Rating Explanation: or sci-fi action, some crude humor and mild language.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: A cute, clever and colorful animated family entertainment with eye-popping effects. The kids will really enjoy it.
Closed Caption; Monsters vs. Aliens: Modern Monster Movie Making; Three never-before-seen deleted scenes; DreamWorks Animation video jukebox; Filmmaker's commentary; The tech of Monsters Vs. Aliens; Top secret sneak peek files: The Next 3D adventure from DreamWorks Animation; Shrek Boradway musical debut; Po's Kung Fu Panda virtual world
Monsters vs. Aliens / B.O.B.'s Big Break a.k.a. Monsters versus Aliens Ginormous Double DVD Pack
In this visually stunning animated film, Susan Murphy
(voice of Reese Witherspoon), a young woman is clobbered by space junk just as she's about to marry a self-obsessed TV weatherman named Derek (Paul Rudd) in California. Her life suddenly catapults into a non-reversible state when she grows to a ginormous 49-feet-11-inches tall. The military
puts her into a secret government compound, renamed Ginormica and hold
her captive along with a ragtag group of rogue Monsters including the brilliant but
insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie); the macho half-ape,
half-fish, The Missing Link (Will Arnett); the gelatinous and
indestructible B.O.B. (Seth Rogen); and a chillingly eerie four-eyed megalomaniac
leader (Rainn Wilson) whose cloning commands offer some
When a wild and dangerous alien robot lands on
Earth, The President (Stephen Colbert) enlists this motley crew to save
the world from imminent destruction. There's plenty to keep youngsters and their
parents engrossed with broad visual comedy, sharply conceived satire
and a simple story about the friendship between motley outcasts who
inadvertently save the world.
Despite it's dazzling effects, Monsters vs. Aliens is basically a mixture of 1950's B-movies, like It Came from Outer Space, The Blob and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, and not anything approaching art, but nevertheless it's clever, colorful and immensely entertaining and the kids should really enjoy it.
Some of the other voices you'll probably recognize are: Kiefer Sutherland as General Monger Jeffrey Tambor as Carl Murphy Amy Poehler as Computer Renée Zellweger as Katie John Krasinski as Cuthbert