Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt lend their voices in this fun animation.

Megamind (Ferrell) was born on a distant planet but sent to Earth as a baby. Raised as a social deviant, and with his only friend Minion by his side, he sets out to rival the young Metro Man (Pitt) who was also launched to Earth, possessing superhero talents.

Megamind, jealous of the attention his rival receives, sets out to become a supervillain to beat him and a botched plan one day succeeds in defeating his rival.

But things are not as good afterwards as he thought they would be, and Megamind ends up facing the prospect of saving the city.

Also featuring Tina Fey’s voice as vivacious reporter Roxanne, this is original, funny and actually quite clever.

(Four stars)