Megamind

 (7,693)7.21 h 35 min2010X-RayPG
Packed with high-flying action and non-stop laughs, MEGAMIND puts a whole new hilarious twist on the superhero movie.
Directors
Tom McGrath
Starring
Will FerrellJonah HillBrad Pitt
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ComedyKidsAdventureAction
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Tina Fey
Producers
Lara BreayDenise Nolan CascinoStuart CornfeldBen Stiller
Studio
Paramount Pictures
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PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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Spee-iii-derReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsI am in love
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In a World full of hot garbage and disappointment, this movie truly surpasses all expectations. It is glorious. What a delight. I HIGHLY recommend it for: recooperating from a breakup, entertaining a small child, entertaining a very large child, a background soundtrack in your office, or your unapologetic way of apologizing to your family after you burnt their dinner & turned their white socks fuchsia. Even though the main character has the complexion of a popular primary color, it does not detract from the electrifying ambiance of the film. Marvelous, fantastic, and “disgustingly horrifying.” This is not petty, it’s sincere. 10/10 definitely recommend.
16 people found this helpful
Hex FlareheartReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsThe movie went in a lot of directions I wasn't expecting out of it (and that's a good thing in this case)
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This is a movie I'd been wanting to see for a very long time, but never had the opportunity to until recently, and let me tell you: it was worth the wait.

The movie went in a lot of directions I wasn't expecting out of it (and that's a good thing in this case), and genuinely managed to surprise me with where the plot ACTUALLY went. It very much deconstructs the usual dynamic of this kind of 'superhero vs supervillain' setup, albeit while obviously parodying Superman in both Megamind and Metro Man's backstories (plus the latter's powers).

And naturally, being a Dreamworks movie, the CG is fantastic. Though Megamind often looks a bit... odd, it's undoubtedly intentional. And of course, Megamind's definitely right when discussing the difference between a 'villain', and a 'SUPERvillain'; his presentation is fantastic. When he arrives, he makes sure you KNOW IT.

Also, gratuitous use of very fitting rock music is always a plus. Megamind's got good taste.
46 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsWhat if the villain wasn't such a bad person who just wanted some love?
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Megamind was a reversal of the traditional superhero film. It focused upon the villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) instead of the hero. Megamind grew up the school reject, he always felt alone, and wanted to find love. The movie posed the question that if given the chance maybe the villain wasn’t a bad person after all.

The story plays with the usual superhero genre. It begins with many of the familiar tropes like Megamind hatching a very elaborate plan only to be defeated at the last moment. Then it changes things up when Megamind actually wins and then a hero emerges that turns out to be a selfish jerk. That’s what makes the money stand out and it also leads to plenty of funny moments as well.
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Mrs. MReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful movie
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I love this movie!!! Once upon a time I owned every Disney VHS there was, and then, well, VHS was a thing of the past (can you imagine!!!?) and my final ability to play my beloved movies broke for the umpteenth time and I just couldn't justify fixing it again. I tried converting them to DVD or digital media, but no go--I finally just gave them away and am in the process of rebuilding my collection. For any body who hasn't seen Megamind (is there really anybody out there who hasn't?) this is a wonderful movie with a positive message that you will remember years down the road. But underneath it all, there is an endearing story that has earned this movie its' place in the "Classic" hall of fame.

Amazon Digital is wonderful--it's nice to have this movie there in my forever library so I can watch it whenever and wherever I wish. The process was simple--press buy and viola! It showed up in my library.
18 people found this helpful
LanaReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsEntertaining and action fulled family fun.
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This is the 1998 witty 3-D animation fantasy from Dreamworks. Directed by Tim McGrath; Screenplay by Alan Schoolcraft, and Brent Simons, with the voices of Will Ferrell as Megamind/Space Dad; Brad Pitt as Metro Man; Tina Fey as Roxanne; Jonah Hill as Hal/Tighten, and David Gross as Minion.

Love conquers all in this very entertaining family film full of pop culture references and music smartly placed in the film performed by Michael Jackson; AC/DC, and Minnie Riperton. Visually pleasing with sleek constructed art design, the film has the somewhat sophisticated moral that good and evil must be in opposition to exist.

