If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…
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.
It's really funny but sadly kind of forgettable :(
I'm back! It's been six whole days since I watched a film so I eased myself easily in with this animated monster story. After a fairly tedious start it soon brightened up once the monsters arrived - they were funny and Hugh Laurie as the evil scientist Dr Cockroach was a delight.
An amusing Dreamworks parody of the classic scifi and monster movies of years gone by. The animation is great and the 3D effects are great. It is well worth seeing in 3D.
The monsters are great but "the President" was also a surprise hit (6.4.09)
My movie date loved this move intensely, and I did too. If it was missing anything, it was missing a certain emotional depth, but that's not a flaw - it's a quirk.
What it did have, was an insanely healthy love of the absurd. From BOB, the monster made via an old jelly donut and some old cream filling, who falls in love with a Jello mold, or the wonderfuly mad and wondrous Hugh Laurie as the bug-mad-scientist, to the giant baby Insectasaurus, to oh, it could go on.
Just an absurd and wondrous bit of character and set design. The sense of scale is immense. Susan, or Ginormica is big, like 50-foot-woman big, but she's dwarfed by Insectasaurus, which…
The animations great but even though they receive good reviews i have to give my honest opinion and say I found this movie really, really, really dumb.
Not as terrible as I thought it will be.
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
I'm kind of turned off by how highly this movie thinks of itself. Also, holy gesticulation, Batman! Could have done with a bit less o' that. Still, it managed to wring a few laughs out of me.
Re-watching this movie I still enjoyed it very much but the awkward dialogue scenes (like the global warming bit) seemed even more awkward than when it came out. Which is saying something, because I have no idea how that stuff survived the editing process.
Like Megamind, this film borrows a lot from '50's sci-fi B-movies in an attempt at a smart homage, but it ends up borrowing a little too much and not really doing anything significant for itself. Unlike Megamind, I don't find the characters here particularly interesting.
Watched on Blu-ray with Miranda and Charmaine.
I knew "Monsters Vs. Aliens" was going to click with me. Being a sci-fi and monster movie freak I really appreciated the nods given to some great old sci-fi movies. These were not just pop culture references that no one will remember over time but salutes to true classics like "The Blob" "Creature From the Black Lagoon" and "Mothra". Much of this movie stunned me with its ability to project the size and scale of the characters and action scenes. This was impressively demonstrated during the attack on the Golden Gate bridge and the initial encounter with the alien probe. When the probe and the monster "Insectosuarus" came face to face on either side of the bridge it was a…
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