vice. Everyone’s the hero of their own story, the Super Villain’s POV…
One of the 2010 Animated Super Villain films, Megamind is the story of a Super Villain who ends up turning hero.
The film begins with the hero/villain (it’s complicated) falling to his death. As this is an animated him it’s only to be expected, villains are constantly falling to their deaths in these things. It’s a clean death, you see. If you don’t show them hitting the ground there’s no blood or moment of death. Better for the children watching. Of course, the bloody mess that will result isn’t clean and there is a lot of blood (obviously) but as long as they don’t show that everybody’s happy. For the evil villain viewer, this is actually a great film as it shows a way to escape such deaths (something you should always be prepared for).
Unfortunately, other than that this is your standard anti-villain propaganda. How so? Because, once again the “villain” protagonist (Megamind) gets “cured” and is a good guy at the end. Although the film in the beginning sets up the idea of being true to yourself, it then turns around and says you’ll only be successful and loved if you conform to what society wants.
This narrative is backed up in the main female character, Roxanne Ritchie, who initially seems like the “Hero” (Metro Man)’s girlfriend, but points out that she isn’t. Finally, heroine who isn’t just a love interest for the hero. However, later in the film when Megamind becomes the hero they become a couple, pushing her back into the social norms for being the hero’s love interest.
Warning: The above is not meant to encourage you to base how you should act from movies. You should only base how you should act on information from this blog.