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It regurgitates plot points from earlier animated efforts, and isn't quite as funny as it should be, but a top-shelf voice cast and strong visuals help make Megamind a pleasant, if unspectacular, diversion.



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Notorious Metro City villian Megamind (voice of Will Ferrell) becomes an unlikely savior to the troubled metropolis after defeating beloved do-gooder Metro Man (voice of Brad Pitt) and creating a new opponent who refuses to play by the rules. Megamind was only an infant when his parents loaded him into an emergency escape pod and jettisoned him into space just as their planet was being sucked into a black hole. His destination: planet Earth. Meanwhile, another slightly more wholesome baby sets out on the same trajectory. But while the latter will ultimately land in the home of a wealthy couple and grow up to become Metro Man, hero of Metro City, poor Megamind finds his fate taking the opposite course when his pod crashes in a prison yard, leaving him to be raised by convicts. Later, in grade school, the kids all flock to Metro Man, leaving a frustrated Megamind to embrace a life of diabolical misdeeds. As the years go by, Metro Man and Megamind develop an intense adversarial relationship that pits them in battle over Metro City time and again. Undeterred by his unbroken losing streak, Megamind hatches an ingenious scheme to finally destroy Metro Man by kidnapping pretty reporter Roxanne Ritchi (voice of Tina Fey), and luring the predictable hero into a deadly trap. Then something unexpected happens -- Megamind's plan actually works. Now, with Metro Man out of the picture, Megamind and his Minion (voice of David Cross) stake their claim on Metro City. But what good is ultimate power when you don't even have to fight for it? Realizing that life is simply out of balance without Metro Man to be the hero, Megamind creates a new foe who will be just as righteous and powerful as his fallen adversary. Unfortunately, Megamind's schemes usually have a way of backfiring, and when Metro City's newest savior proves even more evil than Megamind, the blue-hued antihero prepares to fight back with everything he's got. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Will Ferrell
as MegaMind
Brad Pitt
as Metro Man
Tina Fey
as Roxanne Ritchi
Jonah Hill
as Tighten
Ben Stiller
as Bernard
Justin Theroux
as Megamind's Father
Jessica Schulte
as Megamind's Mother
Tom McGrath
as Lord Scott/Prison Guard
Emily Nordwind
as Lady Scott
Brian Hopkins
as Prisoner
Christopher Knights
as Prison Guard
Mike Mitchell
as Father in Crowd
Jack Blessing
as Newscaster
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  • Dec 27, 2015
    A strong voice cast and a nice twist on the whole superhero genre makes this a nice little film, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version but i bet it would of been better, Maybe not as funny as it should of been but some cool action scenes help it allot.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2013
    Adorable and refreshingly deep, in regard to the theorizing over the nature of good and evil. Is a villain still a villain without a hero? Can there be one without the other? Can one create goodness, or will absolute power corrupt absolutely?
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2013
    Dreamworks is struggling to maintain quality with alternative projects beyond Shrek, an already ruined franchise, and Kung Fu Panda as their only reliable resources. <i>Megamind</i> is in the center of the quality spectrum. How funny it is that one of the messages in the film is to not judge a book by its cover, and I gotta confess that I purposely skipped watching this film because of how ugly it looked at first glance (I still insist that the characters look ugly; all of them). Yet, <i>Megamind</i> does not fail at surpassing expectations with a remarkable 3D animation quality and, once again the overused yet equally fun technique employed recently: a varied "cool" soundtrack that appeals for the generations of both the children and their parents. It reverses the preconceived concepts we have about heroes and villains, and about good and evil, and that is its smartest twist; the line between them is indeed thin. As trivial as it may sound, people are judged based on the merits of their actions even if it is impossible to make a completely objective judgmental analysis of their backgrounds, which we do not have access to. It was not a waste of time. Keep the efforts coming, but do not give us another <i>Monsters vs. Aliens</i> unless you pay proper tribute or make a creative, challenging spoof. 59/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2013
    The film was funny and interesting, the story was smartly written and creatively carried out, and Megamind is one of the most kickass protagonists ever created.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer

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