Running Time: 94 Minutes
One Sentence: The most visaully stunning piece of crap I have ever seen.
Dreamworks announced sometime ago that every animated release they make from now on will be release in 3-D in those theaters that want it and can handle it. 3-D involves a more comples projector process and 3 more dollars at the box office. Monters Vs Aliens is the first movie from Dreamworks to execute this plan, and I do have to say that it was probably the most beautiful movie I have ever seen, and adding 3-D to it made it quite the visual spectacle. Almost amazing enough for me to say go see it even though the movie is pretty horrible.
The comedy is weak, the story is very dark and depressing, there is very little for the adults and the villan is an utter failure. These are all the bad things about this movie, and they carry througout. I was thinking at times, damn this is depressing, or long, or boring or many other negativie words that can be placed here, but at the same time I was thinking, wow that looks awesome, this is so pretty, and how did they make that happen. I wanted to like it so much, I mean even the title implies awesomness, but it just did not deliever.
I would say that you can actually get through this movie in the theater with your kids and you will be ok, this statement will be even more true if you go to a 3-D showing of it, however this is no Pixar competetion and continues the lack of a good anaimted family movie for the year 2009. I would say if you are sans kids, unless you have a total love for 3-D and it can blind you from the lacking of story, comedy or fun, then I would stay away from Monters Vs Aliens.
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