monsters-vs-aliens-posterA movie review of an animation film is the last thing you could expect out of me. But this movie is special, mainly because I wanted to watch something crazy this weekend and secondly because this is MY FIRST 3D MOVIE!!!!

Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is a happy girl who is about to get married to the man of her dreams when a meteor hits her(not metaphorically, but actually) on her wedding day. She starts glowing green and grows into a 49 feet giant. Labelled as a monster, she is captured by the military and shifted to a secret facility designed specially for monsters captured all over the world. There she meets Dr. Cockroach who is a scientist with the head of an insect(Hugh Laurie), a prehistoric fish-man (Will Arnett); Bob, a slimy indestructible monster (Seth Rogen); and Insectosaurus, a huge bug who stands 350 feet tall. Susan is heart broken and dreams of getting back to her normal life. 

Meanwhile, an alien ship commanded by Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) comes to an alarming proximity to Earth who sends a giant robot to find out the meteor piece that landed on Earth because it contained a valuable substance. The military is not able to control it and thus the monsters are let loose to fight the giant robot. What follows is a roller coaster ride of the fight between the aliens and monsters and how the monsters defeat the enemy.

The movie had a handful of funny sequences and it will always keep you engrossed.  There is a sequence where the President of the United States goes to talk to the alien robot. He climbs a lot of stairs to reach the big eye and there is a keyboard lying there on which he starts playing the tune from “Close encounters of the third kind”, thinking the robot might respond to it. When he does not, the president remixes the tune which further aggravates the robot. The missiles which they fire on the robot had “E.T. go home” written on it! 😆

Another piece of advice. If possible, watch the movie in 3D. This is the first movie which has been produced in real 3D instead of converting the movie in 3D after it is finished. The 3D graphics are mind blowing and you are going to love it. There are scenes of outer space and fight sequences in the alien spaceship which can be truly enjoyed because of the 3D effect. I would give it an extra half star just because of that. Watch the trailer below and you will know what I mean!!

On the down-slide, the movie is very predictable. Well, you can almost guess the story from the name. But then all cartoon movies are like that. 🙂 

Rating in 2D – 3.5/5

Rating in 3D – 2star2b2star2b2star2b2star2b/5

Official website – http://www.monstersvsaliens.com/

About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016.
Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping.
He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.

44 Comments

  1. logan7766 March 29, 2009 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    This movie was Great! My girlfriend and I went to see Monsters vs Aliens on Friday night. The 3D feature made it that much more fun to watch. Although this was not my first 3D movie, we saw Bolt when it came out last year, I still enjoy the fact that they are starting to make movies like this. The theater was packed with kids and their parents and it was fun to hear the kids laugh at certain parts and their parents laugh at parts that the kids may not have gotten.

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Yes, exactly. The 3D effect had its own charm. I would love to watch an actual war movie in 3D. Now that would be something!

  2. SAM March 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Yep… It was an awesome movie although didn’t get to see it as a 3D but still was really good.. was very comic and really cool special effects.. I was laughing throughout the length of the movie and it was such a lighthearted movie made for all age groups… me too recommend everyone to go for this one…

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Oye! Tu to Amrika main hai. Why didn’t you watch it in 3D?? 🙂

  3. dinu March 29, 2009 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    I love animated movies 😀 I will give this a try 🙂

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Yes yes! Please do!!

  4. vimmuuu March 30, 2009 at 2:37 am - Reply

    I just looooovvvveee animation movies and I have been waiting for this for a long time now. not yet released in this part of the world though and I hope they release it here in 3 D.

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Oh yes!! I forgot! 😀 Any release dates in the near future?

      • vimmuuu April 26, 2009 at 11:39 pm

        Yeyyyy…I finally watched it. that too in 3D. Lovvvvvved it !!! All the president scenes were like tooooo good. I was secretly wishing it not to end. Sigh !!! Anyway, eagerly waiting for the second part now ! I hope they come out with it 😀

        Btw, nice review and well deserved stars ! But you havnt mentioned about that ‘selfish jerk’, was it intentional ???

