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Megamind

action & adventure, anime & animation


Packed with high-flying action and non-stop laughs, MEGAMIND puts a whole new hilarious twist on the superhero movie. Super villain Megamind's (Will Farrell) dreams have come true when he conquers the city's protector Metro Man (Brad Pitt).

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    72%
  • Audience Score
    71%

common sense

ON for kids age 6
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
2 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Clever animated superhero story is fun, not too scary.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this animated comedy flips the typical superhero formula on its head by focusing on supervillain Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell), who doesn't quite know what to do with himself after the fall of his arch-rival supehero (Brad Pitt). Overall, the movie is age-appropriate for young grade-schoolers and up. There's one scene in which a character's supposed skeleton is shown and his death alleged, but other than that, the violence is all quite cartoonish and not particularly realistic or scary, and the 3-D isn't as intense as it is in some other animated movies. The language is also quite tame ("butt" and that sort of thing), but there's some romantic tension, and a couple holds hands, flirts, and eventually kisses. Most little kids won't understand the movie's general theme that good can't exist without evil and vice versa, but it's a fascinating concept to introduce to older children. Special note: Parents of younger kids should know that characters in the movie state that the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny don't exist.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the nature of good and evil. Do all superheroes need a supervillain nemesis? What happens after the hero is eliminated (or even the villain)? Can a hero exist in the absence of evil, and vice versa?
  • Metro Man says everyone has a choice whether to be the hero or not. Do you think that's true?
  • Can you think of other heroes who are different from the usual type? What are some examples?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    72%
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  • Audience

    71%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

With an original story and terrific animation, Megamind conquest the audience of all ages. Fresh.

- fb100002359227440, Saturday, January 28, 2012

3 stars

It's been done before but Megamind isn't just another re-hash. Of course I would never expect this as it was coming from dreamworks.

- aquateen2, Sunday, November 13, 2011

3 stars

This was actually extremely entertaining! I definitely recommend this one.

- jamers2011, Sunday, September 25, 2011