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Megamind (2010)

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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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Tom McGrath
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Megamind (voice)
Brad Pitt ... Metro Man (voice)
Tina Fey ... Roxanne Ritchie (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Tighten (voice)
David Cross ... Minion (voice)
Ben Stiller ... Bernard (voice)
Justin Theroux ... Megamind's Father (voice)
Jessica Schulte Jessica Schulte ... Megamind's Mother (voice)
Tom McGrath ... Lord Scott / Prison Guard (voice)
Emily Nordwind Emily Nordwind ... Lady Scott (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Warden (voice)
Ella Olivia Stiller Ella Olivia Stiller ... Schoolchild (voice)
Quinn Dempsey Stiller Quinn Dempsey Stiller ... Schoolchild (voice)
Brian Hopkins Brian Hopkins ... Prisoner (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... 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, Tighten (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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This November, the battle between good and evil will blow your mind. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Third DreamWorks Animation film for Ben Stiller, after Madagascar (2005) and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), which also had been directed by Tom McGrath. See more »

Goofs

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. 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

The opening title, and part of the closing credits, is composed out of a gallery of newspaper clippings and documents. See more »

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Sort of like "Despicable Me" but for an older audience...
30 April 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I think that the timing of the release of "Megamind" hurt it quite a bit. If you look at the revenue for this film, it really is not that impressive, as it cost nearly as much as it made. However, "Despicable Me", which came out shortly before "Megamind" made a ton of money--many times what it cost to make. Now this does not mean one film is necessarily better that the other. I really think that "Despicable Me" stole "Megamind"'s thunder and people were just not interested in seeing two films about an evil genius.

So what's my verdict? Well, frankly I think both films are about equally good but have a slightly different audience. "Despicable Me" is clearly marketed more to kids and has cuteness as its advantage. The minions from "Despicable Me" are magnificent and adorable. It's also a tad formulaic--but not bad at all despite the predictability. "Megamind", however, is more a film for teens and adults--as cuteness is not really something I'd associate with the movie. It also has a few more surprises and a more adult sense of humor. My wife and oldest daughter preferred "Megamind" while I preferred "Despicable Me"--but we all agreed that both were really nice films.

I could say a lot more about the film, but since it's now out on DVD and already has a ton of reviews, I'll pass. Suffice to say it's well worth seeing and is excellent entertainment.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Master Mind See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,016,833, 7 November 2010

Gross USA:

$148,415,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,885,765
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2.39 : 1
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