Released in 2010, Megamind is a U.S. 3D action film with the classic superhero-villain story. The movie was directed by Tom McGrath and produced by DreamWorks Animation. Megamind was created with a budget of $130 million and grossed nearly $322 million. The film runs for a total of 98 minutes. The film starts when two extra terrestrial babies are launched from their doomed home planets in a pod. One of the babies is Megamind, voiced by Will Ferrell, and the other baby is Metro Man, voiced by Brad Pitt. Both pods land on a place called Metro City, but on different homes. Megamind's pod lands on a prison while Metro Man's pod lands on a home owned by an affluent family. As they grow up, Megamind becomes the super genius, but super villain of Metro City. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Metro Man, becomes the popular and celebrated superhero of the city.
Back and forth battles occur between the two rivals. And in almost every fight, good overcomes evil. One day, Megamind along with his assistant Minion, a fish voiced by David Cross, decides to kidnap a reported named Roxanne Ritchi, voiced by Tina Fey, in order to trap Metro Man in an observatory. Trapped in the copper-lined confinement, Metro Man appears to weaken and reveals his weakness to be copper. Megamind then fires his invention "death ray" to kill the weakened superhero.
With Metro Man gone from Metro City, no one could stop him from doing his evil acts. But after days of robbing banks and vandalizing the city, Megamind finds himself bored and dissatisfied. He finds his role as a villain purposeless because there's no one to challenge it. While trying to destroy the Metro Man hall, Megamind sees Roxanne. He then uses a holographic camouflage to disguise himself as the building's curator, named Bernard, who is voiced by Ben Stiller. After having a chat with Roxanne, Megamind suddenly gets an idea to make a serum that comprises of Metro Man's DNA. Whoever is injected with the serum gains superhero powers.
Megamind accidentally shoots the gun. It ricochets back and forth the laboratory and into the pipelines. It hits Hal, Roxanne's cameraman. Unfortunately, Megamind's plan backfires and instead of Hal becoming a superhero, he decides to become another super villain. Having no choice and developing feelings for Roxanne, Megamind steps up to become the superhero of the city he has long terrorized.
- Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross
- Paramount Studios/DWA
- Cameron Hood, Kyle Jefferson