All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
Monsters vs Aliens
When aliens attack, monsters fight back.
When Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches. The military jumps into action and captures Susan, secreting her away to a covert government compound. She is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of Monsters...
Film #20 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"You must be terrified. Waking up in a strange place, wearing strange clothes, imprisoned by a strange being floating on a strange hovering device. Strange, isn't it?" - Gallaxhar
Dreamworks' masterpiece. I never thought I'd say that. When I first saw this, I enjoyed it, but nothing more. But now, me still filled with Christmas cheer, I sat on the sofa, glued to this masterwork of film homage, comedy and breath-taking action.
It's like The Avengers, but funnier and leaner. How it manages to pack in all the likability of the five protagonists to…
The monsters were funny, the main character Susan Murphy/Ginormica was cute and well developed, and the movie as a whole is action-packed and fast paced while still being charming. It's not the deepest of stories, and the Megamind-like villain is very one-note, but the film is very popular with the 3-year old in my house. But then he is obsessed with monsters and robots 24/7.
Well this is just a fun film for the whole geeky family! The thing I love most are the small references to other films, and the on the ballot humor. It has a very talented voice cast, but at times Reese Witherspoon can be a tad annoying but that's part of her character. All and all a great science fiction family movie!
This is such a guilty pleasure. Sure, it's dumb and lacks originality in its character beats and plot points, but it's likeable performers and zany humour really work. Plus, B.O.B. is great. I want more B.O.B.
I originally watched this purely to get a 3D fix and yes the 3D is excellent. I didn’t expect much but I really quite enjoyed this film - mainly down to the tons of movie references packed into this and there were some surprising laugh out loud moments. The one liners from Seth Rogen, Will Arnett and Stephen Colbert are great. It’s definitely no Pixar and really works when watched in 3D but as a 2D film it still holds up well.
An inventive, visually impressive and often hilarious animated action film. Susan is a strong and interesting, well-written protagonist who grounds a movie whose all-star supporting cast is filled with unbridled goofy enthusiasm and whose script is filled with knowing genre references and catchy one-liners.
Quando falamos de monstros, qual são os primeiros monstros que vem a mente? Furiosas bestas em busca de destruição, morte e sangue que devem ser detidas a todo custo para o bem da humanidade. Nada como uma boa paródia para mostrar um lado bem divertido dessas criaturas.
Quando um moça simples é atingida por um meteoro no dia de seu casamento, ela ganha proporções gigantescas. Junto com outros divertidos monstros, ela terá que impedir uma invasão de um estranho alienígena que pretende destruir todos.
Baseado claramente nos filmes de terror dos anos 50 e 60, Monsters vs Aliens é uma divertida paródia de histórias de monstro e alienígena pontuada na medida certa por referências a cultura pop. Os clichês e…
not enough aliens
Fun, animated film that has both monsters and aliens. Seth Rogen is especially charming as B.O.B., a brainless blob who you can't help but love.
A fun family comedy with an interesting spin on an alien invasion movie that has it blending with another genre - the monster movie. One of my favourite TV shows, the X-Files either ran one or the other among its many episodes, so having them blend is a cool idea, and while I was initially disappointed we didn't get the monsters you'd expect - like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, a Werewolf - it was nice to have some unexpected freaks, with a voice cast ensemble that couldn't be any better - names like Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Will Arnett over the opening titles got me very excited. There's a boatload of gags that work, but a frantic pace stops the film from making a firmer, lasting impression. But for the kids, it's a lot of fun.
Not a fav of mine when it comes to dream works. Comedy and bizarre storyline
There are a couple monsters and a couple aliens. That's about it. Oh wait and they fight.
Anyone who takes the time to over-analyze this movie and criticize it to no end for how "generic" it is, is a really cool person.
Scavenger Hunt 15 - June 2016
Task # 29: A film with the word versus (Vs.) in its title
Instead of having to marry a man with an ego the size of a planet, Susan is saved after being struck by a meteorite impregnated with quantonium just before she walks down the aisle. What an intervention! The substance has special powers which gives her super-strength and makes her grow to Attack of the 50ft Woman proportions. Needless to say her groom and guests are terrified and flee the scene.
Susan is taken away by a secret government task force, who are harbouring other ‘monsters’, who have also found themselves exposed to different chemical reactions to become who they are today…
My daughter has been on a bit of a Dreamworks kick lately, which has been kind of nice since the last animated film of theirs that I saw was Shrek 2.
This one was cute. The action sequences are pretty frantic, and the robot battle on the bridge might even be a bit intense for little kids.
Like the two Madagascar films I watched recently, this one is silly fun, but nothing too particularly memorable. Kept my daughter's attention too (she liked Insecto the best).
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