>> Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)

Title: Monsters Vs. Aliens

Genre: Animation

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogan, Will Arnet, Paul Rudd, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Hugh Laurie, Keifer Sutherland

Director: Rob Letterman

Studio: Dreamworks SKG

Runtime: 90 Minutes

In Theatres: March 27, 2009

MPAA Rating: PG

Rating: 4.50 (out of 4.00)

Grade: A+

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Blushing bride to be Susan Murphy is just moments away from making all of her dreams come true when out of nowhere…BAM…hit by a meteor. One minute bound for the alter the next exploding out of the chapel via through the roof as she becomes a giant. Just when things look bad…BAM…she finds herself in the company of monsters, quarantined by the government, and isolated from the ones she loves. Things couldn’t get any worse right?

Okay so my first thought was that since this film is going to be made in 3D (this review is for the standard non-3D version) that the film was going to suck. I’ve enjoyed the 3D effects of some films but found that most of them have very bland stories or that the 3D and the story were terrible. Monsters Vs. Aliens has got to be considered one of the best, well, as far as the plot goes. The animation for the film is simply amazing. Everything is highly detailed and on the big screen everything just comes to life in front of you. The humor, while it tends to head towards inappropriate at times manages to win you over and get you genuinely laughing, something I haven’t really done at a film in sometime, at least when it was supposed to make me laugh.

In animation films your going to wind up recognizing and applying attributes of the actors and actresses who do the voice over work to the characters, usually. Seth Rogan for example, this idea applies big time, but the rest of the characters are so rich and almost life like that you don’t even think to put a face to the voices. You want them to be real and you get so enveloped in their plights that it’s a tribute to the writers and animators that worked on this film. Simply an amazing film that, so far in 09, goes down as the very best of the bunch. Sadly this film will knock Knowing out of the number one spot and probably knock Watchmen clear out of the bottom but its so deserving. For once I’m going to go back to the theater to catch it in 3D and so should you. Enjoy.
 

Comments

Laughing out loud

My son grades monsters vs aliens an a++?With that being said ,I really thought the movie was so funny.It had my busting up out of my seat!!!I can't wait till It's out on dvd!

Monsters vs. Aliens

This movie is so great that even a grown up like myself can enjoy it. It's comparable to a good non-animated sci-fi movie. I particularly like the one-eye "gel" monster with the eye popping in and out.

Amazing

This was a great movie. It had me laughing the entire time. This could be the next great animation movie. Bob was by far the entire movie if it was not for him the movie would not of been half as good as it is

Monsters vs. Aliens

I thought the movie was fun and entertaining. Me and my date enjoyed the film and would see it again.

Great family movie

The story is actually reasonable for a sci-fi fiction, the humor is over the top. Great to have a movie that the whole family can enjoy now and then.

WOW

What a movie. My grandchildren were laughing out loud. After the movie they were so excited they wanted to see it again.

monsters vs. aliens socko

throughly enjoyed the movie, wish i was a kid again. need more feel good movies like this.

monsters vs. aliens

I thought the animation in the movie was great! The movie was entertaining, funny, and the plot was very cute. I would recommend it.

great kids film

As an adult with no children, I was able to really enjoy this movie. My date and I had a great time and from the sounds of it, the kids in the audience did as well. The characters were well done and fit perfectly with the actors who did the voices. There were jokes that both kids and adults could enjoy. Nice, quality movie that I would recommend to anyone with or without children.

Monsters vs Aliens 3D IMAX experience

The movie was great fun with lots of winks at other horror and sci-fi movies (plus I think the animators were having their own inside laughs with B.O.B.).

The 3D effects with the IMAX screen were good without being overwhelming or distracting.

The audience the evening I went was mainly adult and the consensus that the movie was loads of laughs and fun.

Great Family Movie

Funny from start to finished. I did not see it in 3D with the IMAX screen, but if I see it again I will see it in this format.

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