In Theaters This Weekend: Megamind

The animated film Megamind, with a star-studded cast of voices, opens in theaters nationwide Friday, November 5, 2010.


Photo by DreamWorks Animation

Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known… and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way — Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest “mind” actually be the one to save the day?

Character voices from Megamind include Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux and David Cross.

Megamind received mixed reviews from the critics.

“You have seen all this before.” Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“This set-up is bright and amusing, even if it does feel recycled from bits and pieces of such recent animated landmarks as The Invincibles with its superpowers and Despicable Me with its villain.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Though enlivened by some moderately clever twists on the superhero-movie template, Megamind never shakes off a feeling of been-there-spoofed-that.” -Justin Chang, Variety

“The voice casting is on the money and these funny people — and I’m including Pitt, who plays this sort of self-mocking Adonis well, even in animated form — make this cute comedy come off.” -Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

Check out the Megamind movie trailer below.

Megamind is rated PG for action and some language.

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