Western Animation: Megamind
Who says villains can't rock out?
What's the point of being bad when there's no good to try and stop you?
What happens when you take the Superman
mythos and give the point of view (and ultimate victory) to Lex Luthor
/Brainiac instead? That question can finally be put to rest.
In the Genre Savvy
world of spoof superheroes, Megamind, the greatest villain in the world
, is locked in an eternal battle against the seemingly invincible and perfect
Metro Man. However, in their last confrontation over Megamind's go-to Damsel in Distress
, Roxanne, he finally (and surprisingly
) manages to kill his Arch-Nemesis
After initially gloating over his victory, Megamind soon realizes that his greatest wish
has in reality become his worst nightmare: he had no real plans for what to do
after he had gotten rid of Metro Man. It was the battle he found ultimately fulfilling, not the reward. Besides, as it turns out, being completely free to wreak ultimate havoc quickly gets really, really boring
To snap himself out of his funk and get his super-villain career back on track, he creates a new
superhero, Titan, to be his replacement nemesis. But things don't turn out as planned - to put it mildly - and before long, it's up to the bad guy to stop his heroic creation before it is too late.
Produced by DreamWorks Animation
. Though the film received positive reviews and outgrossed its budget, it did not make enough back to turn a profit for Dreamworks, resulting in a small box office loss and killing any chance of a sequel (unless you count the straight-to-video Megamind: The Buttom of Doom
Not to be confused with Mega Man
(despite the protagonist's blue-ness as well as the fact that the villain's
name is "Mega
Mind" and the hero's name is "Metro Man
This film provides examples of: