Monsters vs. Aliens

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If you’re old enough to remember the monster movies from the 50’s and 60’s or a kid who just likes animated films, you’ll enjoy the sci-fi animated family film, Monsters vs. Aliens. Susan Murphy (voice by Reese Witherspoon) is on the church steps waiting to marry her self-centered fiancé Derek Dietl (Paul Rudd) when an asteroid hits and a dose of radiation changes her into a 49 foot 11 inch gigantic woman. When the government finds out (which doesn’t take long when someone’s almost 50 feet tall) they take Susan to a secret compound with other monsters who are kept under lock and key. She lives with Dr. Cockroach (voice by Hugh Laurie) who is a mad scientist with the head of a cockroach, The Missing Link (voice by Will Arnett) who is half fish and half ape, B.O.B (voice by Seth Rogen) who is an indestructible blob and Insectosaurus who is a humongous orange and yellow grub. The innkeeper of this government facility is General W. R. Monger (voice by Kiefer Sutherland)) who changes Susan’s name to Ginormica and tells her she isn’t allowed to leave. When an alien named Gallaxhar (voice by Rainn Wilson) lands on the earth to conquer it, President Hathaway (voice by Stephen Colbert) asks for someone to save the earth and General Monger volunteers the monsters. This film has plenty of action scenes like Susan smashing her feet into two cars and skating down the street – and it’s even in 3D! (Of course it could have been in 0D in my case but I’m the only one in the theater who didn’t have to wear those goofy glasses.) The movie satirizes the monsters from the past such as the 50 Foot Woman who is now 49 foot 11 inches, the Blob is missing the L and is called B.O.B., the Fly has a cockroach head and the Creature from the Black Lagoon is now the Missing Link. (I guess the Invisible Man would be even hard to see in 3D) The action is nonstop in this movie and there are some original ideas with several hilarious one-liners. This film may not be as funny as Shrek or as heartwarming as Finding Nemo, but it’s entertaining and full of energy and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
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