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Mar. 31st, 2009

09:23 pm - Monsters v. Aliens

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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.

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From:vermillionfox
Date:April 1st, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
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I wanted to see it, but there was a poop joke, and a fart joke in the trailers. Unfortunately I have to uphold my ban on seeing any film that I know has an obvious bodily function used for humor in hopes they stop doing it. That and I have an even bigger ban on foley artists who demand cat meows any time a cat hops out in a horror/suspense movie.

Glad to hear the rest was good though. ^.^
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 1st, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
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I don't remember those. What were the contexts? I can tell you if they're actually in the movie or not.
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From:vermillionfox
Date:April 1st, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
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The Code Brown, and there is a scene where Bob is trying to hold it in and farts getting bigger looking. O.o
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 1st, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
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The first one is in the movie. The second one I don't remember.

I admire your cause, and your dedication to it, but I don't think it's going to work, and I'm afraid you're going to miss a lot of good movies.
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From:octan
Date:April 1st, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
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Holy crap they're making a movie out of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? That is awesome. That was one of my favorite books as a kid.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 1st, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
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Yup! (Although I'd never heard of it before now...)
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From:deckardcanine
Date:April 1st, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Too bad they're apparently changing the plot beyond recognition. Then again, the original plot was so sparse that I guess they felt obliged. Many filmmakers, oddly enough, have lately been attempting to make premises more credible in adaptations. Hence the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies.
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From:gedrean
Date:April 1st, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
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The last movie remidns me of a children's book I read long long ago. It had pikchers.

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I WAS FUCKING RIGHT! IT WAS A BOOK I READ! HOLY SHIT CAN"T WAIT!!!

Edited at 2009-04-01 05:02 pm (UTC)
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From:penh
Date:April 2nd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
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I liked it a whole lot, personally. I also liked constantly poking Flint to point out all the references to other movies. The Amazing Colossal Man! It Came From Beneath the Sea! Vertigo?!

The weirdest/best part was seeing the giant alien robot stomping around on the freeway we drove up to get to the theater. :)
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