Media Roundup: ‘Due Date’ & ‘Megamind’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

Due Date and Megamind Media Roundup: Due Date & Megamind

Two movies that occupy entirely different ends of the comedy spectrum arrive in theaters this Friday: the R-Rated buddy/road trip pic Due Date and the 3D animated superhero satire, Megamind.

We’ve rounded up the latest previews, featurettes, and clips from both of these flicks, which should help you decide which (if either) of these humor-driven ventures to see in theaters this weekend.

Due Date

Director Todd Phillips reunites with his Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for Due Date, which stars the bearded comic as Ethan Tremblay, a 23-year old slackster with a, er, promiscuous dog named Sunny. Robert Downey Jr. also stars in the film as successful architect Peter Highman, whose attempt to travel across the country and make it home in time to witness the birth of his child is complicated by a series of unfortunate events, which leave him stuck with Ethan on a wild road trip.

Anyone who doubted that Due Date wouldn’t contain lots of sex jokes, gross-out gags, and over-the-top physical comedy, well, this new NSFW preview (see below) will set you straight:

Downey Jr. is promoting Due Date as the second best film he’s ever made and we really want to believe him, but the most recent trailer and TV spots for the comedy have only had a few chuckle-worthy moments, at best. The Iron Man star and Galifianakis talk up their new movie a bit more in a new featurette (which can be viewed below) and make Due Date sound like it might be a memorable odd-couple adventure after all. Here’s hoping they aren’t just leading us on.

Check out the Due Date featurette below:

Megamind

Those who are a bit Will Ferrell-ed out right now can take comfort in the fact that he’s only providing the vocals for the titular blue-skinned, big-headed star of Megamind. Dreamworks’ new 3D computer-animated pic pokes fun at the clichés of the superhero movie genre (especially the Superman mythos) and features an all-star voice cast that also includes Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and David Cross.

The trailers for Megamind have been pretty decent and the film’s animation seems crisp and vibrant, though we suspect the pic won’t be as well-received or financially successful as the Dreamworks’ animated feature How To Train You Dragon was earlier this year. Families looking for a fairly funny and harmless movie to take their young ones to see should certainly give Megamind a look.

You can get a better idea of the tone and style of Megamind by watching the clips below:

So, which of these new comedies will you be seeing this weekend? Due Date? Or Megamind?

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  1. Now i KNOW not to take my family to DUE DATE. THANKS!

    • LOL – well, I can’t pretend to know your family, but my general advice is this: Todd Phillips comedies are NOT family friendly.

      • Got it. :)

  2. Megamind is nowhere near as good as How to Train Your Dragon – and man those clips give away a lot…

    Vic

    • Yes Vic i stopped seeing them…i feel good. Ima see megamind this weekend :)

    • I liked Megamind better than Dragon – but not nearly as much as Kung Fu Panda.

      • Really? Are we getting a review soon?

        I LOVE KUNG FU PANDA!

      • Kofi,

        Better than Dragon? Wow. I thought MM was only mildly amusing until close to the end with just a couple of LOL moments.

        Vic

        • Seeing MM this weekend with the family. Hoping it’s good. Seeing RED (If it’s still in theaters) and Due Date with my brother next week.

        • I wasn’t a Dragon fan – too much of your basic “Boy meets Dog” story for me.

          • I fell in love with that dragon, completely.

          • But Kofi … it was DRAGONS!

            In all seriousness I liked HTTYD a lot.

          • Kofi,

            Wait… you didn’t find it to be an archetypal story? (ZING!)

            :-P

            Vic

            • LOL…Vic, you’re talking to the Editor-in-Chief there! I kid…Kofi will get it LOL

  3. Due Date didn’t really appeal to me, although I love RDJ. Will wait for Netflix on that one. Actually probably going to see RED this weekend, but if my girl wants to, we’ll see Megamind.

  4. Megamind isn’t as good as How To Train Your Dragon? Yikes…guess I’ll skip that one then because How To Train Your Dragon was awful! It was “cute” at the most, but extremely forgettable. Megamind doesn’t look very funny either to be honest, only thing that interests me is the cast.

  5. Personally I can’t wait for Due Date, It reminds me of Planes Trains and Automobiles, but raunchier. The part that really made me thing of PT&A was when RDJ’s character got stoned and looked at ZG’s character which turned into some animal thing, it harked back to when Steve Martin Horrifyingly glanced at John Candy to see him in a devil suit, granted those two moments were/are VERY different from each other, but still I love a good buddy comedy and this looks to be a fun one

    • Maybe the reason it reminds you of that is because its pretty much the same movie?

      • here we go again… *sigh*

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