As the second animated movie this year to feature a villain switching sides when an even bigger villain appears, "Megamind" is initially going to feel a little repetitive.

As the second animated movie this year to feature a villain switching sides when an even bigger villain appears, "Megamind" is initially going to feel a little repetitive.

But once you get past that basic story structure, it's different enough from "Despicable Me" to be enjoyed for the clever movie it is.

Because of an unfortunate coincidence, Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell) grows up believing his destiny is to be evil. That immediately puts him at odds with Metro Man (Brad Pitt), the beloved Superman-esque savior of Metro City.

When one of Megamind's evil schemes succeeds in destroying Metro Man, he gains control of the city but quickly finds himself lost without a nemesis to fight. That's why he gives the nerdy Hal (Jonah Hill) all of Metro Man's old powers, even though Hal doesn't exactly go for the hero route.

While nothing here matches the cuteness of the "Despicable Me" kids, the family-friendly "Megamind" is perhaps the smarter of the two films, effectively skewering the traditional comic book structure.