New MegaMind Trailer
05.21.10 by BJSprecher
The first full-length trailer for DreamWorks' latest 3-D animated feature, MegaMind, has just debuted online and it's hilarious. Like the movie, the trailer "flips the script" on the standard superhero story by telling things from the villain's perspective. Borrowing a page out of Superman's origin story, the villain MegaMind (Will Ferrell) — like his eventual nemesis, the heroic Metro Man (Brad Pitt) — was blasted off of his doomed planet and sent to earth shortly after his birth. The two inevitably become rivals, with MegaMind concocting one deathtrap after another for Metro Man and even kidnapping Metro Man's gal pal, the Lois Lane-inspired Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey).
The trailer tries to capitalize on having Brad Pitt in the heroic lead, but what is not revealed is that Metro Man will meet his end at the hands of MegaMind, which sets up the really interesting plot twist: Without Metro Man to give his villainy purpose, MegaMind creates the super-powered Titan (Jonah Hill) to oppose him. But, Titan apparently didn't get the memo because he would rather be bad than good, which forces MegaMind to become a hero to defeat the villain he created.