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MONSTERS, 3-D Aliens and You

By Jackie Burrell
Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 11:48 am in Movies.

Monsters vs. Aliens  (Courtesy Dream Works Films) Reviews are just starting to roll in for the newest DreamWorks flick, “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and as always, we want to hear what you thought. Your comments on “Race to Witch Mountain” were fantastically helpful! Annie B. said she’d seen the Disney movie with her 11-year-old son and found it too intense for some of the much younger kids in the crowd, but “perfect (for) my boy’s demographic… No sex, no bad language, one mildly creepy alien head, and no overlong non-action scenes.” And Cathy said “Witch Mountain” had “enough action to keep Dad entertained while still being ‘PG enough’ to not freak out the kid.”

Now we’re turning our attention to DreamWorks’ 3-D extravaganza about monsters, aliens and a young woman, voiced by Reese Witherspoon, who finds her wedding plans complicated by a rogue meteor, whose radioactive properties transform her into a glowing giant… Movie critic Roger Moore calls the movie a Close Encounters/Mars Attacks/Monsters Inc./Mothra mashup that manages to be both wacky and funny. Common Sense Media’s Sandie Angulo Chen compares the movie’s violence and intensity to “The Incredibles” – the gunfire, explosions and animated deaths are too intense, she says, for the youngest viewers. Save this one for kids 7 and up.

Have you seen this movie? What did you think?

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