Megamind

November 5th, 2010








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Megamind

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Plot
The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.3/10 (58,376 voted)

Critic's Score: 63/100

Director: Tom McGrath

Stars: Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt

Storyline
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.

Writers: Alan J. Schoolcraft, Brent Simons

Cast:
Will Ferrell - Megamind (voice)
Brad Pitt - Metro Man (voice)
Tina Fey - Roxanne Ritchie (voice)
Jonah Hill - Hal Stewart / Titan (voice)
David Cross - Minion (voice)
Ben Stiller - Bernard (voice)
Justin Theroux - Megamind's Father (voice)
Jessica Schulte - Megamind's Mother (voice)
Tom McGrath - Lord Scott / Prison Guard (voice)
Emily Nordwind - Lady Scott (voice)
J.K. Simmons - Warden (voice)
Ella Olivia Stiller - Schoolchild (voice)
Quinn Dempsey Stiller - Schoolchild (voice)
Brian Hopkins - Prisoner (voice)
Christopher Knights - Prison Guard (voice)

Taglines: The Superhero Movie Will Never Be The Same



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 5 November 2010



Box Office Details

Budget: $130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: RUR 213,534,795 (Russia) (31 October 2010) (943 Screens)

Gross: $163,887,757 (worldwide) (1 December 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to director Tom McGrath, the film draws inspiration from Batman and Superman.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Megamind, disguised as Bernard, is in the library with Roxanne, the book he reads before the next scene is titled 'Megamind Unmasked'. The back of the book is actually a summary of a different book, 'The Happiest Me I Can Be' which is a book not seen until later into the movie.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Megamind: Here's my day so far: went to jail, lost the girl of my dreams and got my butt kicked pretty good. Still, things could be a lot worse. Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't. How did it all come to this? Well, my end starts at the beginning... The very beginning!



User Review

Don't miss it...

Rating: 9/10

I have read some reviews here and see it being unfairly compared to some Pixar's... I would rather rate it on its own merit. When I am sitting in a theater I would rather watch the current movie than try and compare it with others I have seen before. I guess that is just me! So here goes.

It is worth a watch (or two if your kids want you to). The story is built up on a traditional superhero concept inspired heavily from the first "Superman" movie to the "Return of Superman". However, the jokes are often original and some can get an LOL out of you. All in all, there is enough good humor sprinkled throughout the movie to keep everyone smiling.

If you can, do watch the 3D version. It has some good action scenes which look great in 3D but if not, you aren't missing a lot. This is not one created specifically for 3D pleasure - unlike Dreamwork's "How to train your dragon". Do watch out for some great dialogs by Megamind, and even some cutesy ones that seem right out of a Dilbert strip (office humor, if it wasn't clear enough). My favorite is "He is still not used to positive feedback" :) (probably funnier in context.

All in all an entertaining package.




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