Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Monsters vs Aliens/BOB's Big Break in Monster 3D Ginormous Double Pack|
Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie
Directors: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Animation
The world?s most unlikely heroes are on a mission to save the Earth in DreamWorks Animation?s Monsters Vs. Aliens -- ?The Year?s Funniest Comedy? (Pete Hammond ? Hollywood.com). Ginormica, Dr. Cockroach Ph.D, The Missing L... more »
Careful !! One of the both movies is not 3D
Frank | 11/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is very nice, actually better than i believed, but it is promoted as a regular and 3D version two pack with 3D glasses. The real thing is that ONLY ONE of the both Dvd's is 3D and it's ( Bob's big break ) a short of 10 or 15 minutes!!, the main movie it's not 3D version only regular version and as i just said, the movie it's great but not 3D as at first impression they make you think it is"
Monsters to the Rescue
R. J Rey | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | 10/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From the creators of "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda", Academy award winner Reese Witherspoon leads a ragtag team of unlikely heroes in the animated blockbuster "Monsters vs. Aliens". When the strange energy of a meteorite causes her to mysteriously grow to a towering 49-feet-11-inches, Susan Murphy (Witherspoon) is taken by the military to a top secret compound where the government has kept the existence of monsters hidden from the public for decades. Susan, dubbed Ginormica, and her new monstrous friends are called into action to save the world from the evil alien leader Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson). Though certainly not the best animated movie of the year, "Monsters vs. Aliens" is a very enjoyable parody of classic Sci-fi movies of the 1950s. The animated movie offers some amusing characters and loads of action and humor. The storyline is pretty straightforward but the computer animation is very impressive. The all-star voice cast also includes Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Stephen Colbert and Kiefer Sutherland.
"Monsters vs. Aliens" makes its way onto Blu-Ray with a top-notch presentation and a great set of extras. The animated movie is presented in 2.35:1 widescreen format. Like many animated movies in high definition, "Monsters vs. Aliens" looks fantastic. The HD transfer would have been perfect if it wasn't for the lack of a 3-D option. Its 5.1 Dolby TrueHD sound is also excellent. Special features include several behind-the-scenes featurettes (Modern Monster Movie Making & The Tech of Monsters vs. Aliens), an audio commentary track with the filmmakers, the enjoyable 13-minute "B.O.B.'s Big Break" 3-D animated short, three deleted scenes, paddle ball 3-D game, three sing-along segments with the film's characters, and sneak peaks of other DreamWorks animated films. Overall, "Monsters vs. Aliens" scores a "B+"."
Miss the 3-D - Otherwise a Good Movie
John Lawrence | Fullerton, CA USA | 10/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Very enjoyable movie, especially for older kids and adults. I expected to see the movie in 3D and was greatly disappointed to find that only to B.O.B. Extras in 3D. Particularly since all of the other Extras materials couldn't stop gushing about HP & Intel. I have Spy Kids 3D on DVD and it was a very successful home view presentation.
I actually bought the Blu-ray version on the single disc, and in my opinion the packaging puts lots of emphasis on 3D glasses and no indication that they're useless for the Feature Film, or that the Feature is in 2D only. I could not find it addressed anywhere on the packaging, at least in a font size I can read.
If you're a techie like most of my family, wait for someone at Disney or Dreamworks to wise up and offer the 3D version. AND they better offer a decent discount for those of us that already bought the ho-hum version!"
MONSTER AND SCI- FI BUFFS SHOULD ENJOY THIS!
! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b | TRI STATE AREA | 08/11/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up watching old monster and sci-fi films, so I couldn't wait to see this new animated tale that pays homage to so many of my favorite Saturday afternoon sci-fi films.
While the 3-D effects and animation are fantastic, I found the story to be lacking just a tad. I guess after Pixar's masterpiece Wall E, the bar has been set rather high. Regardless, it's a fun film and a special treat for those of us who grew up watching giant monster movies on the weekend.
I suggest seeing this at the IMAX in 3-D as it is really spectacular, with great voice work done by Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett and the hysterical Seth Rogen. It's a very good film, but I wish the story was fleshed out better, the material certainly deserves it.
'Igor' was another film that paid homage to Saturday afternoon fright fare, but that one dealt with gothic horror. Both films are worth seeing, but if they had been treated with the same care as Wall E or Up, we would have two extraordinary films instead of two films that just kind of missed the mark!
I recommend both films to fans of the genres, but they could have been better. The Blu Ray release looks fantastic and their are some interesting extras including the 3-D short featuring B.O.B.