Monsters vs. Aliens received favourable reviews
First to be produced in stereoscopic 3-D format instead of converting into 3-D after completion, Monsters vs. Aliens is a computer-animated comedy flick which was released on March 27th, 2009.
The film centres on Susan Murphy who transforms into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day. She is taken to a secret government compound where she encounters a group of monsters including The Missing Link
Dr. Cockroach PhD and B.O.B. The team is sent by the US government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
The 94 minutes movie is directed by Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman and produced by Lisa Stewart. It features the voices of Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogen (both were nominated for 2010’s Kids Choice Awards).
Review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes report that 72 percent of critics gave it positive reviews based on 209 critics, with average ratings of 6.4 out of 10.
Metacritic gave the movie a score of 56 out of 100 based on 35 critics.
IMDB gave it a 6.7 out of 10 rating based on 41,956 users.
Mike Edwards of What Culture gave the film four out of five score and declared, “As a child who loathed the wholesomeness of Disney and wholeheartedly embraced the madcap antics of Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Daffy Duck this
film was perfect for me.”
Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor said, “It’s an affectionate, fairly funny riff on 1950s sci-fi movies, which often featured aliens, sometimes in the form of gelatinous glop, trying to take over Earth before earthlings,
usually of the military variety, save the day.”
Despite its success in the North America, DreamWorks Animation’s CEO, Jaffrey Katzenberg quoted in the Los Angeles Times that a sequel would not be made because of the film’s weak performance in some key parts of the world.
All in all, Monsters vs. Aliens is a good way to spend time with your family and friends. Buying the DVD is not recommended but you should rent the movie as you would not be interested in playing it again.