Megamind, a villain with a big head and mega heart
Will Farrell uses his villainous voice to animate Tom McGrath’s 2010 film about an alien who uses his mega head and intellect to play ‘cops and robbers’. Along with Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill they take super heroes to a new level of cartoon parody.
Megamind is a super villain whose life has been defined by battling his archenemy and superhero, Metro Man (played by Brad Pitt).
Caught in between them is Roxanne Ritchie (voiced by Tina Fey) a news reporter who has become a pawn in their normal routine.
In one of their epic battles, Megamind finally defeats Metro Man and takes over control of the city. However, as time passes he starts to miss the battles and thus uses his super intellect to create another superhero Titan (animated by Jonah Hill). Unfortunately, Titan is not as righteous or good as Megamind thinks and becomes corrupted by his new found powers, forcing the blue headed alien to switch sides and become a hero.
The story written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons parodies some DC comic characters Brainiac, Superman and Louis Lane with some funny twists at the end.
The voice actors do a superb job and masked their voices so well that I was unable to figure them out, all except for Hill whose voice I could clearly recognize having watched Get Him to the Greek recently.
Anyway, the plot might sound a little like my last review, Despicable Me – bad guys becoming good – but don’t let that deter you. They are two very different stories and this time there is a genuine superhero parody of Superman. Unfortunately, this one is a bit of a show off as shown in the scene where he opens his own museum.
The ending of the film is not what you will expect with twists in the plot that wasn’t even contemplated, and a grand finale that will mega blow your mind away.