Monsters vs. Aliens
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When human-hating aliens disrupt earthbound cable-television signals, it's up to a monster-hunting superhero to take out the pesky extraterrestrials and ensure that television viewers are not deprived in this animated adaptation of the popular comic-book series. The DreamWorks Animation release is being helmed by Shrek 2 director Conrad Vernon and Shark Tale's Rob Letterman.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Monsters vs Aliens is skilfully animated and spasmodically funny, but you get the impression the film's seven (!) writers ran out of ideas two-thirds of the way through."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"As I took off my gray-lensed 3-D spectacles at the end of Monsters vs. Aliens, I felt not so much immersed as fuzzy with exhaustion."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"A typically slick effort from DreamWorks Animation..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The film has some serious problems, the first being - and yes, I feel ridiculous for even attributing this complaint to a film with the above title - a completely pat narrative that seriously lacks character development"
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Not as wonderful as Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens is the next best thing that DreamWorks Animation has produced."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"[The voice cast] really delivered funny line after funny line throughout this."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"It's an affectionate, fairly funny riff on 1950s sci-fi movies, which often featured aliens, sometimes in the form of gelatinous glop, trying to take over Earth before earthlings, usually of the military variety, save the day."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"As a child who loathed the wholesomeness of Disney and wholeheartedly embraced the madcap antics of Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Daffy Duck this film was perfect for me."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"Me quedé con hambre de más y es que siento que Dreamworks, fuera del verde Shrek, no ha encontrado la fórmula para darle verdadera batalla a Disney Pixar."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"...for kids Monsters vs. Aliens has a lot of color and action, and it's not too scary. Fair enough. As long as you're a kid."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Monsters Vs Aliens made me feel like a big kid again."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"At the altar... Susan sprouts to just under 50 feet tall, taking out the church roof and steeple in the process. Next time, raise higher the roof beam, carpenters."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"A Mad Magazine style action adventure film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Inked more by its influences than originality, "Monsters" gets exhaustive with its rapid-fire references. That said, if this works as a shiny primer to one day introduce children to classic sci-fi, satire, fantasy and anime, well, more power to it."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"A happy, family-friendly movie without a mean bone in its mutated body, even though it features a giant killer robot machine and its four-eyed alien squid master, a megalomaniac who's out to kill and/or enslave all of humanity."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
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