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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Upcoming DREAMWORKS Film: Monsters Vs Aliens

Monsters vs Aliens is next years DREAMWORKS film. It will be the first animated film to go to theaters that is 100% 3D and made for it properly (no more throwing stuff at the screen). The animation and rendering looks simply fantastic, and based on the leaked trailer (which is no longer available online, the premise and jokes are quite funny too.

Here is a synopisis according to Wikipedia:

When California girl Susan Murphy (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall (An inch short of being 50 feet tall, a joke on Attack of the 50 Foot Woman) and is instantly labeled a "monster" named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (voiced by Hugh Laurie); the macho Dagon the Missing Link (voiced by Will Arnett); the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B. (voiced by Seth Rogen); and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot named Gallaxhar (voiced by Rainn Wilson) lands on Earth and begins storming the country.
As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger (voiced by Kiefer Sutherland), on a desperate order from The President (voiced by Stephen Colbert), the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction.

This trailer also seems to lampoon every single one of its cast members current or past careers as well. Hugh Laurie (HOUSE) plays a Dr. Will Arnett plays a wierdo who is quirky. Seth Rogen plays a blob who is basically Seth Rogen animated (as all his roles are. Kiefer Sutherland (24) plays a war expert Badass. Stephen Colbert plays the president (a nod to the Stephen Colbert for President Campaign).

Based on the trailer, the film is fast paced with a joke a minute, with great rendering and animation. The only oddity is the human male characters faces look a bit... too... caricatured. Almost like MAD Magazine. It seems to be a hilarious take on the B sci-fi movies, and a fresh source of humor that has not been seen in animated films for a while, and before this only seen in Leslie Neilsen movies.

I'll check it out.

Monsters Vs. Aliens hits theaters May 2009

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