History Headscratchers / Megamind

2nd May '16 3:57:05 PM aziuka
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** ure, normal!Hal wasn't a villain per se, but the fact that he turned into one when given the chance is pretty telling. Roxanne has the right to choose whomever she's dating, regardless of whether that particular someone is nice to her or not. Metro Man was saving her on a regular basis, all the while being helpful and polite, and the movie emphatically made a point of that this has nothing to do with romantic affection. Hal should have learned long ago to take no for an answer and leave Roxanne alone with his advances - the movie suggests that this was roughly the billionth time he asked her out, and she always put him down. Hal is the only one to blame here as he behaved like a small child who throws a tantrum when he's denied something. Except that this particular tantrum ended in manslaughter and severe property damage.

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** ure, normal!Hal wasn't a villain per se, but the fact that he turned If someone you would never ever want to get into one when given the chance is pretty telling. a relationship with constantly forced himself on you and then blamed you for him turning into a criminal, would you agree with them? Roxanne has the right to choose whomever she's dating, regardless of whether that particular someone is nice to her or not. Metro Man was saving her on a regular basis, all the while (presumably) being helpful and polite, and the movie emphatically made a point of that this has nothing ''nothing'' to do with romantic affection. Hal should have learned long ago to take no for an answer and leave Roxanne alone with his advances - the movie suggests that this was roughly the billionth time he asked her out, and she always put him down. While not doing anything ''evil'' per se, Hal suspiciously resembles a stalker (remember the [[StalkerShrine creepy poster in his room, complete with a love note]]). Hal is the only one to blame here as he behaved like a small child who throws a tantrum when he's denied something. Except that this particular tantrum ended in manslaughter and severe property damage.
damage. As for treating him like dirt, that's pretty obviously Hal's [[UnreliableNarrator own twisted interpretation of the previous events]], as when we actually see them together onscreen, Roxanne shows incredible patience and sympathy towards him.
2nd May '16 3:48:15 PM aziuka
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** ure, normal!Hal wasn't a villain per se, but the fact that he turned into one when given the chance is pretty telling. Roxanne has the right to choose whomever she's dating, regardless of whether that particular someone is nice to her or not. Metro Man was saving her on a regular basis, all the while being helpful and polite, and the movie emphatically made a point of that this has nothing to do with romantic affection. Hal should have learned long ago to take no for an answer and leave Roxanne alone with his advances - the movie suggests that this was roughly the billionth time he asked her out, and she always put him down. Hal is the only one to blame here as he behaved like a small child who throws a tantrum when he's denied something. Except that this particular tantrum ended in manslaughter and severe property damage.
18th Apr '16 4:43:15 PM aziuka
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[[folder:Prison inmates]]

*Just how did Megamind's HeelFaceTurn affect his foster family? By becoming a superhero, he basically betrayed them in favor of getting the affection of the people who ostracized him and made him want to be a villain in the first place! As a child, the inmates were the only people who genuinely cared for him and accepted him for who he was, and now he's making a living out of pursuing bay guys like them? I'd imagine Megamind's next few visits in the Metro City Prison were incredibly awkward.

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18th Apr '16 10:00:14 AM aziuka
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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. (Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh justice system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much. This is obviously a humorous exaggeration, but after Metro Man's [[spoiler: seeming death]] one has to wonder just what other crimes Megamind committed to warrant several thousand years in prison.)

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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. (Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh justice system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much. This is obviously a humorous exaggeration, but after Metro Man's [[spoiler: seeming faked death]] one has to wonder just what other crimes Megamind committed to warrant several thousand years in prison.)
18th Apr '16 9:59:27 AM aziuka
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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. (Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh justice system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much. This is obviously a humorous exaggeration, but after Metro Man's [[spoiler: seeming death]] one has to wonder just what else did Megamind do to warrant several thousand years in prison.

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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. (Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh justice system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much. This is obviously a humorous exaggeration, but after Metro Man's [[spoiler: seeming death]] one has to wonder just what else did other crimes Megamind do committed to warrant several thousand years in prison.
prison.)
18th Apr '16 9:58:15 AM aziuka
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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. (Not to mention that you don't get ''85 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh legal system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much. This is obviously a humorous exaggeration, but after Metro Man's [[spoiler: seeming death]] one has to wonder just what else did Megamind do to warrant several thousand years in prison.

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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. (Not to mention that you don't get ''85 ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh legal justice system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much. This is obviously a humorous exaggeration, but after Metro Man's [[spoiler: seeming death]] one has to wonder just what else did Megamind do to warrant several thousand years in prison.
18th Apr '16 3:41:42 AM aziuka
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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh legal system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much.

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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. Not (Not to mention that you don't get ''88 ''85 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh legal system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much.
much. This is obviously a humorous exaggeration, but after Metro Man's [[spoiler: seeming death]] one has to wonder just what else did Megamind do to warrant several thousand years in prison.
18th Apr '16 3:22:52 AM aziuka
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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human (humanoid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh legal system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much.

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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human (humanoid) human(oid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh legal system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up shit to get this much.
18th Apr '16 3:22:07 AM aziuka
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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human (humanoid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, you've gotta do some pretty fucked-up stuff to be punished in such a way.

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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human (humanoid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, you've or provided that Metro City has an incredibly harsh legal system, you gotta do some pretty fucked-up stuff shit to be punished in such a way.
get this much.
18th Apr '16 3:19:41 AM aziuka
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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human (humanoid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. This is anything but sympathetic.

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* It really bothers me that Megamind is treated throughout the entire movie as a misunderstood loner who isn't capable of doing genuinely evil things (in contrast to the real bad guy [[spoiler: Titan]]). Except that, you know, he ''murders a guy and cheers about it''. Yes, Metro Man [[spoiler: didn't really die]] but Megamind wasn't aware of that; for all he knew, he killed another human (humanoid) being, and was clearly enjoying it. He only regretted it afterwards because he felt bored and unfulfilled, not because he felt actual remorse. This is anything but sympathetic.
Not to mention that you don't get ''88 life sentences'' for nothing. Even with the rampant prejudice against blue aliens, you've gotta do some pretty fucked-up stuff to be punished in such a way.
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