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When a cunning supervillain destroys his crime-fighting rival, the rogue finds life boring and dull. He creates a new superhero who ends up seeking to destroy the world, forcing Megamind to play the hero role for once in his life. It's actually a rather interesting plot. We've all watched something involving superheroes and villains as children, but have you ever wondered what would happen if the bad guy actually won? Well, here's your chance to see it in action! The humor is hit and miss, but don't expect anything laugh-out-loud. There are just a few moments here and there that are chuckle-funny. The plot points are predictable as there are no unexpected turns or twists. However, the clever concept of the film is brought to the big screen fairly well.
This animated comedy is actually backed by some good talent. Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and David Cross all back the line of characters. Everyone pulls his or her own weight very well here. It's actually rather funny how some of the animate characters look like exaggerated cartoon versions of the real-life actors. The voice work is done well and perfectly matches each of the characters.
To call the animation of Megamind on the same level as Toy Story 3 wouldn't be correct. However, it's still decent looking animation. It's pretty detailed and definitely took the cartoonish route instead of what has become popular in animation, which is trying to make it look as close to real life as possible. Otherwise, it's rather impressive animation.
If we were to continue to closely compare Megamind to a few of the other animated films that were released in 2010, it's not quite on par. However, it certainly stands tall against many others. It's fun, entertaining, and has a cool concept. Megamind ends up being good, not great, yet still worth a watch.