Extended Comic-Con Trailer for ‘Megamind’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:29 pm,

Megamind1 Extended Comic Con Trailer for Megamind

DreamWork’s Megamind was featured at the 2010 Comic-Con this past week and left an impression on attendees – if only because the film’s panel featured Will Ferrell wearing a blue ball on his head and fully dressed in the titular villain’s costume.

The footage shown at the event amounted to an extended trailer for the 3D animated pic, and is now available online for everyone to view.

Megamind (voiced by Ferrell) is a blue-skinned alien who journeyed to Earth as a child – after the destruction of his home world a la Superman. The official trailer for the film revealed that Megamind’s experience parallels that of the dashing Metro Man (Brad Pitt) – who grew up to become a savior for humanity and Megamind’s arch-nemesis.

It’s your average hero/villain conflict, complete with the standard, alliteratively-named damsel in distress – Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), who always gets caught between the two alien beings.

The twist? This time around, Megamind actually manages to defeat his righteous opponent.

What’s a diabolical mastermind to do – having beaten his ultimate rival? In Megamind, the answer is dance in the streets with his boombox, run around the city in a giant robot, and disguise himself as Marlon Brando’s version of Jor-El – while creating a new superhero (Jonah Hill) for him to fight, duh.

See what I mean by checking out the Comic-Con footage below:

So far, the animation in Megamind looks pretty cartoony and the latest clip does not feature too much in the way of 3D gimmickry. As a result, the film looks likes an overall harmless, if only mildly amusing, romp with Ferrell, Fey, Hill, and Pitt lending their voice to the same character-types they tend to play in live-action fare.

Could this be the kind of hit for DreamWorks that Despicable Me has been for Universal?  We’ll see when it crash-lands on earth in a few months.

Megamind is set to show in 2D, 3D, and IMAX theaters in the U.S. beginning November 5th, 2010.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Everytime I see a trailer for this, I die laughing. The spider on the eye in the first trailer had me in stitches. THis one with ‘unfathomable…without fathom’ oh, man… I’m dying.

    I’m gonna have to hire my niece and nephew and take them to see this!

  2. i don’t know why but am kinda liking this movie now itself :)

  3. Imo How to train your dragon has set the bar pretty high for the best animated film of the year. Doubt this one can top it

  4. Jackiem, you mean Toy Story 3 set the bar high for best animated film of the year. Dragon was good for Dreamworks but nowhere near PIXAR quality. Sorry, bud.

    • That’s what he means Alex. :}~ Toy Story 3 tops ‘em all! So far.

  5. as i said before. In my opinion. I enjoyed How to train our dragon a tad bit more than toy story 3. I think that the animation in ts3 was cleaner but the story in httyd was superior. Just my opinion

    • I second that.
      TS3 was just more of the same TS.
      Dragons was epic, moving, fresh.
      No matter how Academy politics play out, Dragons is the best animated feature this year IMO.

  6. Was that David Cross? AKA Tobias as the fish dude? If it is then I’m sold.

  7. The story in dragon had been done before so why should it be superior? It’s a story of friendship between different beings. Nothing new. Toy Story 3 was refreshing and original, heartwarming, tear jerking, and had a ending that packed a powerful punch.

    • Agreed that Toy story was everything you said such as tear jerking and heartwarming. But for me i loved the tone/feeling of Dragon. Full of darkness, danger, excitement and the bond that forms between the boy and dragon(although not original) was powerful. Again this is just my opinion.

  8. So the hero dies and Megamind rules the city until a new hero shows up, and that new hero happens to be Jonah Hill’s nerdy character who gets superpowers.

    That sums up the whole film except for the ending maybe.

    • And I just got that from this one trailer…

    • Actually, Jonah Hill is a villain Megamind competes with.

  9. I’ve really gotten tired of this “Let’s make the bad guy the focus of the story” shtick. It’s been done to death and isn’t clever or edgy anymore if it ever was. I’ve also gotten tired of the “Good guys are pompous arrogant jerks” thing too.