March 13, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST
Bring it on Jimbo.
March 13, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
Only 9 more months of Avatar talkback to go. Enjoy.
March 13, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST
It makes me want to altar them.
March 13, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST
we're enjoying it....really
March 13, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST
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
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 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
If not, they are right up your alley.
March 13, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST
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
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
by Dr Lizardo
March 13, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST
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
BOLT is pure generic garbage, but in 3D. I was enthralled from beginning to end!
March 13, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST
you have to crawl inside and work her clit like a punching bag.
March 13, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST
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
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
we can drive outta the fifty foot woman
March 13, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
March 13, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST
So the fuckers that keep saying how great it will be look stupid.
March 13, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
March 13, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
Steve Carell was
March 14, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
up that much?
March 14, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
until then its all bullshit. the same bullshit over and over.
March 14, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST
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
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
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
HOLY CRAP! ENOUGH SAID!
March 14, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
by Amazing Maurice
looks like shit. <p>srsly<p>
March 17, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST
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
by GibsonUSA Returns
With the dad trying to put on his supersuit. Awesome.
March 18, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST
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
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
by Curious Jorge