Monsters v. Aliens - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle
Mar. 31st, 2009
09:23 pm - Monsters v. Aliens
Saw "Monsters vs. Aliens" today. It was fun! Good story, good characters, fun stuff. 50-foot woman (Reese Witherspoon), cockroach-headed mad scientist (Hugh Laurie), big blue blob with one removable eyeball (Seth Rogen), half-fish-half-ape (he's the Missing Link, see) (Will Arnett), gigantic fat caterpillar thing that dwarfs even the 50-foot woman (Foley Artist), Stephen Colbert as the President.
I've been seeing somewhat poor reviews of it. Possibly because some reviewers get bored by the fact that the first few scenes we see of the monsters involve them sitting around in their "monster prison" facility, with nothing much happening. But it's all good; there's character development and stuff. (Remember that?)
Also, I didn't see it in 3-D; I would've had to wait another 40 minutes for that. Y'know, 3-D... I can take it or leave it. I'm impressed with the current level of technology; Real-D, as it's called, is the best, highest quality 3-D I've ever seen! It makes use of circular polarized light to prevent seeing double images. So far I've seen "Meet the Robinsons", "Bolt" and "Coraline", in which the 3-D was spectacular (especially in "Coraline", which made the best use of it)!
...But ultimately, what really matters is how good the movie itself is. I would have been perfectly happy seeing them in 2-D. Also, I hear some people don't like the 3-D; either the glasses don't fit over their own glasses, they get headaches, or they don't like how the glasses darken the screen. So... IMO, 3-D is fine, as long as 2-D continues to be offered.
Also, trailers I can remember seeing before the movie:
- The latest Ice Age sequel, featuring dinosaurs, a bunch of characters I have only passing knowledge of having never seen any of the movies, and a fem(me fat)ale Scrat named Scratté whom I'm surprised I haven't seen porn of yet.
- Something with Will Smith as a businessman whose young daughter can apparently predict financial information using her security blanket somehow.
- "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", an animated film about an inventor who discovers how to turn water into food. Could be good; I hope so.