HEROES AREN’T BORN. THEY’RE MADE.
Two alien babies are shipped to Earth and grow up in Metro City, shaping their future as a superhero, Metro Man, and a super-villain, Megamind. The Madagascar (2005) director strikes with a saga that flips the Superman myth and focuses on the villain and his potential for greatness; Guillermo del Toro was also hired as a “creative consultant”. Good 3D effects, an engaging cast and a few funny situations boost a story about what happens when the gray shades of people’s personalities interfere with a black-and-white mindset… but it needs better jokes.
2010-U.S. Animated. 96 min. Color. Directed by Tom McGrath. Voices of Will Ferrell (Megamind), Tina Fey (Roxanne Ritchie), Brad Pitt (Metro Man), Jonah Hill, David Cross, Ben Stiller… Justin Theroux, J.K. Simmons.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Stiller, who was also considered for the part of Megamind; so was Robert Downey, Jr..