Monsters vs Aliens

monsters-vs-aliens-posterA movie review of an animation film is the last thing you could expect out of me. But this movie is special, mainly because I wanted to watch something crazy this weekend and secondly because this is MY FIRST 3D MOVIE!!!!

Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is a happy girl who is about to get married to the man of her dreams when a meteor hits her(not metaphorically, but actually) on her wedding day. She starts glowing green and grows into a 49 feet giant. Labelled as a monster, she is captured by the military and shifted to a secret facility designed specially for monsters captured all over the world. There she meets Dr. Cockroach who is a scientist with the head of an insect(Hugh Laurie), a prehistoric fish-man (Will Arnett); Bob, a slimy indestructible monster (Seth Rogen); and Insectosaurus, a huge bug who stands 350 feet tall. Susan is heart broken and dreams of getting back to her normal life. 

Meanwhile, an alien ship commanded by Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) comes to an alarming proximity to Earth who sends a giant robot to find out the meteor piece that landed on Earth because it contained a valuable substance. The military is not able to control it and thus the monsters are let loose to fight the giant robot. What follows is a roller coaster ride of the fight between the aliens and monsters and how the monsters defeat the enemy.

The movie had a handful of funny sequences and it will always keep you engrossed.  There is a sequence where the President of the United States goes to talk to the alien robot. He climbs a lot of stairs to reach the big eye and there is a keyboard lying there on which he starts playing the tune from “Close encounters of the third kind”, thinking the robot might respond to it. When he does not, the president remixes the tune which further aggravates the robot. The missiles which they fire on the robot had “E.T. go home” written on it! 😆

Another piece of advice. If possible, watch the movie in 3D. This is the first movie which has been produced in real 3D instead of converting the movie in 3D after it is finished. The 3D graphics are mind blowing and you are going to love it. There are scenes of outer space and fight sequences in the alien spaceship which can be truly enjoyed because of the 3D effect. I would give it an extra half star just because of that. Watch the trailer below and you will know what I mean!!

On the down-slide, the movie is very predictable. Well, you can almost guess the story from the name. But then all cartoon movies are like that. 🙂 

Rating in 2D – 3.5/5

Rating in 3D – 2star2b2star2b2star2b2star2b/5

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45 comments on “Monsters vs Aliens

  1. This movie was Great! My girlfriend and I went to see Monsters vs Aliens on Friday night. The 3D feature made it that much more fun to watch. Although this was not my first 3D movie, we saw Bolt when it came out last year, I still enjoy the fact that they are starting to make movies like this. The theater was packed with kids and their parents and it was fun to hear the kids laugh at certain parts and their parents laugh at parts that the kids may not have gotten.

  2. Yep… It was an awesome movie although didn’t get to see it as a 3D but still was really good.. was very comic and really cool special effects.. I was laughing throughout the length of the movie and it was such a lighthearted movie made for all age groups… me too recommend everyone to go for this one…

  3. I just looooovvvveee animation movies and I have been waiting for this for a long time now. not yet released in this part of the world though and I hope they release it here in 3 D.

      • Yeyyyy…I finally watched it. that too in 3D. Lovvvvvved it !!! All the president scenes were like tooooo good. I was secretly wishing it not to end. Sigh !!! Anyway, eagerly waiting for the second part now ! I hope they come out with it 😀

        Btw, nice review and well deserved stars ! But you havnt mentioned about that ‘selfish jerk’, was it intentional ???

  4. I don’t exactly like animation movies but you know all aren’t the same! I mean I loved Nemo for example. But this one I think I will avoid if it ever comes on tv!

  5. I’m an animation movie junkie and I can’t wait till the movies gets here. I doubt if it’ll get to watch it in 3D though 😦

    And here’s to you watching more animation movies!! 🙂

  6. I’m an animation movie junkie and I can’t wait till the movie gets here. I doubt if it’ll get to watch it in 3D though 😦

    And here’s to you watching more animation movies!! 🙂

  7. Isn’t it a vital detail that Hollywood misses out on everytime they make a movie where someone blows out of proportion – the vocal chords do not change and they still have the sweet voice they had when they were small! 😀 😀

  8. I think I might go watch it with my kids 🙂

    … enjoyed reading your review and the trailor is interesting too 🙂

  9. Nice review 🙂

    I thought of seeing it in Bogota but it was not yet relased by the time I started from there.

    After coming here I am not able to see that movie running here 😦

    Bad luck 😦

  10. @IHM : Thanks! And do let me know how the movie was! 🙂

    Biju : 🙂

    @Vijaya Bharat : Welcome back! So, finally in India? 🙂 It is not released in India yet, I think.

    @Rana : The movie or the review? 🙂

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