Watch the First Five Minutes of MegaMind
10.15.10 by BJSprecher
Nickelodeon recently aired the first five minutes of DreamWorks' upcoming 3-D animated
superhero supervillain movie, MegaMind, and now they're available for online viewing. Borrowing heavily from the origin of Superman, the opening minutes invoke the classic nature-versus-nurture debate by showing how two babies rocketed to Earth from two different doomed planets grow up to be very different superbeings. One baby lands in a loving, stable family household and becomes the hero MetroMan (Brad Pitt), while the other baby lands in a prison and grows up to become the villain MegaMind (Will Ferrell).
MegaMind was directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar) and also stars the voices Tina Fey as the Lois Lane-esque Roxanne Ritchi and Jonah Hill as the geek-turned-superhero-turned-supervillain Titan.