Today I watched Megamind on Netflix, and I was surprised to find out that it has been nearly 7 years since it was released. It is one of my favorite superhero animation movies, right next to The Incredibles (2004), and TMNT (2007).
Will there ever be a Megamind 2?
I would personally love to see this supervillain raise to his full potential, this time using his mind in the service of good. This could happen in many ways, but one of the most obvious would be in the shape of an alien invasion.
The movie had a perfect ending. Bad guy turns good, and gets the girl. It rarely gets any better.
I think the original Megamind was made as a parody on superhero movies, but you don't sense it much when watching the movie. Normally I hate parodies, and would not even consider watching them, since they tend to be extremely silly. While Megamind does have some humor in it, it is not unwatchable-silly. Parts that are unnaturally silly are also more tolerable in animation movies.
Chances are that there will be another Megamind movie at some point. The question is more likely to be when? than it is to be will there be?. It's a good movie, with a good story, and very few bad points. The humor was mostly great, too. Keep in mind The Incredibles 2 has also taken a long time, and, as of the writing of this, currently scheduled for 2018, according to IMDB. That's 14 years! Hopefully it will not take that long for Megamind.
The Good, and the Bad
The humor was generally very well done, with the exception of a few scenes. There's lots of small random, realistic humorous scenes, and most are very well done.
As an example, there is a scene were Megamind plays with a car while waiting for Titan, and suddenly exclaims: "This is embarrassing". Scenes like these are what I would describe as natural, believable, and realistic. It came out really funny.
There's another scene where Megamind's Minion is apparently dying, and Megamind picks him up, and throws him in some water. This scene is an example of bad humor. I just don't find it funny. It comes off as fake and unnecessary.