When I first heard about Monsters vs. Aliens, I thought it was the typical kid animation film that I could ignore, and I thought the blue blob was a bit of a ripoff from the green blob in Ghostbusters. I do find the trailers have won me over. The Haunting movie looks like it could be pretty creepy or it could be like all the other horror movies that come out these days and that could make it predictable. Finally, there is a movie directed by Renny Harlin who made the blockbuster Cutthroat Island! Don’t all line up for 12 Rounds at once.
Monsters vs. Aliens
Haunting in Connecticut
Monsters vs. Aliens
Directed: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogan
Synopsis: When aliens keep invading Earth, the government brings out its hidden stash of monsters to fight back.
My Take: It doesn’t look super fabulous, but pretty amusing and cute.
RT Score: 68%
RT Consensus: Though it doesn’t approach the depth of the best animated films, Monsters Vs. Aliens has enough humor and special effects to entertain moviegoers of all ages.
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Two movies out this week are geared towards young men. There is the teen sex comedy, Sex Drive, and the video game adaptation, Max Payne. The sappy womenfolk have to make due with Secret Life of Bees while those that are looking to laugh at the current president can watch W. There are a bunch of rotten movies this week though. Only one fresh movie in the Limited releases and nowhere else.
Secret Life of Bees
Directed: Sean Anders
Starring: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, James Marsen, Clark Duke, Seth Green
Synopsis: An 18-year-old virgin wants to lose his virginity to a girl he met on the Internet.
My Take: The Mexican donut was at Comic Con. I thought it was a mascot to get us to eat at a nearby restaurant since it was outside the convention center. I laughed the entire trailer when I realized the Mexican donut was in a movie. I could just watch the donut parts all day.
RT Score: 43%
RT Consensus: Sex Drive has some hilarious moments and is well made for a raunchy teen film, but will appeal to few beyond that demographic.
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