We are introduced to the anti-hero Megamind, as a green eyed, blue faced egghead who is a hyper-sensitive brainiac donning a British accent (inspired by Rex Harrison), that can't complete his evil schemes, nor win a fight with his nemesis, Metro Man.

Since an accident caused Metro Man to disappear, we find Megamind living in his abandoned power plant feeling lost and bored. The idea comes to him that he needs a new nemesis to be fulfilled, so he creates one using Hal, a redheaded nerd who works for the local news station as a cameraman and names him Tighten. But Tighten soon learns that his new powers are a perfect way to take revenge on the city for rejecting him.

Meanwhile, the disguised Megamind, has met and fallen in love with Roxanne, the beautiful news reporter that is orbited by Metro Man and Tighten. Through this relationship, Megamind wins over his evil nature and becomes her hero causing Roxanne’s love to be a real possibility.

Good family fun and very entertaining. An easy watch.
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Scott PReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsI recomend this film in any version, but the 3D version is spectacular -- if you like that sort of thing.
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The movie itself is a clever funny animated film that is fun for the whole family. I can watch this movie several times and still enjoy the humor in it. I bought this is 3D. While the 2D version is great, the 3D version is one of the best 3D films I have seen with many (too many to count) effects popping off the screen. I recomend this film in any version, but the 3D version is spectacular -- if you like that sort of thing.
21 people found this helpful
M. 9 FingersReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsMega awesome!
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I had seen this movie year ago, but I picked it up from A on Prime Day 2016. I watched it with my young daughter, who loves The Incredibles and similar stories. I enjoyed this move a lot. Mostly because I like the humor of the film and the really creative role-swap where the good guy dies early int eh film and the bad guy gets super-bored becuase he has complete control with no opposition.

I won't spoil any more of the film, but I really like the direction that these characters take. It has some of the wonderful super-gadgets that you find in the Dispicable Me films (yes, this was first), think dehydration ray, and explores some elements of super hero angst from an adult character's point of view like we see in the Incredibles. This review is just a rambling mess. . . watch this movie, you won't be disappointed unless you are very jaded and negative.

PS. Despite the statement in the movie made by the bad guy (good guy?) that there is no Tooth Fairy,. Easter Bunny, Santa Claus. . . I think this can be a great film to share with your children. I really like that hte characters are somewhat complex and not 100% good or evil. Introducing a gray area in a superhero film is a pretty modern thing to do.
20 people found this helpful
Bonnie ElizabethReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsQuick review, then spoilers
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Incredibly underrated movie. It's cute, funny, and has a great lesson: You are who you choose to be. I can be picky about movies, but I cannot come up with one bag thing to say about this one. Even the music is great. Great for kids, entertaining for adults (and not in the, "Let's slip in an adult joke kids won't notice" way)

***** SPOILERS *****
First character I talked about with my kids: the "hero." Sure, he's saved Metro City countless times, but that doesn't mean he wants to; people just expect him to. He felt so trapped with no one to talk to that he faked his own death. He was popular, but he didn't have any actual friends. Maybe if he had one person to talk to, things would have been different.
The female is interesting. She's not the usual "Damsel in distress" type, but neither is she overboard with the "I don't need a man." She seems like a real person, and they subtly point out that the big jock type doesn't do it for her; she wants someone with substance. People assume she's in a relationship with the "hero," but she finds him boring.
Hal is a wonderful example of why not everyone has great ability; some people shouldn't, or the power will go to their heads. This is a great thing to talk about with kids. It's easy to say, "Oh, if I had money, I would..." or "If I were a great athlete, I would..." but maybe you don't have those things because you couldn't handle it. It made my oldest take a good look into himself and really think.
Finally, Megamind. Megamind is the perfect illustration that you can born into certain circumstances, look a certain way, and be told your whole life one thing, but that doesn't define who you are. You are who you choose to be. Megamind failed at everything he did, trying to fit into the mold other people had cast for him. When he broke out and was his true self, he was amazing, and people loved him for it.

Seriously, this movie is not your usual Dreamworks movie. We need more like this.
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