Animated movies which I felt belonged to the kid generation proved my perception wrong and educated me that they were meant for all ages and they did attract my attention given to the feel good factor theme they carry and importantly conveying a good positive message in the end. One such movie, I would like to highlight today is Megamind.
There is something unique in being a hero, that one factor that distinguishes him\her apart from the rest. The passion to stand for belief, the power to face evil, the courage to choose to live for others and the humbleness of not expecting a return (& the list could go on and on) are certainly the attributes that one could look up to in their heroes.
Batman, Spider man, Iron Man, Wonder woman (etc.) are characters that we met on the big screen and have known them since our childhood and have been treating them with high respect for the positivity they carry.
But, who actually made them a hero, who made them realize to peep into their inner self and discover their powers, what use would they be if there was never a need of them – YES, EVERY HERO NEEDS A VILLAIN. Dark Knight wouldn’t have needed trendy gadgets if not for JOKER, Spider man would have kept away the skinny tight suit if not for Osborn and Wonder woman would have happily used her wrists to wear bangles (noticed doesn’t suit her:-)) instead of the exploding bracelets.
The movie Megamind is one such unique plot where the protagonist loves seeing himself as a villain and to prove his dark existence, himself creates a hero to keep him busy fighting him out and living the purpose of his life. Some interesting lines from the character goes like this:
“No matter how hard I tried, I was always the odd man out, the last one picked, the screw-up, the black sheep… the bad boy. 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!. I was destined to be a supervillain, and we were destined to be rivals! The die was cast! And so began an epic enduring lifelong career… and I LOVED IT!”
Well the post is about the movie review of Megamind, but I took the liberty of writing more on the theme rather than the movie plot. No doubt, its a great movie to experience.
To summarize, my thoughts to end this subject goes as follows:
Heroes are made and not born. If life were to be an easy journey, then heroes would never exist. It is important to face a challenging and hard world, so that one identifies and wakes up the hero lying asleep deep within. Each one of us may posses some unique strengths and it is all about identifying that one strength and leveraging it. It’s good to place self into a challenging world, else what would be the thrill in living. Villain need not necessarily mean an evil human, it could be related to stressful studies, demanding job, disorganized system, hard responsibilities and difficult people and we need to overcome them with our strength and power.
Remember, they are the reason for your well being today and making you a HERO.
So lets embrace them with grace to wake up the HERO in ‘YOU’.