Anyways, fancy-schmancy special effects don’t mean much when the plot stinks. Fortunately, Monsters vs. Aliens does not stink. It’s one of those kid flicks where the story appeals to young and old on different, but equally entertaining, levels. The whippersnappers will love the adorable characters, while the adults will appreciate the witty pop culture references, including nods to classic creature features such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET and Godzilla.
Plus, watching it in 3D, gives this movie a whole new perspective. Did you know 3D is the third revolution in motion pictures, right after the introduction of sound, then color? Neither did I!
The area that the movie shines the most is of course the visuals. The 3D is not much in your face type of 3D; it is more into the subtle depth of the pictures resulting in a brilliant movie experience. This movie concentrates on 3D that presents characters as if they are in a live stage. And the visuals are so cool; I ended up holding out my hand to try and touch the visuals that looks merely floating in front of my eyes!
This 3D movie costs $14 for a ticket compared to $9.50 for the non-3D one. Bit of a bummer though are the 3D glasses falling off your nose. They made it to fit everyone, making it too wide for people with smaller heads. It is a bit uncomfortable, but it will not ruin your movie experience. I really felt like a 12 year old kid again, ooh-ing and ahh-ing at every marvelous display of “almost real” visuals!
Overall, I would definitely give this movie a definite 2-humanosaurus-thumbs up!!!
A definite must-watch for the whole family!
me, and Vivien, glamming up with the 3D glasses!!
see how excited she is!!!!
the glasses almost pass of as a normal shades!
we heart deep deep Monsters VS Aliens!!
and so is this alien!!!! LOL
So, go watch it when it comes out, 28 May 2009.
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