3/28/09

Monsters vs. Aliens

It's always nice to be able to see a GOOD kids show. And by that I mean, the jokes and the action are accessible by both kid and adult alike. Monsters vs. Aliens is one such movie. I enjoyed it, and the kids in the theater around me really seemed to enjoy it as well.

Monsters vs. Aliens also marks the first modern movie I've seen in 3D (aside from amusement park rides). And I have to admit I really enjoyed the effect. And it was clear to me from the very beginning why 3D hadn't really hit the mainstream until now. It's all about the CG. Computer generated animation makes it so much easier to get those awesome shots while still keeping within budget. That in mind, the 3D effect really enhances the feeling of being immersed in the story. Once you get past the fact that the images are popping off the screen, you start feeling like you're really there inside this other, fantastical world.

But now, on to the story. It didn't really need to be believable because the concept in itself is so silly and surreal that it holds its own by just being full of awesomeness. Still, there was just enough human interest to keep you emotionally attached to the monsters (mostly Susan). But, like I said, it didn't need that. All it needed were some awesome jokes, and those it had in abundance.

I found it hysterical that this mad-scientist roach-man running around the screen in front of me was the voice of Dr. House, M.D. That made me laugh just as much as any of the jokes.

So I definitely recommend Monsters vs. Aliens and I definitely recommend it in 3D. It's just good, silly, awesome fun. You'll enjoy your pants off.