Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday Movie Pick on Saturday Morning: Monsters vs. Aliens

Dreamworks new 3-D animation Monsters vs. Aliens hits screens last night. With its Super Bowl preview and highly touted new Tru3-D technology by Intel, Kari and I went to theaters with gift cards in hand. Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon, this film is very groundbreaking. No, it is not some new way to tell an amazing story, but the Tru3-D is worth the $3.50 surcharge (for whatever reason) per ticket. Since we had a gift card, the $25.00 entry charge for two adults (total) did not deter us, especially when the, “Place you 3-D Glasses on Now,” sign came on. All the previews were in Tru3-D and “wowed” us before the feature hit.

Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, and Stephen Colbert kept me laughing throughout the entire film. Witherspoon, who plays Susan, does a great job as normal human turned monster has the opportunity to become a popular woman superhero (and nails it).

Kiefer Sutherland voices for General Monger, a good guy, said the following about the film, “What I liked about it is it was geared to young people and it told them that it is all right to be different; and not only was it all right to be different, but the thing that might make you uncomfortable or make you feel weird could be your greatest quality." I highly agree with Sutherland’s statement.

Stephen Colbert plays the President. This guy cracks me up. At one point…oh, I can’t share it, you just have to see it. Throughout the film, there are several adult jokes, but on the clean nature; including: a reference to Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and the An Inconvenient Truth.

Tru3-D is very amazing. The realism and things “flying” at you “wowed” Kari and I the entire film. We both enjoyed our “gift card date night” and especially the film Monsters vs. Aliens in Tru3-D. By the way, make sure you call the theater first to see if they are showing it in 3-D. We had to drive to Round Rock because it was the closet theater using the new technology.

If you see it, let me know what you thought. Have a great weekend.


Cassie said...

Ethan saw it at a birthday party last night (not in 3-D though)...he loved it :) Bob is apparently his favorite.

velma said...

we also enjoyed it! But were shocked when had to pay $41 for a MATINE!!!!! but worth the money!!! I love being in a 3D movie with kids - especially when they try to touch different things in the film

Cassie said...

I was wrong...he did see it in 3-D...what to I know?

nicole said...

i've been wondering this for several weeks but keep forgetting to ask... How can you do a movie review w/o actually seeing the movie?