|Reviewed on 2009-03-27|
|Received||[2.5] out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Animation / Sci-Fi|
| “Monsters Vs. Aliens” begins with Susan’s (Reese Witherspoon) wedding day. She is so excited to be marrying weatherman Derek Dietl (Paul Rudd). As they prepare for the “big day”, we are let in on the fact that an over-sized meteorite is headed towards Earth. As it is being tracked and it’s location is pinpointed it is shown to be right on target for Susan’s wedding. As Susan is getting a breath of fresh air we see this over-sized glowing object heading for her. As she tries to run she can not escape it and is hit by this meteorite from outer space.
Not showing any side effects other than a dirty dress, her mom helps clean her up and proceed with the ceremony. When she is about to exchange vows we see she is glowing. Soon side effects set in from the plutonium which causes her to become a giant. Not too long after the government arrives to contain the monster and secure the area. They take Susan away from her family and friends and lock her away with fellow monsters. B.O.B. (Seth Rogen) the blob who can turn into any object, Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie) a scientist who turned himself into a cockroach with a few minor side effects, The Missing Link (Will Arnett) who is a trouble maker at the beach, and the huge Insectosaurus grub worm.
When Aliens come to Earth in search of the plutonium they are willing to cause mass destruction to get to it. Once they have found it in Ginormica/Susan they see it is not so easy to overpower her strength. As the Monsters and Aliens continue the battle who will come out winning? It is a battle worth tuning in for.
Unfortunately I did not get to see the 3-D version of “Monsters Vs. Aliens”. I think it may have altered my opinion and I would highly suggest seeing it in 3-D. This DreamWorks animated film does entertain. Definitely going to appeal more the older kids, grade school and up. My favorite character by miles is B.O.B. and Seth Rogen’s voice provided made this the best animated blob ever. Wish we could have enjoyed more of him. I would recommend the film for families, but only if you have kids 6 and over. It maintained my 3 year old nephew’s attention, but he did waver every now and then asking “Is it over?”. Full of action, energy and humor I am sure every family member will get a kick out of it.