Mar 11 2008First 'Monsters vs. Aliens' Shot in ULTIMATE 3-D


DreamWorks has passed along some new information about upcoming kiddie-style B-movie, Monster Aliens, including the above shot of a giant gaunt woman and some monsters, a cast list, and the bitter threat of even higher ticket prices.

Reese Witherspoon as Susan Murphy, a modern-day California girl who has the bad luck to be hit by a meteor on her wedding day and grows to be 49 feet, 11½ inches tall (a wink at 1958's The Attack of the 50-Foot Woman). Captured by the military, she's renamed Ginormica.

Joining her giantess to fend off Rainn Wilson's evil alien Gallaxhar are Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie), the jellylike B.O.B. (Seth Rogen) and the half-ape, half-fish Missing Link (Will Arnett). Kiefer Sutherland speaks for Gen. W.R. Monger (get it?), and Stephen Colbert is the president.

Good to hear Rogen could find time from being in every other comedy to join this, and that they were able to nail several quirky television actors popular with hip, young demographics--hearing the voices of House and Dwight Schrute should distract me from the mediocre attempt at one-upping Pixar--but what's the deal with the higher ticket prices?

Monsters tickets will cost more... but Katzenberg believes audiences will pay for "a premium experience."

"This isn't our father's 3-D," says the studio's animation chief, Jeffrey Katzenberg. Though it still relies on funny glasses, "the digital projection puts a perfect image on the screen. There is no ghosting, no eye strain or nausea."

To avoid confusion, since computer animation is already called 3-D, he calls it "the Ultimate 3-D."

Oh, well, if it's Ultimate 3-D, that's another story. I didn't want to pay $20 a ticket for my stodgy old dad's 3-D, but I'll gladly pay any price for something with "ultimate" in the title. I just hope the "premium experience" still includes children screaming at the three-dimensional monsters bursting out of the scream at them.

'Monsters vs. Aliens' is the ultimate [USA Today]

Reader Comments

Wait so this is Monsters vs Aliens? That's a bit confused sounding to me. If I were to draw a venn diagram I'd put the set of all aliens inside the set of monsters. I guess one could argue E.T. isn't a monster but he can fly, come back to life, and he eats our f'ing reese's pieces. Plus look at E.T., monster.

Wait, Stephen Colbert isn't the president?

So Stephen Colbert will get to be The President after all. That's kinda cool...

Um... Will Arnett was G.O.B. Bluth on Arrested Development, not Dwight Schrute. Although interestingly enough, Rainn Wilson did audition for the part of G.O.B. but was ultimately rejected

Rainn Wilson is also in the movie as the villain, as mentioned at the beginning of that paragraph.

And maybe Hugh Laurie will use his natural, British accent (play up the professor stereotype) instead of his House voice.

#4, um where do you get the impression that he said Rainn Wilson was G.O.B.?

WHY in God's name does Dreamworks feel the need to use big name stars for their voice talent? Are there no voice over actors left out there - does every animated film have to have a named star in their ranks? Did "Sinbad" get a few more box office dollars because that great voice talent Brad Pitt lend his golden throat? The Rolling Stones wrote a song about this kinda of b.s - it was called "Star F-cker"...

The post mentioned Will Arnett was voice acting in the movie, then it later said that "hearing the voices of House and Dwight Schrute" So he probably thought our geekology writer believed Will Arnett played Dwight Schrute

Fuck dis dream working crap! When ah sleeps ah likes to fuck the ladies in my head, not be unloading dishes in de IHOP kitchens!

ineed to the movie plz send movie

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