||[Apr. 27th, 2009|07:31 am]
Every once in awhile I like to plug something in my LJ, get it some exposure among my friends, hoping they enjoy something as much as I did, and also because I want to talk about it with them.|
Today I want to plug a movie called Monsters Vs. Aliens.
Now either I live under a rock, or this movie got almost zero advertisement, because I didn't even know it existed till I happened to see a poster for it in the theatre while I was there for Watchmen. But I saw it, and the girl on the poster looked just like the character designs from the Incredibles, and plus had white hair, so I kind of got excited. Then I saw Dreamworks at the bottom, and I lost my enthusiasm. Now, to be fair, Shriek was pretty good, but I think that they're kind of stuck in Pixar's shadow, especially after churning out all the (admittedly, bad) sequels to Shriek.
( How I happened to watch this movieCollapse )
The beginning of the movie is probably the most boring part. Regular woman is lalala getting ready for her wedding. Her face moves a little too much, and it's a little creepy. Not uncanny valley creepy, just a little ... fake? Whatever. She is hit by an asteroid, and before she can finish her vows, turns into a giant, is kidnapped by the government, and locked up, and from then on, hi-jinks ensue. We meet the rest of the cast, four other cooky monsters (a blob, a mad scientist-cockroach, an ape-fish, and a 50-story tall bug) and wow, these guys are really funny! and cute! and ... funny!
Wonderful moment #1: The monsters infiltrate the alien's mothership to kick it's ass, and they come across the alien's super machine. They all gawk at it, and one of the monsters goes, "Oh. Em. Gee." (I flipped the shit. That was awesome.).
Wonderful moment #2: The protagonist is trying anything to get back to her normal body, and has enlisted the help of Dr Cockroach, PHD.
Dr Cockroach: Mwhahahahahahaha!
Susan: Doctor, could you ... not do your evil laugh while I'm hooked up to this thing?
Dr. Cockroach: Oh sorry!
In short: Monsters Vs. Aliens - An unexpected success. Go see it!