Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Monsters vs Aliens cast

Ok, so I know I sometimes bag a bit on Dreamworks Animation. I know I shouldn't, but there's a part of me that can't help but be annoyed at the continued Shrek series. I mean it honestly feels like they're trying just a bit too hard.

I know that they can deliver the goods sometimes, and I sure hope Monsters vs Aliens is the real deal. I mean do you even really need to know any more?! Its called MONSTERS VS ALIENS! a truly awesome title if I've ever heard one. Wait to your hear the stellar cast involved though.

From 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 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 half-ape, half-fish 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 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."

The movie is being released in Ultimate 3D, which is the new stereostropic 3D technology that we've been seeing showing up in IMAX theaters here and there. Since this is fully animated in 3D it will employ the technology to an effect never seen onscreen before, and marks the first film of many as Dreamworks Animation has announced they intend to treat all of their films to this technique in the future.

Check out this great report from ShoWest where ComingSoon describes a very funny scene that was screened. "Do something violent!" haha... :) I'm definitely looking forward to this film. Sounds like something right up my alley, and reports are really indicating that the film is aimed not just at kids, but has plenty to enjoy for adults too.

Monsters vs Aliens will come out in theaters on March 27th, 2009.

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