      • Amit April 28, 2009 at 1:32 am

        Hey that’s great! I was wondering if they are showing this in 3D in India!
        Well, the jerk was something I missed out. 🙂

  5. Solilo March 30, 2009 at 4:33 am - Reply

    My little one wants to watch it simply because her friend told her that 3-D is fun and then there are monsters. 🙂

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      Please do take her. She is going to love it!! 🙂

  6. Ajit March 30, 2009 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I dont exactly like animation movies, but I am willing to make an exception in this case….. 🙂

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      You don’t what!!!! 😯
      I thought everyone liked animation movies! 😛

  7. allirekha March 30, 2009 at 7:21 am - Reply

    good header 🙂

    n about the animation movies..hmm ! i dont like it really 😀

    but 3 D makes this one special 😉

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Again, you don’t like animation movies? What is there not to like?? 🙂

  8. Reema March 30, 2009 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Waiting to watch this one in any D 😉

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      PJ mar diya!!! 🙂 How about zero D where I mail you the entire story?? 😛

  9. kanagu March 30, 2009 at 10:39 am - Reply

    I love animation movies and loving to see this one soon after reading your review 🙂

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Good boy! 🙂

  10. Indyeah March 30, 2009 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I love animation movies 😀 I am going to watch this for sure 😀

    thanks for the review

  11. Nita March 30, 2009 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I don’t exactly like animation movies but you know all aren’t the same! I mean I loved Nemo for example. But this one I think I will avoid if it ever comes on tv!

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm - Reply

      But why!!
      Why don’t people like animation movies?? 🙁

  12. Smita March 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Not my kindda movie 🙂

    Cool review though…

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      Explain!!!
      Now you wan’t Salman even in animation movies? 😛

  13. Archie March 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I’m an animation movie junkie and I can’t wait till the movies gets here. I doubt if it’ll get to watch it in 3D though 🙁

    And here’s to you watching more animation movies!! 🙂

  14. Archie March 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I’m an animation movie junkie and I can’t wait till the movie gets here. I doubt if it’ll get to watch it in 3D though 🙁

    And here’s to you watching more animation movies!! 🙂

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:05 pm - Reply

      Just watch it in 2D! even that would be great!

  15. Chirag Chamoli March 31, 2009 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Hey thanks Amit, will try and get this one . Thanks for the review.

  16. Nikhil April 1, 2009 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Isn’t it a vital detail that Hollywood misses out on everytime they make a movie where someone blows out of proportion – the vocal chords do not change and they still have the sweet voice they had when they were small! 😀 😀

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      You must be crazy!! You are trying to find logic in a cartoon when people can’t find it even in normal movies!! 😛

  17. Destination Infinity April 1, 2009 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    The recent such animation movie I saw was Kung Fu Panda. It was highly recommended by my friends. Maybe I will see this one too….

    Destination Infinity

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      Kung fu panda was great! One more movie which I would recommend is “Spirited away”.

  18. deepsm25 April 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Its been really long since I went to watch an animation film…guess will surely look out for this one! Cheers!

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      That would be great!

  19. Dinesh Babu April 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Cool! It sorta looks like the Monsters Inc movie but a different story. Gotta watch it!

    • Amit April 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      No, its not like Monster Inc. Its quite different. 🙂

  20. indianhomemaker April 5, 2009 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    I think I might go watch it with my kids 🙂

    … enjoyed reading your review and the trailor is interesting too 🙂

  21. Biju Mathews April 12, 2009 at 1:31 am - Reply

    🙂

  22. Vijaya Bharat April 12, 2009 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Nice review 🙂

    I thought of seeing it in Bogota but it was not yet relased by the time I started from there.

    After coming here I am not able to see that movie running here 🙁

    Bad luck 🙁

  23. rana April 13, 2009 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Cute… really cute…

  24. Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:13 am - Reply

    @IHM : Thanks! And do let me know how the movie was! 🙂

    Biju : 🙂

    @Vijaya Bharat : Welcome back! So, finally in India? 🙂 It is not released in India yet, I think.

    @Rana : The movie or the review? 🙂

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