1 Hour, 36 Minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for action and some language.
Added features: Closed Caption; Behind the scenes with cast and crew.
featuring the voices of:
Will Ferrell ...
Brad Pitt ...
Tina Fey ...
Jonah Hill ...
David Cross ...
Ben Stiller ...
J.K. Simmons ...
| In this animated adventure, Metro City is a thriving city center protected by the ever-powerful and
efficient Metro Man (Brad Pitt) who keeps the municipality safe from its
resident villain, the evil but hopelessly inept Megamind (Will Farrell) who spends his days launching shoddily conceived plans, like continually kidnapping attractive TV news reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey). Finally, one of those schemes accidentally works when Megamind is able to destroy Metro Man.
But, our super-villain soon discovers life is pretty dull without a nemesis to share it with, so he decides to turn
Roxanne's nerdy cameraman, Hal (Jonah Hill), into a superhero, transforming him into a powerhouse he names Tighten and who quickly decides to make up for a lifetime of abuse by using
his new abilities for revenge. This radically undermines Megamind's plans for
"balance." Meanwhile Metro Man is found alive but in no shape to resume
his normal duties, so Megamind, with help of his longtime friend, Minion
(David Cross), must summon whatever good he can to transform himself
and save the day.
This is the second film, after Despicable Me in which the central villain
eventually becomes a "good guy."
Director Tom McGrath plays the
twist on the superhero premise for all it's worth, emphasizing comedy
and character but still providing plenty of fun and action in the
mix. This could be Will Farrell's most
appealing screen character since Elf, while Tina Fey plays equally effortlessly as the plucky Roxanne. Jonah Hill also gets the humor
and goes for it with gusto, as does David Cross as the delightful Minion.