Dreamworks Animation has finally released a full length trailer for their upcoming superhero comedy Megamind. DWA’s supposed answer to The Incredibles looked like the exact opposite of anything I’d want to watch in the initial teaser trailer. But this new full length trailer has me a bit more excited. The opening, which is an obvious reference to Superman’s origin story, is a nice starting off point. But the trailer slowly degrades into the corny Dreamworks-like comedy (more Shrek than Kung Fu Panda). And did I mention that I hate the character design of Megamind? But remember, the trailers for How To Train Your Dragon were also pretty bad. So… how much of the movie is Dreamworks showing us?
The most shocking thing about the trailer is that it it isn’t really a full length trailer. Sure, it is two and a half minutes long, but it serves more of a teaser. The trailer doesn’t even reveal the HUGE plot point which is the entire starting point of the story. For those of you interested, I’ve included the official plot synopsis below. Check out the trailer now embedded after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Here is the plot synopsis:
From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda.” “Megamind” 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,” 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 supervillain 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”, 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. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?
The superhero comedy project formerly titled Master Mind stars Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, is being produced by Ben Stiller, written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons., and directed by Tom McGrath, co-helmer of the Madagascar films. Megamind is set to hit theaters on November 5th 2010.