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Megamind is a 4 star programme

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Megamind (2010)

Directed by
Tom McGrath

Many years ago, Megamind (Will Ferrell) and his future nemesis Metro Man (Brad Pitt) were sent to Earth by their respective parents just before their alien world was destroyed.

While Metro Man was raised by a loving family, Megamind landed in a prison and was brought up by cons, focusing his remarkable intellect on doing bad deeds.

Now, lonely and misunderstood, with only his fish-headed alien friend Minion (David Cross) for company, Megamind has developed an all-consuming rivalry with the goody two-shoes Metro Man.

After countless attempts to kill the lantern-jawed superhero, Megamind is just as surprised as anybody else is when a kidnap plot involving Metro Man's crush - reporter Roxanne Ritchie (Tina Fey) - leads to the caped avenger's defeat.

Having finally got what he wanted, Megamind finds ruling Metro City to be unfulfilling, leading him to create a new nemesis whose destructive behaviour gives the blue-headed boffin a chance at redemption.

Produced by DreamWorks Animation, Megamind lampoons the pomposity of the superhero genre in much the same way that the studio's Shrek series sucked the sugar and schmaltz out of the fairy tale.

With whizz-bang visuals and a sharp script, Megamind has more than enough going for it to avoid comparisons to the similarly-themed Despicable Me. World weary and full of surprises, like the best animated films, this bittersweet tale can be appreciated on a number of levels.

As such, the film's underlying pessimistic tone is likely to go right over tots' heads, and, while they may laugh at Megamind's clumsy attempts to romance Roxanne, adults may well feel a deeper pang of empathy for the hapless baddie.

More than ten years after Mike Myers unleashed Dr Evil on the world, the idea of a villain with sympathetic foibles is hardly new, but Megamind is zingy enough to make the concept feel fresh.

Although Ferrell's performance is sometimes a little overclocked, his not-so-evil genius is strangely charming and heart-achingly vulnerable, while the supporting cast, particularly Fey and Cross, are equally impressive.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2010

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Megamind next on TV?

It's next showing on CBBC October 24th, 8:55am and on CBBC October 28th, 7:30pm. See more...


Image for Will FerrellWill Ferrell...Megamind
Image for Brad PittBrad Pitt...Metro Man
Image for Tina FeyTina Fey...Roxanne Ritchie
Image for Jonah HillJonah Hill...Hal Stewart/Titan/Tighten
David Cross...Minion
Image for Justin TherouxJustin Theroux...Megamind's Father
Image for Ben StillerBen Stiller...Bernard
Jessica Schulte...Megamind's Mother
Tom McGrath...Lord Scott/Prison Guard
Emily Nordwind...Lady Scott
Image for J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons...Warden
Ella Olivia Stiller...Schoolchild
Quinn Dempsey Stiller...Schoolchild
Brian Hopkins...Prisoner
Christopher Knights...Prison Guard