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Megamind [2010] (1 disc)

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Director:Tom McGrath
Writer:Alan Schoolcraft
Brent Simons
Composer:Hans Zimmer
Lorne Balfe
Length:95 minutes
(1 hour 35 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Sci-Fi
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  • Fantasy
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  • Kids
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: Oddball and zany. Great fun.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Tom McGrath => Director / Lord Scott / Prison Guard  (voice)
Alan Schoolcraft => Writer
Brent Simons => Writer
Hans Zimmer => Composer
Lorne Balfe => Composer
Ben Stiller => Bernard  (voice)
Brad Pitt => Metro Man  (voice)
Brian Hopkins => Prisoner (voice)
Christopher Knights => Prison Guard  (voice)
David Cross => Minion  (voice)
Ella Olivia Stiller => Schoolchild  (voice)
Emily Nordwind => Lady Scott  (voice)
J.K. Simmons => Warden  (voice)
Jack Blessing => Newscaster  (voice)
Jasper Johannes Andrews => Crying Baby  (voice)
Jessica Schulte => Megamind's Mother  (voice)
Jonah Hill => Tighten  (voice)
Justin Theroux => Megamind's Father  (voice)
Mike Mitchell => Father in Crowd  (voice)
Quinn Dempsey Stiller => Schoolchild  (voice)
Stephen Kearin => Mayor  (voice)
Tina Fey => Roxanne Ritchie  (voice)
Will Ferrell => Megamind  (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • After Megamind has taken over the town, his large "No you can't" posters are a reference to American president Barack Obama's 2008 campaign posters featuring the slogan "Yes we can".
  • Both Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. were approached for the role of Megamind, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. Stiller, however, appears in the role as Bernard the curator.
  • There are numerous references to Superman in this film. These include: - The way Megamind's parents put him in a capsule to Earth just before his planet is destroyed - The love interest is a reporter - Hal's "space dad" is obviously modeled after Marlon Brando as Superman's father in Richard Donner's film version - Almost all of Metroman's super powers are the same as Superman's - Megamind's pronunciation of Metro City has the same stress pattern as 'Metropolis' in [Superman] - Megamind's alter ego Bernard wears glasses like Clark Kent. - In the Metro Man Museum, there's a statue of Metro Man preparing to catch an airplane. This is a reference to John Byrne's [Superman] comics, where Superman made his first appearance by catching a plane and saving Lois Lane.
  • Megamind mispronounces words 20 times throughout the movie, most noticeably Metro City as Metrocity (rhyming with atrocity).
  • To promote the film, Will Ferrell assembled 1,580 of his friends and their acquaintances at a superhero costume function. This party set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of superheroes.
  • The film's plot was based on the premise: "What if Lex Luthor defeated Superman?"
  • Guillermo del Toro assisted in editing the film to make it more exciting.
  • In the office where Megamind in lamenting his destruction of Metro Man, the camera pans across the room until it stops on Megamind addressing an infamous 'Drinking Bird'. As the camera pans you can see what appears to be the Ark of the Covenant as well as what seems to be the Maltese Falcon on the desk to the right of Megamind as he begins to address the Drinking Bird.
  • At the end when MJ's track 'Bad' was playing & Hal was dancing along it, the Warden was seen to play along with two of his guards. Their 'head shaking step' was taken from Saturday night live's "what is love" skit, which also starred Will Ferrell.
  • According to director Tom McGrath, the film draws inspiration from Batman: The Movie and Superman.
  • Ella Olivia Stiller, Quinn Dempsey Stiller, Producer Ben Stiller's children, have cameos as the children in Megamind's childhood.
  • When Metro Man is discovered, Megamind at first believes he is a ghost and says "Speak, apparition." This line came from William Shakespeare's Hamlet (Scene 1, Act V).
  • Hal the cameraman is seen wearing a yellow "sad face" badge. This is a tribute to the Alan Moore comic Watchmen, where a superhero (The Comedian) wore a yellow "smiley face" badge. Considering that The Comedian was an unbalanced vigilante, this could foreshadow Hal's corruption and instability.
  • Megamind brings yellow roses to Metroman's statue after Metroman's apparent death - yellow roses are symbolic of friendship.