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Notorious Metro City villian Megamind (voice of Will Ferrell) becomes an unlikely savior to the troubled metropolis after defeating beloved do-gooder Metro Man (voice of Brad Pitt) and creating a new opponent who refuses to play by the rules. Megamind was only an infant when his parents loaded him into an emergency escape pod and jettisoned him into space just as their planet was being sucked into a black hole. His destination: planet Earth. Meanwhile, another slightly more wholesome baby sets out on the same trajectory. But while the latter will ultimately land in the home of a wealthy couple… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For a film whose stock in trade are tongue-in-cheek reversals of comic-book cliché, it too often settles for trite audience-pleasing."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"You'll enjoy it. And then you'll forget it."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"[Megamind] has splendid visuals, a good story, and enough witty dialogue to turn it into an enjoyable experience that's worth checking out."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Would be lost in the crowd, perhaps deservedly so, if it didn't pull aces on its execution."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Hardly a knockout, but Megamind is an immensely enjoyable animated adventure that spoofs and pays homage to the superhero genre."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The fast-paced wisecracks and ironic asides that are the studio's hallmark help to push the film past the lumpy, generic storytelling."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"The story's the thing. And this one is as subtly deep as it is ridiculously fun."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"It may not raise the bar of this rapidly developing genre, but it manages to pack a lot of fun and spectacle into its running time."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"If you have to choose between this and the superficially similar Despicable Me, choose Megamind. It's less predictable, funnier, cleverer and generally more enjoyable."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"There's a distinctly deflated ambiance to the shenanigans, leaving the picture serious eye-candy on the prowl for bellylaughs it infuriatingly never finds."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"No doubt some of it is charming enough to induce giggles in its preteen target audience... What's needed is a narrative invention to match the technical invention."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"I do love Ferrell, whose absurdist man-child routine has always been a matter of taste."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"It does have the odd cheeky nod for the grown-ups -- and it is presented in inglorious 3D -- but it's also got a screenplay overflowing with charm, intelligence, wit and a real spark."
‑ Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy
"This is a harmless animated movie that's full of empty laughs. The main problem with all those empty laughs is that they arrive wrapped in a package you've seen before, probably even if you're still a kid."
‑ Dave White,
"Megamind is dramatically and comedically inert."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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