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Capone goes sci-fi wild for MONSTERS VS. ALIENS in 3-D!!!

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. One of the biggest corners of my heart is held in reserve for old (usually black-and-white) sci-fi films. I'm talking ginormous man-in-suit monsters, slow-moving aliens with tentacles and either one or 50 eyes, or regular-sized animals that are made to look humongous as they terrorize poor citizens like us. Watch any of them repeatedly and you notice one thing almost without fail: they are about 85 percent chatter and 15 percent actual creature feature…if you were lucky. The philosophies and theories bandied about were pretty hilarious, and were usually just an excuse to keep the cameras rolling to get that running time to at least 75 minutes. Now imagine taking the best parts of these alien invasion flicks, these giant spider films, these creeping menace pictures, and these home-grown mutated abominations of nature movies and tossing them all into one big 3-D animated work, and you have some idea of just how much fun MONSTERS VS. ALIENS was for me. In a way, you could look at MONSTERS VS. ALIENS as the ultimate superhero team movie. A colossal alien robot lands on earth carrying a message from one Gallaxhar (voiced with pure maniacal splendor by Rainn Wilson), who tells the President of the United States (the inspired casting of Stephen Colbert in this role is enough to recommend it) that he's essentially going to destroy the world. Fair enough. In his very DR. STRANGELOVE-like War Room, the President listens to his advisors list the options on how to handle this situation. But only Gen. W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland, complete with gravelly Southern accent) has a solution that seems like it might work--to unleash a group of captured "monsters" that the government has hidden in a secret facility on the alien invader in exchange for their freedom. The film actually opens with a wedding. Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is about to wed weatherman Derek Dietl (Paul Rudd). But just before the wedding, a meteorite falls from the sky and lands on Susan. She miraculously survives, but during the ceremony she grows to 49-feet 11.5-inches tall (I guess rounding up would have been a copyright violation). Her cowardly husband-to-be leaves her at the alter--actually she destroys the church, so the alter is pretty much kindling at this point--and Susan is quickly snatched up by Monger's team and she's placed in a giant holding cell. So who makes up the world's only defense against alien destruction? Seth Rogen voices B.O.B., a gelatinous creature who has no brain and is virtually indestructible; Hugh Laurie is the mad scientist Dr. Cockroach Ph.D., a play off of THE FLY; Will Arnett is the cocky Missing Link, a big of a cross between The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Bigfoot; and an oversized slug/caterpillar thing called Insectasaurus. Susan is given the code name Ginormica, and the team sets off to deal with the powerful alien robot. There's no doubt in my mind that B.O.B. is going to be the fan favorite of the bunch. Aside from being just plain funny, B.O.B. is basically the stoner creature--he's easily distracted, giggles at everything, and, you know, he's a blob of a guy. It's great to hear Laurie's British accent return to add a bit of gravitas to Cockroach's ravings. And although Witherspoon basically sounds like herself, she has the toughest job. She's our entry point into this story and these characters. She's scared, has no idea exactly what the limits of her powers are, and she called upon to perform this weighty task at a time in her life when the bride-to-be Susan didn't now what direction her life was going to take after getting married. I've heard the complaint often that there are no strong female lead characters in animated films anymore (CORALINE aside). Complain no more--Susan is your girl, ur, woman. And she fills out a nearly 50-ft. black jumpsuit rather nicely. One of the fun things about the film is also that there are guest voices tucked away in some very small roles. Listen carefully for the likes of Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Renee Zellweger, and John Krasinski. No joking, some of these people have one or two lines tops. But the best thing about MONSTERS VS. ALIENS is that it takes its cues from science fiction films of old. Gallaxhar isn't some play one particular alien from another film; he's every alien enemy rolled into one. These are details in the camera work, the music, and the story that you will absolutely love if you have an affection for these types of classic genre works. And I haven't even talked about the unbelievable 3-D. I've seen a lot of 3-D in recent months, but this has got to be the best 3-D I've seen in an animated film. There's something about having the giant creatures interacting with smaller people that makes the 3-D pop off the screen, and without tossing stuff at the camera every five minutes. There's a scale and depth to this 3-D work that is unrivaled. One of the sequences the crowd at BNAT X saw was a fight scene on the Golden Gate Bridge. Holy crap, that is the absolute best scene in the movie. And seeing it a second time in the context of the completed film, I was even more impressed with it. Your jaw will collect bugs from being open for so long. Now please understand, this movie is rated PG, which means it's aimed directly at the younger sect. But honestly, I had as much fun watching this as the kids in my audience. And being able to understand the clandestine adult humor and the sight gags and more overt stuff, I may have even enjoyed it a little more than the youngsters. Co-director (along with Rob Letterman) Conrad Vernon was also a director on SHREK 2, probably the best melding of evergreen jokes, modern references, and innuendo in a animated work allegedly more for children. He knows where all the lines are drawn and exactly how far over them he can put his big toe. Sure the film is sweet and charming most of the time, but it's when things get a little ornery and mischievous that things really start to cook. There's a devilish undercurrent that props MONSTERS VS. ALIENS up and makes it something special. In case you couldn't tell, I had a blast watching this movie. -- Capone capone@aintitcoolmail.com



