Monsters vs Aliens

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Time Out says

Tue Mar 31 2009

Dreamworks’s animated sci-fi offspring centres on the gigantic misfortunes of Susan Murphy, a feisty young thing with a crush on TV weather-dork Derek. When a meteorite strikes their wedding ceremony, Susan is affected by fallout and grows into a 50-foot chick with attitude. She’s taken to a secret underground facility where she meets her freaky co-stars, BOB (a gelatinous blob), Mr Cockroach, Missing Link (half-fish, half-ape) and a hare-brained maggot called Insectosaurus.

Some chucklesome ‘Airplane’-style humour is unleashed during this early stage as Susan (renamed Ginormica) tries to come to terms with her size, her surroundings and her wacky new friends. But as any filmmaker knows, there’s only so much jollity kids will endure before they yearn for some evil influence to stir things up, and here it’s in the unoriginal form of an invasion from space. Will Ginormica and friends defeat the evil aliens and, more to the point, will she ever be able to return to a normal life with Derek?

‘Monsters vs Aliens’ is skilfully animated and spasmodically funny, but you get the impression the film’s seven (!) writers ran out of ideas two-thirds of the way through, opting for a conventional succession of overwrought combat sequences and feverish hyperbole. The film is screened in both 3D and 2D, but aside from a handful of impressive 3D effects, you’d be equally well-served opting for the two-dimensional version.

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lenny

funy but abit boring on the story the jokes where funny but its just wasn't that good for me and after the jokes it was rubbish all that was good was a few jokes it kinda suked.

Serpentina

Film took ages to get going with loads of preamble about Susan becoming Girnormica. The action sequences against the aliens were great but there really weren't enough of them and the "but we'll always just be monsters" bits were dreary. Ok for kids but adults should take an ipod!

solo

so ccoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool recomend to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go on !! see it

solo

so ccoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool recomend to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go on !! see it

Adam

It was so awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooooooooo

Adam

It was so awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooooooooo

sam

i thought this film was amazing very funny funniest character was Bob by far IF U HAVENT SEEN IT GO NOW!!! FANTASTIC DEFFO 6 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sam

i thought this film was amazing very funny funniest character was Bob by far IF U HAVENT SEEN IT GO NOW!!! FANTASTIC DEFFO 6 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7y2 gal

wow! sounds cool!!!! um... err.... nd im gonna watch it 2day @ 5pm!! lol!! cnt w8 (!)

Bal

This is a must watch flim!!! if you just what to sit back and chill!!! it is also a great flim for kids mine loved this flim

Bal

This is a must watch flim!!! if you just what to sit back and chill!!! it is also a great flim for kids mine loved this flim

Nuv

The film was supercalafrajalisticexpealodocious! It was humourous enjoyable and would watch it again10 more time! Best to watch with the family! 5 stars!

Nuv

The film was supercalafrajalisticexpealodocious! It was humourous enjoyable and would watch it again10 more time! Best to watch with the family! 5 stars!

Kayla

I Have'nt seen the film yet could u help. i would like to know if it is good or not. Thank you-xx

Kayla

I Have'nt seen the film yet could u help. i would like to know if it is good or not. Thank you-xx

ali

so funny! great film, loved it, and whoever wrote that review got a few key facts wrong, I completely agree with Soni :)

ali

so funny! great film, loved it, and whoever wrote that review got a few key facts wrong, I completely agree with Soni :)

lydia

this film was great! the 3d effects were great i am seeing it again today!!woo, the main character,susan who is plater by legally blonde star was famtastic, she was really beliveable in her character.x

tim

Clever and funny though it is, it lacks the wit of 'The Incredibles' and the heart of 'The Iron Giant'. Enjoy it for its visuals and try to forget the lame script and rather pedestrian plot.