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Megamind (2010)

Megamind” is the animated comedy film directed by Tom McGrath with featuring voices of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt. For the first time, I looked at superhero story from evil character’s side. It made me see how lonely and sad actually those evil superhero-fighters are.

Megamind (Will Ferrell) is an alien genius with big head who masters incredible evil plans and creatures. He constantly fights with Metro Man (Brad Pitt) who has this unbelievably big jaw and loses to him. Metro Man is quite similar to Superman. He can fly and possesses all other Superman powers. Both Megamind and Metro Man arrived on Earth as children and grew up in Metro city. Since then they were fighting each other.

As in Superman’s story, Megamind kidnaps local reporter (he kidnapped her number of times before) Roxanne Ritchi and traps Metro Man into a copper- made room. To people’s surprise, Metro Man cannot escape and dies when Megamind’s death ray strikes him. As it is expected, without a rival Megamind becomes depressed.

Inspired by Roxanne, he decides to create a new superhero by injecting a worthy person with a serum made from Metro Man’s DNA. But he accidentally injects the serum into Hal, Roxanne’s self-satisfied silly cameraman. Instead of fighting Megamind as a good superhero, he uses his powers for taking over the city as the new evil.

Roxanne leads Megamind to Metro Man’s headquarters to find a weak side of Hal who is now Titan since copper does not work against him.  To their surprise, they find Metro Man alive. He confesses that he is tired of fighting Megamind and faked his own death. Though Megamind does not want to fight Titan, he is forced to do so when Titan captures Roxanne. Megamind saves her and Metro city by using the tool to extract superhero serum from Hal. He becomes a new hero of the city.

It is interesting and cognitive to see bad character eventually evolving into a good character. Despite some similarities with Superman, all personages are excellently worked out. It is a family watch and good both for adults and children.

Reviewer’s rating: 7.0 out of 10