Isn't it time that we called a halt to super-spoofery?
Within the space of a month we've seen two stories of supervillains who've come to realise the error of their ways and come good. In eye-popping CGI. And in glorious 3D.
First off, Steve Carell voiced Gru in Despicable Me, a Grade A nasty - aided an abetted by his "Minions" - who finds cartoon redemption when three orphan girls show him it's cool to be kind.
In Megamind, Will Ferrell played a misunderstood super-person, aided and abetted by a character called Minion, who realises a life being horrid is not only unsatisfying...but he won't be able to get off TV presenter Roxanne (Tina Fey).
Can't we have a baddie who stays bad. To the bone?