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  • March 13, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Will wait for Avatar

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Bring it on Jimbo.

  • March 13, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    But, uh... how does it compare to Kung-Fu Panda?

    by filmicdrummer17

    Seriously. I'm only going to pay money to see it if it's up to that level. I'm not asking for Pixar greatness, but KFP-level would be nice. A change in the water at Dreamworks?

  • March 13, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    haven't seen 3d beat since Polar Express on an imax screen

    by awepittance

    the movie albeit with it's many flaws was designed like a theme park ride with so many first person point of view speeding angels that you could almost sense physical motion. Even beowulf had 3d that didn't knock my socks off in the same way.

  • March 13, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Yes, it was fun. Thanks Capone!

    by Acappellaman

    B.O.B. definitely steals the movie, but it was fun all around. Yes, it follows a familiar formula, but it's fun to watch. And you've GOTTA love Colbert as the President. He was awesome. I really wish they changed the shape of his right ear like Colbert's, though. That would've been a nice touch. Thanks for the tickets, Capone! We had a blast!

  • March 13, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Enough with the Avatar already...

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    I'm sure Avatar's going to be a good movie (just how good is still anybody's guess). But at least part of me wants the movie to be god-awful, so these "Avatar will fuck your eyeballs" idiots will go curl up in a corner somewhere and die. Seriously, am I the only one? Anyway, Monsters vs. Aliens looks awesome from the previews. Since it was Dreamworks, I wasn't holding my breath. But since I usually agree with Capone on stuff like this, I'm definitely looking forward to MvA now.

  • March 13, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    re: Avatar

    by awepittance

    second the irritating at people being so overly hyped up about Avatar. Anothing thins is that probably most of the credit for how good it looks deserves to go to WETA not Mr. Cameron, even though i know he feels like he's walked on the moon after seeing their footage :-).

  • March 13, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Only 9 more months of Avatar talkback to go. Enjoy.

  • March 13, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I don't like movies where people are left at the alter.

    by zacdilone

    It makes me want to altar them.

  • March 13, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    9 more months of making yourself look like an asshole

    by quantize

    we're enjoying it....really

  • March 13, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    filmicdrummer17

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    Couldn't agree more. Shrek 1 & 2 were pretty good (3 was a POS), but Kung Fu Panda was the first one I loved. Maybe not up to Pixar standards (although, I don't know; better than Cars?), still a great, fun movie. Could they finally be on a streak?

  • March 13, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    There was a Playstation 2 game a couple of years back

    by skimn

    called War Of The Monsters that was helluva lot of fun. This looks along that vein, and I'm sure the 3D is amazing.

  • March 13, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    The whole thing reminds me of a 1950s Mad Magazine

    by terry1978

    The style, the character designs, etc. I seriously do want to see this, even if it will be somewhat on the pop culture-y side.

  • March 13, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Capone, do you listen to the misfits?

    by KonkBob

    If not, they are right up your alley.

  • March 13, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Moving on...

    by LastPairOfSocks

    I guess talking animals have run their course and we're all collectively moving on to super-natural beings for our movie experiences. I couldn't be more pleased. There are only so many talking dogs and silly monkeys a man can take. I'm gonna see this in 3D, but deep down I'll bet I wish I was seeing "Up".

