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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!
Oh man. The nostalgia
Not one of DreamWorks best but the characters are pretty great and there's a lot of laughs with a very good voice cast.
It's really funny but sadly kind of forgettable :(
Title: Monsters vs. Aliens
Director: Conrad Vernon & Rob Letterman
Screenwriter: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Rob Letterman, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Genre: American 3D Computer-Animated Science Fiction Action Comedy
Seen Before, When, Who With: Watched for the first time, on 3rd January 2014
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Rainn Wilson, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Paul Rudd
Running Time and Rating: 96 minutes, and a PG (Parental Guidance) rating.
Thoughts: Monsters vs Aliens is a concept I love, I can easily imagine that when being spitballed in the writer’s room, as soon as the title was spoken, everyone fell in love with it. However, for an animated comedy, the creators seem more focused on the emotional…
Dreamworks makes some horrendous looking human characters.
The monsters are underdeveloped and boring. The villain even more so.
The screaming gag was so goddamn annoying. The humour did not work in this.
They should stick to Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon sequels only.
Not as entertaining as some other animated films out there, but it's a cute enough movie with a few good gags and a good lead character in Ginormica.
Mediocre moster squad
Monsters vs Aliens is as uninspired as its title (what was I expecting?). Some funny jokes coupled with unremarkable character designs make this movie another passable hour of entertainment. It's great to see a female protagonist (the first in a DreamWorks or Pixar movie!), but did her empowerment really need to come from "Men are jerks, I don't need a husband to be happy!"?
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
For a movie with such a great cast this film is not very good. The main thrust is that after being turned into a giant Susan learns she doesn't need a man and saves the world, which I would have been fine with if they had done something interesting with it.
The supporting characters are quirky but lack any real heart. There are some really funny jokes and good references (particularly musical ones) to sci-fi standards, but the last third of the film drags. I'm sure kids would enjoy it a lot more but it's not DreamWorks' best.
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