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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Megamind (voice)
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Metro Man (voice)
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Roxanne Ritchie (voice)
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Hal Stewart / Tighten (voice)
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Minion (voice)
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Bernard (voice)
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Jessica Schulte ...
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Emily Nordwind ...
Lady Scott (voice)
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Warden (voice)
Ella Olivia Stiller ...
Schoolchild (voice)
Quinn Dempsey Stiller ...
Schoolchild (voice)
Brian Hopkins ...
Prisoner (voice)
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Prison Guard (voice)
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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. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated PG for action and some language | See all certifications »

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5 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Master Mind  »

Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,827,502 (UK) (3 December 2010)

Gross:

$148,337,537 (USA) (18 February 2011)
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Trivia

The film was originally titled "Master Mind". However, the name had already been trademarked by the makers of the 1970s board game and TV show Mastermind (1972), so it could not be used. It was then going to be titled "Oobermind", which was a misspelling of the term "über-mind." The word "über" refers to something that is large or great; in this case, the title character's over-swollen skull/brain. But it didn't sound right, so it was revised to become "Megamind". See more »

Goofs

When Megamind dehydrates Bernard and then assumes Bernard's likeness as his disguise, he scoops up Bernard's eyeglasses and cellphone from the sky-walk. In the credits extra scene, when Bernard pops up out of the washing machine after being re-hydrated, his glasses are askew on his face. See more »

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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!
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: at the Evil Lair, Minion discovers a rehydrated Bernard in the washing machine, and uses the forget-me stick on him. See more »

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A Funny Animation with a Parody to the Origins of Superman and a Satire to Superhero Movies
9 June 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When a planet is near to be destroyed, two alien offspring are saved by their parents that launch them to the space in pods. Their fate on Earth is opposite: one that is a beautiful baby with superpowers crashes in the lawn of a mansion, while the other that is ugly and blue with a big head crashes in a prison yard with his companion Minion. They are raised in different environments of the Metro City but studying in the same school for gifted children. While one becomes popular but selfish and egocentric, the other is absolutely outcast by the other students. They become enemies and when they grow-up, the population knows them as the superhero Metro Man and the villain Megamind.

In their fights, Megamind always loses and ends in prison; however, Megamind develops a ray that kills Metro Man, reducing him to a skeleton. After a short period, Megamind feels bored without the battles against Metro Man. Meanwhile he dates the field reporter Roxanne Ritchie, who works with the cameraman Hal Stewart, using the identity of Bernard and sooner they fall in love with each other. When Megamind decides to create another superhero to become his opponent, he accidentally transforms Al Stewart in Titan expecting that he would use his powers for good. However, Titan becomes greed and evil and destroys Metro City. Now Megamind is the only hope to save the world from the mean Titan.

"Megamind" is a funny animation with a parody to the origins of Superman and a satire to superhero movies with an adorable villain. The bad lucky of Megaman, who is oriented by outlaws, plus the prejudice of his mates against his ugly appearance turns him into a quite bad character. However, he is not actually evil but a misguided alien that has the chance for redemption. The voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and David Cross give life and humor to delightful characters. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Megamente"


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I gave 'Megamind' a 4 out of 5 instead of 5 out of 5 because of 'Titan' Turfseer
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