  • March 13, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Hopefully when Avatar bombs we will see the end of 3D

    by walrusholder

    Enough with the 3D shit already. Ready for it to go away what's next smellavision and vibrating seats.

  • March 13, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Vaginormica jokes begin in 3... 2... 1...

    by Dr Lizardo

  • March 13, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Avatat and Tintin would bring 3D animation

    by Proman1984

    to new heights. I cannot wait to see this first sign to the road of awesome that awaits when these movies come out.

  • March 13, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    This happened to me with BOLT

    by Orionsangels

    BOLT is pure generic garbage, but in 3D. I was enthralled from beginning to end!

  • March 13, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    to give Vaginormica an orgasm:

    by zom-bot.com

    you have to crawl inside and work her clit like a punching bag.

  • March 13, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Way funnier than I expected.

    by MrSandwich

    I was at Capone's screening [thanks Capone!] and laughed way more than I expected to.<br><br>I've mostly had it with the Shreks/Ice-Ages/Shark-Tales of the world -- this is funnier. BOB is hilarious. There's a section where Gallaxhar is simultaneously cloning himself and trying to get through a why-he's-evil monologue that is hands-down brilliant. Well done!

  • March 13, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Typical Dreamworks animation

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Saw a screening last week: Loud and obnoxious and more concerned with a constant barrage of punny jokes than an actual plot. The Oscars should just rename the animated film oscar "The Pixar Award" from here on out. Dreamworks animation doesn't make films, they just make profits.

  • March 13, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    if i can find where the car keys are

    by Groothewarrior

    we can drive outta the fifty foot woman

  • March 13, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    3D movies are total crap

    by walrusholder

    Unless you are eight years old or a 50 year redneck that still has a VCR, I don't see how you can put 3D glasses on and not feel like a tool. Really it has to stop

  • March 13, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    SifoDyasJr

    by Walts_Turning_InTheGrave

    Please stop it with your bullshit propaganda campaign for Pixar just for one fucking minute already. You’ve said the above a couple of times already. Why don’t you just stick a Pixar DVD in your player and jackoff to it all day. BTW, just when you’re about to ejaculate you can scream out Walleeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • March 13, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    walrusholder

    by Walts_Turning_InTheGrave

    Just because you can't afford to go see the movie in 3D doesn't mean others should be deprived from seeing it. The entire family is excited to go see this movie when it comes out at our local IMAX-3D theatre.

  • March 13, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Liked the original title better: CREATURE FEATURE

    by Dark Knight Lite

    But still looking forward to this. I was at Dreamworks for a meeting in 2006, and saw a lot of the preproduction artwork, which was amazing. I still wonder why the title was changed. Copyright issues?

  • March 13, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    I hope Avatar sucks ass.

    by F-18

  • March 13, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I hope Avatar sucks ass.

    by F-18

    So the fuckers that keep saying how great it will be look stupid.

  • March 13, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    "Site" gags? Destroying the "alter"?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    PROOFREAD, bitch!

  • March 13, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    That said, this looks pretty funny

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I honestly think Dreamworks is striving to climb out of the "funny farting animal" hole they've dug for themselves over the past few years (Shark Tale being the absolutte nadir). Kung Fu Panda was far better than it needed to be to turn a profit, and every trailer for Monsters vs. Aliens makes me chuckle (I agree about the MAD Magazine visual nods). Plus, Jack Bauer riffing on Buck Turgidson can;t be beat.

  • March 13, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Dreamworks Animation sucks

    by CmdX

    All Dreamworks seems to do is sign up the most well known stars they can find and pray that the fact that they are the voices behind the characters is going to make up for their lack of original ideas.<br>Then again, Pixar does have Toy Story 3 sitting in the wings... But Pixar isn't consistent with that like Dreamworks seems to be

  • March 13, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Awesome. Big fan of Kung-Fu Pandas too.

    by future help

    and the prison escape scene in Kung Fu was probably the best action sequence in a good 5 years.

