With great responsibility comes great power

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!”

Megamind-Poster

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’.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. “Heroes are made and not born” were wonderfull

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Shreya for the read and feedback, appreciate it.

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  2. Shefali says:

    Loveeddd it….!!!!!!!!

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Shefali, the exclamatory mark clearly indicates the acknowledgment. 🙂

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      1. Shefali says:

        Yesss…very right … I loved the movie….and more than that your explanation of it….. 😀

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      2. darknite says:

        Thanks, honored by your comments

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  3. Akshata Ram says:

    What an interesting perspective Ravi and loved your interpretation of heroes and what it takes to be one. A villain can be anything – studies, a demanding job, sour relations- this is so true. We all have to fight our demon and conquer them

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Akshata for acknowledging and the lovely feedback. Yes, we all must fight it out and I can notice from your posts of you already playing the role of a hero :-).

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  4. Akhila says:

    You just elaborated it to a level above the usual movie review..
    I always look for challenges in my life..in a way, in your terms I was looking for the villain… and those villain make one engaged and busy always…

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  5. Anu's Amulet says:

    True … if there is dark only then light makes sense and the hero is hero only to have been able to end the villain 👍

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  6. It is through my children that I got to witness the lightheartedness in animated movies but most of them usually carry a wonderful message too, for kids and us alike. At the least, we laugh. And wholeheartedly. As always, Ravi, just like your travel posts, your movie review is much above a normal review that simply portrayed ideas as seen and felt by that one audience, it has superseded that. But what caught my attention was ‘With great responsibility comes great power’ and not the other way round. Sure, will watch them with my kids, they are fun companions.

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    1. darknite says:

      Wow and yes, you noticed it very right, i inverted the tagline. For me this tagline has worked in life and given me the power to stand and hence i consider it to apply accordingly. I never turned my eyes towards animated movies but after watching shrek series and a few others i realized that they were quite matured and meaningful and ultimately positive than the ridiculous bollywood movies these days. I am sure your kids will love the movies, some of the dialogues in the movie are outstanding and motivating and am sure you too will enjoy the movie. Thanks for the read madam and the minute observation of the post

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      1. The tagline had caught my attention and glad to know that it has worked for you. It is a point that I have shared with my son too. I agree that most of the Bollywood movies have nothing much to take back other than some moments of sheer extravagant entertainment. I had watched the entire series of Narnia with my children and had enjoyed it so so much. Now will watch Shrek series too. Your taste for movie and reviews are brilliant so I am sure it calls for a super watch. It was my pleasure, Ravi. Enjoy reading your very passionate posts and words that resonate from your heart.

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  7. Well, I liked your write up! You missed to mention Superman, but no worries. I wanted to be like him since my childhood days. Do good to others..the truth is simple…there is no positivity without negativity…light has no value without darkness. Similarly, a super villain is required to make a super hero. In real life we might not find villains like in movies. It is usually challenging situations which brings out a hero.

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Vasu for the detailed comment and I do agree with your points. Yes I missed many heroes but yes they are just the means to convey the meaning. Nice that you liked the post.

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  8. kalpitha kudipady says:

    Great interpretation 🙂 love all your pieces.

    Megamind no doubt is one of the best movies I know. There are quite a few reasons but the best one being that it shed light on a villain’s perspective of life. It is all in the perspective. How do we always side with the hero in any movie? Merely due to such projection. We hate Kauravas because we are obligated to do so. I do not take their side but comparatively, Pandavs have done despicable things too.

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    1. darknite says:

      Also thanks for the detailed comment, appreciate it.

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  9. darknite says:

    Thats a nice way of looking at it too. Even Ravaan had a heart and respected Sita they say. The ravaan movie does highlight tat part too. So i must say every hero needs a villain and every villain needs a hero and they both are serving a purpose.

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