Writer-director Andrés Muscietti teams up with co-writer Neil Cross to
expand his 2008 short about a pair of young sisters (Megan Charpentier
and Isabelle Nélisse) found in a cabin in the woods after five years,
who get placed into the custody of an uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and
his wife (Jessica Chastain).
While the animated story of a criminal mastermind who stumbles off the beaten track and onto the path of heroic fame and glory (and for the chance to win the love of a woman) might seem a bit familiar to audiences, 'Megamind' devotes more time to turning the 'Superman' mythos on its ear to hilarious effect. Grade: A-.