  • March 14, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Im fucking stoked for this flick

    by TheDark0Knight

    I love the old scifi films, when I was younger I was obsessed with them. If its as awesome as this review has made it sound, I will be very happy.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares about 3D, really? Seriously?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    AVATAR will fucking blow your heads off, and not because it's in 3D. It's a fucking Iron Jim Cameron sci-fi-action epic, you monkeys!<p>And about this PG animated feature: zzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzZZZZZzzzz

  • March 14, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Paul Rudd wasn't the weatherman in Anchorman

    by Cole_El

    Steve Carell was

  • March 14, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    I WISH THEY USED REAL MONSTERS............

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I wish they had "real" earth monsters like Bigfoot, Frankenstein, Dracula, and even stuff like "Monster under the bed"...ya know? <BR> Real monster stories from our childhoods.<BR><BR> Then the aliens can be typical green martians and stuff.<BR><BR> Now THAT would be really MONSTERS VS ALIENS. kick ass!<BR><BR>With that said, this movie does look fun!

  • March 14, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Is there anyone in the movie industry...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    that gets headaches like me after watching a 3D movie? Especially when we have to side on the side and look from an angle.<BR> I remember I watched Bolt and it was a great movie but my head and eyes hurt like crazy that night and the day after.<BR><BR> Nobody out there in Hollywood gets these headaches? If so, please fix somehow?

  • March 14, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns

    by TinSpider

    I get headaches during and after 3d movies. The glasses don't do shit. Things still look a blurry mess. The technology doesn't work with me.

  • March 14, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Dark Knight Lite, re: Creature Feature

    by Steve_Dooku

    I too have seen the preproduction art, at it was amazing. <br><br> GibsonUSA - The original concept was "real" monsters. B.O.B, was The Blob, Dr. Cockroach was the Fly, "Link" was the Creature from the B.L., 50 foot woman, etc.<br><br>I'm pretty sure Universal said "uh, no."

  • March 14, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    *SIGH*...you know heres the thing...I really hate the

    by southafricanguy

    whole eyeball fucking thing too, In fact I hate how people on the talkbacks on this site (including Harry) overhype the shit out of certain things. But realy why would you hope that Avatar fails? Seriously, did Cameron himself come onto this site and tell us Avatar would fuck our eyeballs?..no he didnt. And far more important is the fact that in this entire year the only really major risky and original film coming out is Avatar. How many times do geeks on this site moan and bitch about how idea bankrupt Hollywood is? And about the endless adaptations/remakes/sequals/reboots and prequals. All we are getting this year in genre filmaking. And why? Because its safe and the studios are only interested in greenlighting anything with an already built in fan base and name recognition. So as time goes by we can forget about anything new or fresh getting made. And now we have something here that has a chance to be a real game changer, its damn risky (fucking expensive and its trying to push what can be done ith cgi)and we have not seen anyhting like this before.

  • March 14, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I have noidea why some here overhype it, but for those

    by southafricanguy

    whining about wanting Avatar to fail so those of us excited about it willlook stupid...heres the thing some of us have read the old scriptment and have searched the internet to find every scrap of information available and actually with some digging a fair amount about Avatar can be found out. And its that info that has us excited, ok? Not blind belief, not all of us are constantly shouting "it will fuck your eyeballs".

  • March 14, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    And ive said it before, and im going to repeat myself

    by southafricanguy

    I have no understanding how anyone that calls themselves a geek/genre fan can not be excited about the pairing of Cameron, Weta, Digital Domain, and Stan Winston studios (one of the last things Stan (r.i.p) did before his to soon passing was to work on the films creature designs. Also, Laeta Kalogordis (a talented writer working with Scorscece) wrote the script with Cameron. And Wayne Barlow (considered by many to be the greatest fantasy/sci-fi artist in the wold) has been working on Avatar from the begining. And an extremely talented artist named Jordu Schell (go check out his studios work,its really good) has designed the Na'vi. If these film and sci-fi geeks ae not at the very least interested in and/or prepared to give Cameron some credit, then they must all really be dead inside. The sheer level of hatred towards Avatar on this site just stuns me...

  • March 14, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Did Lucas and the phantom menace really fuck you guys

    by southafricanguy

    up that much?

  • March 14, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Oh and remember...the studios will all be watching to see

    by southafricanguy

    what happens with Avatar very carefully, and I cn gaurantee you that if it fails, we can kiss big gambles on expensive new and original ideas goodbye.

