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Western Animation / Megamind

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"Here's my day so far: Went to jail, lost the girl of my dreams, and got my butt kicked pretty good. Still, things could be a lot worse. ... Oh, that's right. I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't. How did it all come to this, you ask? My end starts at the beginning... the very beginning..."

What happens when you take the Superman mythos and give the point of view (and ultimate victory) to Lex Luthor/Brainiac instead? You get this 2010 film from DreamWorks Animation.

In the world of spoof superheroes, Megamind, (voiced by Will Ferrell), the greatest villain in the world, is locked in an eternal battle against the seemingly invincible and perfect Metro Man (Brad Pitt). However, in their last confrontation over go-to Damsel in Distress Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), Megamind finally (and surprisingly) manages to defeat his Arch-Nemesis.

After initially gloating over his victory, Megamind soon realizes that his greatest wish is not all it's been cracked up to be. With the help of his loyal Minion (David Cross), Megamind decides to create a new hero to make his status meaningful. He chooses Roxanne's awkward camera man Hal Stewart (Jonah Hill) and trains him to become a new hero called "Titan". Unfortunately, Titan, instead of using his powers for good, sets out for mass destruction, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.


In February of 2022, DreamWorks announced that a Sequel Series is in the works, called Megamind's Guide to Defending Your City, which will stream exclusively on Peacock. Reportedly, the show will follow Megamind attempting to become a social media influencer as well as a true superhero. The original film’s writers, Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, will return as executive producers.

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").


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Megamind's Reign of Terror

After Megamind (supposedly) destroys his life-long nemesis Metro-Man and declares himself Metro City's ruler, he and Minion go on a crime spree where they graffiti the city, steal all of the art from the Art Museum and have pillow fights with (presumably stolen) cash, all set to "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne.

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