Director: Tom McGrath
Stars: Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt
Megamind isn’t so much a movie as it is a pop cultural pile-on.
This animated superhero parody makes so many zippy references to film, music and other mass obsessions, it’s like watching stand-up comedians trade riffs with each other on a Just For Laughs stage.
With the exception of Brad Pitt, who is capable of hilarity, most of the principal voices actually are veteran stand-up and/or sketch comics.
Will Ferrell is the titular villain, a big-domed blue genius who just wants the world to obey him — or else. Pitt is Metro Man, a flying hunk who defends truth, liberty and the American way in a concrete burgh called Metro City.