Watch: Third Theatrical Trailer for DreamWorks' 'Megamind'
by Alex Billington
September 9, 2010
DreamWorks Animation has just debuted the third full-length theatrical trailer (via Apple) for their big fall release Megamind, featuring the voices of Will Ferrell (as Megamind), Brad Pitt (as Metro Man), Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. We've already seen plenty of trailers for this already (this is the third and final one) and I'm not sure if I'm into it yet. At least they're finally no longer shying away from the fact that the plot involves Metro Man being killed off in the beginning and Megamind being the only villain let with nothing to do. Is anyone really that excited to see this? DreamWorks has had solid films recently, but this doesn't look good.
Watch the third official trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Megamind:
You can also watch the latest Megamind trailer in High Definition on Apple
A satirical take on superhero movies, in which a notorious villain loses his oomph after he accidentally kills his nemesis Metro Man. Megamind is being directed by DWA's own Tom McGrath, of both Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa previously. The script was co-written by first-time writers Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons. This will be DreamWorks Animation's third feature film this year following How to Train Your Dragon in March and Shrek Forever After in May. Paramount will be releasing Megamind in theaters everywhere starting on November 5th this year. Anyone planning on seeing it or just skipping it instead?
I am not too excited for this. The only part of that trailer that made me laugh was the "Ahh you look fantastic..." line right at the end. I liked it better when the fish sidekick didn't talk in the 2 previous trailers.
Maxx on Sep 9, 2010
Doesn't look as good as How to Train Your Dragon or Kung Fu Panda. But hopefully it isn't as bad as Shrek the Third or Madagascar 2. I'm leaning towards bad.
notalent on Sep 9, 2010
You guys all love pixar, and i think most of there movies are just ok, typical pixar formulars to take 2 weird thing, anthropomorphize them. then go off this wierd adventure together..... If this movie was exactly the same, but made by pixar. then more people would probably agree with me.
Jeff Spicoli on Sep 9, 2010
Agreeing with Jeff. It's such a mental bullshit bandwagon when people instantly seek out reasons to dislike non-Pixar films, but will GUSH at the concept art and even useless photos from upcoming Pixar movies-- though, even I can admit that Pixar does the animation thing pretty damn well, and they provide solid story-telling and adult/child mediators. But, funny thing, some people just see cute new animated heroes that they can quote and buy plastic miniatures of. It's quite sad.
Cracky on Sep 9, 2010
How to Train Your Dragon may still be my favorite film of this year. It was just criminally fun to watch. But this looks disappointing. Everything looks bland, characters don't have a ton of charm, and for a comedy the trailer had me only give a chuckle at the end. None of Brad Pitt's lines were funny, bordering on being embarrassing. I also enjoyed the fish sidekick far more when he couldn't talk.
shadow on Sep 9, 2010
Aha I love Pixar mainly because of the Toy Story films and not because they are great films (though the first is truly a great film for it's genre and time). I love Pixar because I grew up with the films. I saw Toy Story in the theaters when I was 7 years old and have seen every one of their films in theaters since so it holds a special bond with me. Now if people really want to try and compare Dreamworks films to Pixar films then I do have something to say about that. Most of the time Pixar just uses borrowed ideas and builds from them but the important thing they have is natural flow in a film. Dreamworks usually fails at this. Shrek 3 and 4, Monsters and Aliens, Madagscar 1 and 2...these films are very fun ideas with fun animation but abysmal pace throughout the film. Aha and yes I agree that some Pixar films lack this key factor such as Cars and even UP loses its steam after the amazing musical montage in the beginning and the occasional screen time with Dug and the bird Kevin. okay enough of me talking out of my ass....good day 😉
Maxx on Sep 9, 2010
Just looks like another fairly mediocre animated movie aimed at selling Happy Meals and yoys and I'll go against the grain and say I don't think Pixar is that special either, I have a small kid who watches Toy Story every other day and has all the toys in 3 different sizes. One of the saddest moments of my life was when he uttered the words 'Mickey Mouse' from nowhere like it had been planted as an evil seed in his still forming brain. Sure it will be amusing enough and I look forward to at least owning a colouring book or comic at some point.
Crapola on Sep 9, 2010
maybe it will be a surprise hit, Despicable Me had horrible trailers and well you know, it was a smash hit.
Xerxex on Sep 9, 2010
Is that Tobias Funke voicing the fish? Yes it is. The movie is infinitely better.
Moon on Sep 9, 2010
@Jeff Are you Carlyle from Spill.Com in disguise? That first line is the exact same thing Carlyle from Spill.com said in the site's review for Ratatouille Anyway, didn't like this trailer, cringing most of the time at the bad humor. I actually really liked the second trailer, but this was just bad, though How to Train Your Dragon had some bad trailers, and the movie turned out to be awesome. So who knows?
Gadder4311 on Sep 9, 2010
oh, man.........that was brutal. i suppose little kids might like it -
beavis on Sep 9, 2010
i didn't see any where in the trailer where metroman died. He just gave up doing his job and wanted to become a muscian
Movieguy on Sep 9, 2010
I remember when you kept saying how bad Despicable Me looked... how did that work out for you?
Kevin on Sep 9, 2010
It looks like fun! You guys just need to CHILLL and watch the movie from a kid's perspective. Obviously this movie is not intended to make a HUGE hit or impress the crowds, or made to compare to How To Train Your Dragon; it's just another animation where the animators no doubt had fun and decided to make a comical animated film.
Sean on Sep 9, 2010
it actually looks entertaining. never seen HOW TO TRAIN A DRAGON...only cuz i hate "skater talk". trailer for that movie seem so cliche in terms of character writing. "dude" "cool bro..." that's only characters... as for this one, i thought megamind was a villain from previous trailers...but u can clearly see a lot of character development. maybe one extreme to another... WHATEVER. DESPICABLE ME and UP are my favourite. probably cuz of character development. I guess what i'm saying is, no matter how great the plot is, if i can't feel anything for the characters i'm watching. then i don't give a crap of how it's gonna end.
chilin on Sep 10, 2010
#1 : well, thanks Goodness there are other people in the world besides you . loll This looks fun and looking forward to it...of course I didn't mention that I would pay for it of course, jut looking forward to it....geddit? lolll!
I am.... on Sep 10, 2010
Why all the hate? I think this looks like fun I mean I am defiantly much more interested in this move than I was in despicable me i
Duck on Sep 10, 2010
MEGA MEGA MIND I think it looks kind of funny But it's no Pixar, which really has nothing to do with anything I'm getting tired of the 300th 3-D movie of 2010 though
Enter Name Here on Oct 26, 2010
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