Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oobermind becomes Megamind!

We talked about Oobermind a while ago but haven't followed up since. Bad Cin-Obs. BAD!

Ahem... so Oobermind became Megamind. And now there's a little teaser trailer available. Ooooh goody goody!

A little refresher on the plotsky:

Megamind (Will Ferrell) 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,' (Brad Pitt) 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 super villain 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,' (Jonah Hill) 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. Megamind then seeks to destroy Titan, beginning a path to redemption in the process.

I'm all for this, but it sounds a lot like Mystery Men (1999) in which Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) defeats his nemesis, only to find he has no reason to exist... so he sets him free again. Hmmm... OH WELL! I'll take an animated version of this story anyday.


Jessi Haish said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :) Came to check yours out and I love it; I've been working at my local movie theater since I was sixteen... three years now! Haha, have a great day :D

Christina In Wonderland said...

I totes watched Mystery Men the other day and realized my life hasn't been complete since I haven't watched it in a couple of years. Anyway, I think I was going somewhere with that, but I lost it.

Oh, yeah, anything involving Will Ferrell? I'm in!


Will Mega Mind and Despicable Me be doing a sequel together? They can team up!