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 People always think sequels will work. They never do. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking they might, but...but it might work for Dreamworks. I mean, How to Train Your Dragon is fantastic. My problem: when Dreamworks does actually make a great movie (Ice Age, Shrek), the sequels never live up to the original. Shrek is on his fourth venture, and if you could plot the quality trend of the series, it would look something like this: \__.  

The press release from Dreamworks scares me.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3D is DreamWorks' best animated movie since SHREK


I didn't expect much after seeing its trailer, but How to Train Your Dragon is not your typical Dreamworks animated movie. For the first time in a long time, the studio has stepped up its game and produced something memorable. Dragon is a DreamWorks movie on par with Pixar. Though it's based loosely on a book from Cressida Cowell, it is also one of the best video game movies I've seen, blending elements from some of the warmer Legend of Zelda games and the visceral feel of Panzer Dragoon. Children, parents, gamers, adults, and even cynics will find something to enjoy. 

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MEGAMIND teaser is a reminder why Dreamworks is no Pixar

From the director of Madagascar and two unknown writers comes Megamind, which looks like yet another rather lame computer animated comedy from Dreamworks. I suppose it wouldn't be so bad if not for the incredible films consistently flowing from Pixar. Shrek (2002) is still the best film to come from Dreamworks animation, while Pixar seems to top itself year after year. Perhaps I'm being too harsh?

The IMDB description for this is as follows:

After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.

Megamind hits theaters Nov. 5, 2010.