It’s clear from this first full trailer for Dreamworks’ upcoming animated superhero film Megamind that the similarities to Pixar’s The Incredibles are on purpose. That said, it isn’t exactly a bad thing. If you remember correctly, The Incredibles wasn’t a bad film. This doesn’t look bad either. Like many other Dreamworks projects, it is driven by a big name voice cast, but for the most part it’s a voice cast that seems to fit the characters. Especially that of Brad Pitt voicing the cocky superhero. Also, please note in the trailer below the incredible resemblance between Jonah Hill in real life and the character he voices in the film (he shows up momentarily).
I will admit that I’m interested in this one. Dreamworks has been steadily improving with their non-Shrek animated properties and both Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon were quality tales. This will be an interesting foray into both a contemporary setting and the world of superheroes and villains, much like Monsters vs. Aliens. And that seemed to work out just fine, so there’s no reason for anything but optimism with Megamind. Check out the full trailer below, followed by the plot synopsis. Note that the synopsis reveals some details about the story that aren’t in the trailer. One might consider them spoilers.
Megamind stars Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. It will be in theaters November 5, 2010.
From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda.” “Megamind” is the most brilliant supervillain 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,” an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called “Titan”, who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it’s much more fun to be a villain than a good guy . Except Titan doesn’t just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?