'Megamind' starring Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt: movie review

( PG ) ( Monitor Movie Guide )

Animated comedy 'Megamind' pulls through on its voice casting with Will Ferrell as the supervillain.

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Metro Man, voiced by Brad Pitt (r.) and Tighten, voiced by Jonah Hill, are shown in a scene from the animated feature 'Megamind.'
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Megamind, a bald and bluish bad guy (voiced by Will Ferrell) is shown in a scene from the animated feature 'Megamind.'

The 3-D animated comedy “Megamind,” which features a bald and bluish bad guy (voiced by Will Ferrell), reminded me a lot of “Despicable Me,” which featured a bald and whitish bad guy (voiced by Steve Carell). Maybe there should be a moratorium on animated movies about bald bad guys.

Or maybe there should just be a moratorium on 3-D already. It’s not that “Megamind,” which is about battling superbaddies and superheroes, is all that terrible. No doubt some of it is charming enough to induce giggles in its preteen target audience. But Pixar has set an awfully high bar for this sort of thing (“The Incredibles”). What’s needed is a narrative invention to match the technical invention. Grade: B- (Rated PG for action and some language.)

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