  • March 14, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Angry English Major SEZ:

    by Larry Jay

    site=place Sight= to see Sight gag = a sight you see that's funny site gag= ?? Sorry, I know its petty. But it's the principle of the the thing, ya know?

  • March 14, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Having actually SEEN Avatar footage...

    by Gil Brooks

    ...I can say it might just blow you away. It did for me. But while the 3D was the best there is, it was more about the design and actual story that got me. That said, M vs A looks fantastic, and I can't wait to see it!

  • March 14, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Hmmm..Gil Brooks, please elaborate how you could

    by southafricanguy

    have possibly done so? I mean no offence but Its kind of hard to take big claims seriously around here, as Im sure you know

  • March 14, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    This sounds a bllast

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    So count me in for this. And cant wait to see it in 3D. Getting rather used to seeing things in 3D now, just hurry up and get all the cinemas converted now. lol

  • March 14, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Steve Carell

    by baba-lou2

    was Brick Tamblin the weatherman in Anchorman. Paul Rudd was the Geraldo Rivera type investigative reporter. Montoya. <p> the Sex Panther musta rotted yer brain not to know that

  • March 14, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Are people seriously excited for this movie?

    by elvenblade

    When I first heard the concept it sounded cool, but watching the latest trailers it looks like absolute shit. Especially compared to Kung-Fu Panda which was the best Dreamworks movie thus far. It's depressing. Avatar on the other hand is going to be fantastic. southafricanguy is right, I don't know anyone who can call themselves a geek if they can dismiss the film so outright at this early stage and with such vehemence.

  • March 14, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    elvenblade

    by Walts_Turning_InTheGrave

    You probably said the exact same thing about Kung-Fu Panda when you saw those trailers so just maybe this movie will surprise you. BTW, the answer to your question is a resounding “YES” we are really-really excited to see this movie.

  • March 14, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by Gil Brooks

    I can't, but I understand if people don't believe. No biggie. Just wanted to stick up for Avatar AND M vs A (which I haven't seen anything for, besides trailers:( )

  • March 14, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Oh fantastic

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Seth Rogen plays a stoned monster? <p> Look, the guy can be funny... but really, can he try NOT playing a character who gets high once in a while? It's called acting, not 'let's do the same role over and over.)

  • March 14, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    3D will never work until glasses aren't needed...

    by HaterofCrap

    until then its all bullshit. the same bullshit over and over.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    HaterofCrap

    by Walts_Turning_InTheGrave

    The same thing was said once about that there new fangled automobiles (rolls eyes), I bet if it were up to you we’d still be riding the horse and buggy. I don’t give a shit, see it, or don’t but don’t piss on it just because you’re an old coot who’s too blind to see the visuals that 3D brings to us.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Listen for guest voices?

    by Bjornegar

    Yeah. That's EXACTLY what you should be doing during an animated film. Because, you know, the success of these things always depends on the level of celebrity recognizability. Dumbass.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Yes on the annoyance with the AVATAR references.

    by Bjornegar

    Hopefully some of these idiots will have their eyes raped blind. Then, the rest of us can have our revenge by kicking their canes out from under them. And throwing frisbees at their seeing-eye dogs.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I used 3D glasses during sex.

    by mrfan

    HOLY CRAP! ENOUGH SAID!

  • March 14, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I wasn't bowled over by the Kung Fu Panda trailers...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...yet the movie really surprised me, so that fact that the Monsters vs. Aliens trailers have all been funny up to this point is very encouraging.

  • March 14, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Avatar Watchmen Avatar Watchmen

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Avatar Watchmen Avatar Watchmen Avatar Watchmen Avatar Watchmen Avatar Watchmen Avatar Watchmen<p>I wish there was more on this site about these two movies. I think they've been criminally neglected by both this site and its talkbackers. I look forward to the day I can open AICN and see three seperate Watchmen articles or go onto a talkback completely unrelated to Avatar and yet still see a dozen comments about The-Movie-That-Will-Fuck-Our-Eyes-In-2009.<p>Sigh.

