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Megamind (2010)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Comedy  |  5 November 2010 (USA)
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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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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,016,833 (USA) (5 November 2010)

Gross:

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

There are numerous references to Superman in this film. These include: - The way Megamind's parents put him in a capsule to Earth just before his planet is destroyed - The love interest is a reporter - Hal's "space dad" is obviously modeled after Marlon Brando as Superman (1978)'s father in Richard Donner's film version - Almost all of Metroman's super powers are the same as Superman's - Megamind's pronunciation of Metro City has the same stress pattern as 'Metropolis' in Superman - Megamind's alter ego Bernard wears glasses like Clark Kent. - In the Metro Man Museum, there's a statue of Metro Man preparing to catch an airplane. This is a reference to John Byrne's 'Superman' comics, where Superman made his first appearance by catching a plane and saving Lois Lane. See more »

Goofs

When Minion confronts Megamind about dating Roxanne Ritchie, Megamind disables Minion's arm. When Megamind says maybe he doesn't want to be the bad guy anymore, Minion recoils with a gasp and lifts both arms in surprise which he shouldn't have been able to do with a disabled arm. Minion is then shown driving away on his Segway, and his arm is once again disabled. See more »

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!
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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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Referenced in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) See more »

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Highway to Hell
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Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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7 November 2010 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

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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