such as how his peers viewed him when young) he thought he was destined to be a supervillain. It’s only after defeating Hal (Tighten or Titan) Megamind realizes that he is capable of making his own destiny. Destiny isn’t something which is irreversible and innate--it is something you yourself can decide.
Megamind executes this idea perfectly, but Metro Man himself also gives out a great narrative regarding destiny and about acknowledging who you truly want to be. Metro Man, similar to Megamind, was destined to be a superhero because of dashing abilities. He wasn’t given a choice... to become a superhero was his supposed destiny the moment he was born. He therefore believed that walking down a different path was not an option for him for he is already walking down his supposed destiny. It’s only when Metro Man realizes that he actually does have a choice on making his own destiny, that his destiny wasn’t him becoming a superhero but becoming who he truly wants to be, whether that be a normal citizen of Metro City or as he claims, Music Man.
Even the cliche romantic relationship between Megamind and Roxanne was well approached. Although simplistic, it is through Roxanne which Megamind truly found he was capable of being good. Megamind loved Roxanne, and was willing to be good for her, as he restored the museum and cleaned the parks to make her happy. It wasn’t only evil he was capable of, but through Roxanne and feeling this new emotion of love and care he unconsciously found himself being good. Sure, Minion might have given the love he needed but he simply agreed to everything Megamind had to say. Roxanne challenged Megamind. Roxanne brought the best out of him. Roxanne was Megamind’s realization that he can choose his own destiny, that he can be good. Roxanne was the supportive partner who would constantly help you to grow as a human being (or a blue alien I guess). The love and care Megamind had for Roxanne, and the effort he went through to make her happy proves Megamind was never innately evil but rather the good inside him was undiscoverable, even by himself.
Hal as a villain was also wonderfully executed. Hal was the foil to Megamind, not as a hero, but as a truly evil individual. Megamind thought he was destined to be evil, which through his relationship with Roxanne, he realized that he liked being good. However, despite wearing the superhero veneer with superhero qualities, Hal was truly evil. He stole valuables because he wanted to, not because you needed to show off as a supervillain, like Megamind. And becoming a superhero he somehow thought that the things that seemed unachievable, like making Roxanne love him, was attainable. He was living in a fantasy being a genuinely horrible and creepy individual. It is a very interesting dynamics the two characters share. The truly evil one pretends to be a superhero while the truly good one pretends to be a supervillain. This difference between the two characters also explores the idea how good and evil are not defined through the powers you have or the costumes you wear, but the ideology and actions you exact, and most importantly, it is defined by who you are deep inside.
The soundtrack was amazing and the additional pop songs was also surprisingly very appropriate. The dancing scene in the end with Michael Jackson’s Bad playing in the background, or the scene where Megamind breaks out of prison with Minion coming to pick him up on his invisible car with George Thorogood’s Bad to the Bone as an non-diegetic music still comes to me as iconic. The choice of music was just so fitting with Megamind’s character.
The comedy in this movie too, was so well executed. Every joke landed well with nuanced movements of each characters. I expected to cringe at some of the jokes for it being a movie targeted for younger audiences, but I found myself genuinely laughing at many of the jokes. The pacing for the jokes were perfect, and the way the characters executed the comedy wasn’t unbearably flamboyant. For instance, when Megamind said “Speak, apparition” after encountering Metro Man I really couldn’t help but laugh. Also, small moments such as Megamind nervously pushing the his car power door button after Hal yanks it off the vehicle was humorous and gave a very nice touch to the whole atmosphere. The movie was hilarious but also serious at times--the balance was impeccable. The humor also wasn’t excessive and right in your face but instead subtle which I appreciated.
Overall, Megamind was a whole package. With impressive storytelling, attractive characters, great humor and an amazing soundtrack, it is a hundred percent worth re-watching the movie despite its rather ambiguous ratings. May I dare say... that Megamind is Dreamworks’ greatest work.
It’s an okay movie; cheesy, unremarkable visually, and with satirical aspirations that could’ve been better pursued in my opinion. There was an implicit atheistic bias that made it weird at times but the situations were amusing *enough* to keep the movie from being entirely bad. Although I’m a fan of his stand-up comedy, Ricky Gervais is not the greatest or most emotive actor, but his reactions are funny, he uses his monotone delivery to his advantage and turns it into nice deadpan humor. I’m not too impressed with Jennifer Garner in general, but the celeb cameos were fun, particularly Ed Norton’s.
Director - Mark Waters, Cinematography - Daryn Okada
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