Synopsis: After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.
Director(s): Tom McGrath
Production: Paramount Studios/DWA
  2 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

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'd it all come to this, you ask?

My end starts at the beginning.

The very beginning.

Yes, that's me.

I had a fairly standard childhood.

I came from, what you might call,

a broken home.

Literally broken.

I was eight days old

and still living with my parents.

How sad is that?

Clearly it was time to move on.

Here is your minion.

He will take care of you.

And here is your binky.

You are destined for...

I didn't quite hear that last part,

but it sounded important.

- ...two, one.

- Destined for what?

I set out to find my destiny.

Turns out a kid from the Glaupunkt

quadrant had the exact same idea.

That was the day

I met Mr. Goody Two-Shoes...

...and our glorious rivalry was born.

Could this be

what I was destined for?

A dream life filled with luxury.

Apparently not.

Even fate picks its favorites.

No big deal.

A much different fate awaited me.

A baby! How thoughtful.

Oh, yes.

Yes, I saw it and thought of you.

Luckily I found

a lovely little place to call home.

Can we keep it?

A place that taught me

the differences between right...

...and wrong.

Mr. Goody Two-Shoes,

on the other hand,

had life handed to him

on a silver platter.

Our baby can fly.

Yes, yes, nothing

but the best for you, darling.

The power of flight,

invulnerability, and great hair.

But I had something far, far greater.

My amazing intellect...

...and knack

for building objects of mayhem.

After a few years, and with some

time off for good behavior,

I was given an opportunity

to better myself through learning... a strange place called shool.

It was there that I once again ran

into Mr. Goody Two-Shoes.

He had already amassed a gigantic army

of soft-headed groupies.

He bought their affections

with showmanship

and extravagant gifts of deliciousness.

So I, too, will make this popp-ed corn

and win over those mindless drones.

Lights out.

That's when I learned

a very hard lesson:

Good receives all the praise

and adulation,

while evil is

sent to quiet-time in the corner.

So fitting in wasn't

really an option.

While they were learning

the Itsy Bitsy Spider...

...I learned how to dehydrate animate

objects and rehydrate them at will.

Some days, it felt like it was

just me and Minion against the world.

No matter how hard I tried,

I was always the odd man out,

the last one picked,

the screw-up, the black sheep...

Get him!

- ...the bad boy.

- Freak!


Was this my destiny?

Wait, maybe it was.

Being bad is

the one thing I'm good at.

Then it hit me:

If I was the bad boy,

then I was going to be

the baddest boy of them all.

I was destined to be

a super-villain,

and we were destined to be rivals.

The die had been cast,

and so began an enduring, epic,

lifelong career.

And I loved it.

Our battles quickly got more elaborate.

He would win some.

I would almost win others.

He took the name Metro Man,

defender of Metrocity.

I decided to pick something

a little more humble: Megamind...

...incredibly handsome criminal genius

and master of all villainy.

Read on your own time. Open up.

- Hey!

- Boo!

Oh, good morning, Warden.

Great news:
I'm a changed man, and...

...and I'm ready to re-enter society

as a solid citizen.

You're a villain,

and you'll always be a villain.

You'll never change,

and you'll never Ieave.

You're fun.

You got a present in the mail.

Is it a puppy?

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Alan Schoolcraft

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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