  • March 14, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Monsters Vs. Avatar

    by critch

    I'm looking forward to Monsters Vs. Aliens. I'm not really looking forward to Avatar BECAUSE of the scriptment and stuff that has leaked out. Pocahontas+Total Recall with furries is not going to be incredible entertainment, and great effects do not make up for a bad movie. Maybe it's changed, but the more I hear about this the more I keep thinking about "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" for some reason. Since we haven't seen so much as a damn set picture, I'm guessing it might get delayed again. In any case, my bet is that it'll get outgrossed by, among others, Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator 4, Transformers 2, and Harry Potter. Seriously, James Cameron was great once, but Titanic and Dark Angel and a decade of making middling documentaries combined with the unending celebration of effects makes him sound anymore like George Lucas. And everyone hates him, right?

  • March 14, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I REFUSE to believe...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    This film is worth a shit. It just seems completely impossible based on the craptacular trailer. more likely this is a paid review.

  • March 14, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    mva alternate marketing campaign

    by paredaks

    dreamworks is running some alternate marketing with the film. centered around a conspiracy nut - got some funny posts and video up at http://www.topsecretconspiracy.com/ makes me laugh. i like that they're doing something more than just posters and trailers. i'm pretty psyched for the film.

  • March 14, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I haven't used my Clip-On 3D specs since Capt EO!

    by jsl151

    SoylentMean... There's time to order your 3D clip-ons (Polarized) I got mine 20 years or so ago. Google for Stitz Model SA-P-3 ************** SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER 2.5 weeks ago during "The New Adventures of Old Christine" the ad for MvA was <i>the movie epilog!</i> Ginormica meets her parents... and so do the monsters! ("He's a hugger!") I haven't seen that particular ad again. ********** 3DTVs are in development. Check YouTube. The Goggleless type are NOW being used in in-store displays,but unsuitable for 3D movies. You'll STILL need 3D glasses for home theatre 3D.

  • March 14, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Oops.... HERE is a source for 3D clip-ons...

    by jsl151

    3dglassesdirect.com Get the Polarized ones, not red/blue. $11.95 + shipping + tax (Harry... this is information, not a shameless plug. I do not benefit financially from this.)

  • March 15, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    GIL BROOKS

    by southafricanguy

    ok, fair enough dude. Then could you describe said seen footage in more detail perhaps? Give us all some idea of the tone, design asthetic etc...

  • March 15, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    maybe I'll check it out...

    by The Amazing G

    though I can't see it in 3D, btw does anyone else think it would be cool if they made an honest to God modern day "man in suit" giant monster movie?

  • March 15, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Bah

    by Amazing Maurice

    looks like shit. <p>srsly<p>

  • March 17, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Best Superhero Team Movie?!? Umm...Ever hear of The Incredibles

    by Sequitur

    I saw MvA and it is a fun, exciting movie...but in no way does it come to the level of a Pixar great or surpass The Incredibles as the best Superhero team movie...animated or live-action.

  • March 17, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    The Incredibles teaser is still awesome

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    With the dad trying to put on his supersuit. Awesome.

  • March 18, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think Pixar's been slipping a bit lately?

    by TheMark

    I mean, I enjoyed Wall*E and all, but didn't find it to be SOOOO AMAZING! I thought it was nice that they stuffed in some social commentary, but then hired a big fat blobby shit (I love you Jeff Garlin) to voice the big flat blobby shit on screen...I still laugh about that, actually. While I think overall, Dreamworks animation has been bad, I had a BLAST with Kung Fu Panda. I'd rather not have to be force fed sweet innocence. Having been born in the early 80s, I still remember when childrens/family entertainment didn't talk down to them...when we had writers actually speaking to us as though we had brains. Is anyone else upset with the way the world is going?

  • March 18, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Also, why do we give a shit about Avatar?

    by TheMark

    I find it highly suspect that we've not seen ANYTHING from the movie. No stills even. I know, some whiny loser'll show up any second to give me some runaround about 3D and the production process, but as a media producer myself, I know how easy it is to give out a few stills. How can you garner excitement for this if no one beyond the AICN kids knows what the fuck it even is? I brought it up recently and someone asked me why I was talking about posting my picture in a forum! It's more likely that I'll be fucking your eyeballs in 2009...since i'm already up to the C's in my eyeball stash. D-Z, be warned.

  • March 20, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Did he leave her at the altar or when she was altered?

    by Curious Jorge