Megamind (2010)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 36 mins

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Embedded with quirky comedy and thought-provoking drama, this action-oriented animation film delves into the twists and turns in the life of a super-intelligent alien supervillain, Megamind. After a long-lasting battle one day, he actually destroys his foe, the much-loved superhero Metro Man. Having the fictional Metro City for himself, Megamind finds out that his villainy has no purpose and thus creates a new superhero to serve as his nemesis. His plan backfires, as he ends up creating instead a new super-villain. With Metro City spiraling out of control, Megamind attempts to set things right and discovers his newfound purpose - as a superhero.
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Actor
as Megamind
as Bernard
as Metro Man
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Minion
as Schoolchild
as Lady Scott
as Warden
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Megamind's Mother
as Tighten
Supporting Actor
as Schoolchild
Supporting Actor
as Roxanne Ritchie
as Lord Scott / Prison Guard

Direction

Director

Production

Executive Producer
Associate Producer

Music

Music Director
Composer

Sound

Sound Editor
Foley Artist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Assistant Sound Re-recording Mixer

Art

Art Director

Casting

Choreography

Choreographer

Editorial

Editor
Associate Editor
Assistant Editor

Thanks

Special Thanks
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
In hailing Megamind as a hero for defeating Tighten, no one seems to care that Megamind created Tighten in the first place, nor is he held responsible for the crimes he committed while he ruled the city, or for the dozens of life sentences he was already serving, or for, as far anyone knows, murdering Metro Man.

Miscellaneous
When Megamind transforms into different forms, his voice changes to match the character. However, when Megamind transforms into Bernard, his voice remains that of Megamind's. This is explained though as we see the watch recording the warden's voice during Megamind's escape from prison. He didn't get the chance to record Bernard's voice in the rush to replace him in the museum and had to use his own voice.

Continuity
When Minion confronts Megamind about dating Roxanne Ritchie, Megamind disables Minion's arm. When Megamind says maybe he doesn't want to be the bad guy anymore, Minion recoils with a gasp and lifts both arms in surprise which he shouldn't have been able to do with a disabled arm. Minion is then shown driving away on his Segway, and his arm is once again disabled.

Continuity
When Megamind dehydrates Bernard and then assumes Bernard's likeness as his disguise, he scoops up Bernard's eyeglasses and cellphone from the sky-walk. In the credits extra scene, when Bernard pops up out of the washing machine after being re-hydrated, his glasses are askew on his face.

Continuity
When Megamind, disguised as Bernard, is in the library with Roxanne, the book he reads before the next scene is titled 'Megamind Unmasked'. The back of the book is actually a summary of a different book, 'The Happiest Me I Can Be' which is a book not seen until later into the movie.

Continuity
Early in the movie, when Roxanne is asking Megamind where he gets the equipment for his super villain lair, Minion's hand is sometimes on the back of her chair, and sometimes missing, between shots.
Trivia:
In the early portion of the movie, when Megamind has Metro Man trapped in the real abandoned observatory, look closely at the scene where the images of Megamind and Metro Man are being projected upon the buildings. Just after Megamind orders Minion to fire the death beam, there is a single frame where Metro Man fades slightly from the observatory screen and reappears faintly behind Megamind on the opposite screen. This was intentional to foreshadow Metro Man's story of how he faked his death.

The dresses Roxanne wears throughout the film visualize her relationship with Megamind. When she first appears she wears a red dress, when Megamind was her enemy. Later she wears purple as she and Megamind develop a better relationship. Roxanne's final dress is blue as she has fully accepted Megamind.

When Metro Man is discovered, Megamind at first believes he is a ghost and says "Speak, apparition." This line came from William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' (Scene 1, Act V).

Hal the cameraman is seen wearing a yellow "sad face" badge. This is a tribute to the Alan Moore comic 'Watchmen', where a superhero (The Comedian) wore a yellow "smiley face" badge. Considering that The Comedian was an unbalanced vigilante, this could foreshadow Hal's corruption and instability.

Ben Stiller's children Ella Olivia Stiller, Quinn Dempsey Stiller are the children in Megamind's childhood.

The script consultant Justin Theroux plays a cameo role in this movie as Megamind's father.

This film was originally titled "Master Mind". However, the name had already been trademarked by the makers of the 1970s board game and TV show Mastermind (1972), so it could not be used. It was then going to be titled "Oobermind", which was a misspelling of the term "über-mind." The word "über" refers to something that is large or great; in this case, the title character's over-swollen skull/brain. But it didn't sound right, so it was revised to become "Megamind".

Megamind's Dehydration gun also bears the commands DECOMPRESS, DEBILITATE, DEMORALIZE, DECOUPAGE, DEREGULATE, DEATH RAY and DESTROY.

This film's plot was based on the premise: "What if Lex Luthor defeated Superman?"

Megamind's invisible car is a combination of two famous superhero vehicles: the Batmobile (commanded by Batman), and Wonder Woman's invisible plane.

Guillermo del Toro assisted in editing the film to make it more exciting.

To promote this animation movie, Will Ferrell assembled 1,580 of his friends and their acquaintances at a superhero costume function. This party set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of superheroes.

Metro City is located in Michigan. This can be clearly seen in a shot where Megamind's satellite is in orbit around the earth.

Megamind mispronounces words 20 times throughout the movie, most noticeably Metro City as Metrocity (rhyming with atrocity).

This is Brad Pitt's first voice acting job since Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003), another DreamWorks film.

There are numerous references to Superman in this film. These include: - The way Megamind's parents put him in a capsule to Earth just before his planet is destroyed - The love interest is a reporter - Hal's "space dad" is obviously modeled after Marlon Brando as Superman (1978)'s father in Richard Donner's film version - Almost all of Metroman's super powers are the same as Superman's - Megamind's pronunciation of Metro City has the same stress pattern as 'Metropolis' in Superman - Megamind's alter ego Bernard wears glasses like Clark Kent. - In the Metro Man Museum, there's a statue of Metro Man preparing to catch an airplane. This is a reference to John Byrne's 'Superman' comics, where Superman made his first appearance by catching a plane and saving Lois Lane.

Each of the three super-humans in this film has a unique color scheme: Megamind's prominent color is blue, Metro Man is always seen with white, and Titan is colored red.

Both Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. were approached for the role of Megamind, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. Stiller, however, appears in the role as Bernard the curator.

In the office where Megamind in lamenting his destruction of Metro Man, the camera pans across the room until it stops on Megamind addressing an infamous 'Drinking Bird'. As the camera pans you can see what appears to be the Ark of the Covenant as well as what seems to be the Maltese Falcon on the desk to the right of Megamind as he begins to address the Drinking Bird.

After Megamind has taken over the town, his large "No you can't" posters are a reference to American president Barack Obama's 2008 campaign posters featuring the slogan "Yes we can".

According to director Tom McGrath, the film draws inspiration from Batman: The Movie (1966) and Superman (1978).