Rated: PG

Distributed By:

Dreamworks Animation

Directed by:

Tom McGrath (Madagascar)

Starring:

Voices of Will Ferrell as Megamind; Brad Pitt as Metro Man; Tina Fey as Roxanne Ritchi; Jonah Hill as Tighten; David Cross as Minion

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Megamind

It's not easy being blue and having a head shaped like a light bulb...and having a nemesis who's perfect. When Megamind was a baby, his parents saved his life by sending him to Earth. The only problem is another toddler was launched at the same time. Now the two seem destined to be rivals. And since Metro Man has all the heroic bases covered, Megamind figures that leaves him with only one choice: He'll be the villain.

But if he's destined to be bad, he'll be the smartest, evilest and most well-equipped supervillain the world has ever seen! There’s only one problem. Metro Man always seems to fly in and save the day. Then one day Megamind defeats Metro Man. Somehow, though, not having a hero to fight makes everything so...pointless. The blue brainiac determines that something must be done.

The fact is Megamind really isn't a bad guy. He comes to understand that even though he doesn’t look the part of a hero that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Megamind's little blue pet, Minion, sticks with him through thick and thin, and Megamind apologizes after hurting his pal's feelings. As with any superhero film, there is a lot of boom-bang destruction. Buildings collapse, cities are destroyed and villains wreak havoc.

The jokes in Megamind stay good-natured and avoid other DreamWorks Animation productions' abundance of potty humor. However, some of the characters do say a few crude interjections. The 3-D animation is crisp and fun. And there are story twists that swoop in, just in the nick of time, to keep you on your toes.

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