Genre: Anime, Comedy, Family Fun
Monsters, Aliens, Reporters, Government Conspiracies, Oh my!
Monster vs. Aliens is a story of a young woman on her wedding day, when everything is supposed to be pretty and perfect.....is hit with a meteorite. The chemicals found within the meteorite cause her to grow, and grow, and grow!! Now, it's the attacking of the fifty foot woman!! Aaccckk! Just kidding.
For years, the government has been rounding up and imprisoning monsters from all over the United States. To date there is a total of five, count them, five. It would be just like the government to waste money on an entire prison complex for five monsters. Why not just blow em up? Because, eventually they just might come in handy!!
There's Dr. Cockroach (Hugh Laurie) who's the smartest man/bug alive. He tried to combine the human genome with that of a cockroach, the hardest known creature to kill in mankind's existence.
The Missing Link (Will Arnett) who's a cross between man and amphibian, who knows what will crawl out of the water next!
B.O.B. (Seth Rogan) -- Well, not quite sure what BOB is, pretty sure intelligent (?) chemical goo.
Insectasaurus (?) who was hitting with a radioactive laser as a pupa, mostly wants to eat.
Ginormica (Reese Witherspoon) hit by the meteorite and just wants to be normal and get married to Derek (Paul Rudd) -- resident a**hole and Susan's fiance.
Well, it's kind of predictable after that. Mean, ugly alien - Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) attacks Earth, looking for the chemicals absorbed by Ginormica's body. The President (Stephen Colbert) tries to make contact...like Close Encounters meet Beverly Hills Cop. When that fails, the government calls in the Monsters to clean Gallaxhar's clock. There's fighting back and forth, and eventually it leads to the destruction of Gallaxhar's ship. Derek decides he can live with the fifty foot woman, but Ginormica decides it might be easier to step on him. (She doesn't -- this is a family film.)
This movie was funny and sweet, great for the kiddies to go see. The computer voice of Gallaxhar's ship (Amy Poehler) was sarcastic and funny, perfectly obnoxious, right until the ship blows up. Great family fun. Not as good as Pixar, but not everyone can be Steve Jobs.
Trailer for Monster vs. Aliens from Dreamworks