Are all-star casts, 3-D graphics and extremely enjoyable family movies your thing? Then check out “Monsters vs Aliens.”
The film is DreamWorks’ first 3-D movie and, for me, is one of the funniest films released this year. It is one hour and 34 minutes long and stars Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Kiefer Sutherland, Will Arnett, Hugh Laurie and Rainn Wilson. Stephen Colbert and Amy Pohler have cameos.
On Susan Murphy’s (Witherspoon) wedding day, she is clobbered by an asteroid moments before the ceremony is set to begin. As Susan gets ready to say her vows, she suddenly grows into a giant. The wedding is canceled and the government captures her. When she wakes up, Susan has no clue where she is. She soon finds out that she’s in a secret facility and that her new name is Ginormica. She also finds out that she is not alone. There are other monsters there. They are The Missing Link (Arnett), a misunderstood sea creature; B.O.B. (Rogen), a gelatinous blob; Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Laurie), a mad scientist who turned himself into a cockroach; and Insectosaurus, an oversized bug.
Out of nowhere, an alien ship comes and begins attacking San Francisco. The team defeats it and soon the evil alien Gallaxhar (Wilson) comes down to take over the Earth. Will the team defeat Gallaxhar? Will the Earth be saved? See the flick to find out.
All in all, I give the movie four stars. I really enjoyed it. It is a fun, lighthearted movie. It’s hilarious, and Rogen’s B.O.B. steals the show. He was my favorite character. Honestly, coming from the perspective of someone who paid the extra money to see it in 3-D, it was totally worth it.
If you want to take your family to see a film that is out of this world, then go see “Monsters vs Aliens.”
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