Voice cast: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey
Director: Tom McGrath
Plot: Super-villain Megamind kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man, but becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new hero, Titan, 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.
What’s Good: The humour; the excellent animation and voice-overs.
What’s Bad: For some, the predictable story.
Verdict: Megamind = mega humour; but not much else.
Loo Break: None.
Watch or Not?: Certainly, but only if you are a fan of Hollywood animation films.
DreamWorks’ Megamind is an animation film about a villain, Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell), who wants to destroy his nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt). With his assistant, Minion (David Cross), Megamind keeps abducting the television journalist, Roxanne Ritchie (Tina Fey). Metro Man always comes to Roxanne’s rescue and thwarts Megamind’s evil designs. Until one fine day, Megamind actually succeeds in killing Metro Man.
Now, Megamind and Minion run a free reign over Metro City for a few days, but soon Megamind is twiddling his thumbs with no super-hero left to fight. He decides to pour his heart out to late Metro Man, at a huge statue of the latter. Incidentally, Roxanne overhears Megamind talk. Before she can find him, Megamind transforms himself into the caretaker of the monument, Bernard (Ben Stiller). Soon Megamind, as Bernard, starts having an affair with Roxanne and, at the same time, he sets out to work on creating a new super-hero. Enter Titan (Jonah Hill), Roxanne’s cameraperson, who Megamind mistakenly injects with his super-hero concoction made out of Metro Man’s DNA. All hell breaks loose when Megamind realises that instead of being a super-hero, Titan wants to join forces with him and become a villain! He also loses Roxanne’s affection when she discovers that Megamind was cheating on her by being in the disguise of Bernard. Titan, meanwhile, takes to destroying Metro City. Will Megamind be able to stop him? Will Roxanne ever love Megamind again? What happened to Metro Man? These questions are answered in the last part of the film.