Monster Mash: Monsters vs Aliens is a 3-D Smash

In a day in age when the phrase, “I’ll just catch it on DVD” is heard more and more, it’s refreshing to see a film that pays homage to the movie theatre experience.  Or at least doesn’t make you regret spending $9 on a ticket.

Monsters vs Aliens

From left to right The Missing Link (Will Arnett), Dr. Cockroach Ph. D. (Hugh Laurie), and B.O.B. (Seth Rogen)

Monsters vs Aliens 3-D is such a film.  Featuring more sci-fi tropes and eye popping action (quite literally in some cases) than your average CG movie, you might feel good enough to buy a tub of popcorn too.

After being struck by a glowing meteorite on her wedding day, Susan (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) transforms into a fifty foot woman and is transported by the government to a top secret monster bunker, never to be seen again.  But when alien dictator Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) sends a robot probe to retrieve the mysterious meteorite substance on earth, the government calls on the monsters to stop him from taking over the world.

The big star of the film is the recognizable and entertaining cast.  Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, and Seth Rogen as three unlikely monster all-stars provide endless amounts of slapstick gags and adult references (Seth Rogen as gelatinous monster B.O.B. attempts to pick up a Jello mold).  The standout performance is undoubtedly Stephen Colbert as President Hathaway.  The film is worth seeing just to watch Hathaway interact with the aliens for the first time by playing an 80’s synth, dance remix of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme.

But the real reason to see the film is the added 3-D element.  After seeing the movie, my girlfriend commented, “I wish all movies were in 3-D.”  And it’s true.  The growing trend of 3-D films really makes going to the movies fun again.  And the filmmakers know when to push the right visual buttons (The entire theatre gasped upon seeing a scientist smack a paddle ball into the audience during the opening sequence).

Don’t wait until this movie comes out on DVD.  Cough up the extra dough to see it in 3-D.  The truth is out there…at the theatre.


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3 Responses to “Monster Mash: Monsters vs Aliens is a 3-D Smash”

  1. 1 dolt287
    April 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Well…Mr. Brettflix I heard mixed reviews of this film, but I may just have to go see it now…Gee! Thanks Brettflix!

  2. 3 catchyfentoozler
    April 7, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I laughed so hard at the end of this post…
    And then it only got better when I read Amanda’s comment. hahahahahahah

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