Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monsters vs Aliens

Just got back from seeing Dreamworks's newest animated movie, Monsters vs Aliens. In general, the movie was pretty enjoyable. I would have liked to see more character development with the cast other than Susan, but the movie was written to entertain with comedy and action with a bit of "awwwwe" for the lead female.

If there is one gripe I have about the movie (and all animated movies by Dreamworks, really), it's that they try too hard to throw comedy at the audience. Ever since the first Shrek movie, Dreamworks has been looking for ways to push comedy into our faces instead of easing it in like other studios do with their movies. The biggest overuse seems to be the insertion of pop culture references where they are often not needed.

Still, for the most part, Monsters vs Aliens entertained me. Unlike the Tale of Desperaux, I don't regret spending money to have seen MvA.

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