Thursday, April 2, 2009
Posted by Royalcow
Dreamworks knocked Kung Fu Panda out of the park there is no question about that. Personally I found it more watchable than Wall-E. No disrespect to Wall-E here (Wheezy I'm talking to you), but I have seen Kung Fu Panda more. In any case Monsters vs. Aliens is the next film for Dreamworks so I was expecting a lot. Here's the preview.
You catch that part at the end where it said 3D? So that turns out to be the main selling point for this movie. I was really surprised how much more engaging that it makes things (especially if you aren't worried about things jumping out at you all the time). You could make out all of the little details better somehow (ten points to whoever can tell me in the comments where Shrek's head appears). It was a great experience.
The cast was pretty good, but I didn't care as much about the characters like I did in Kung Fu Panda. Reese Witherspoon does what she does best, which is to sound cute. Seth Rogen (who is in everything apparently) was really the highlight of the movie for me. Sure he doesn't stretch much past any other role he does, but why bother when you can play a gelatinous blob so well. Again no disrespect meant. Colbert's president is moderately funny, but the character really has one standout part (hint: it involves a synthesizer). Other IR favorites Rainn Wilson and Will Arnett also make appearances.
All and all, I enjoyed the movie. It's no Kung Fu Panda, but it's still a good time. Oh and be sure to stay after the first part of the credits. Let's hear what you thought in the comments!