Saturday, November 8, 2008

Monsters vs. Aliens

For the longest time, I have looked down my nose toward DreamWorks's 3-D animated movies as compared to Pixar. Pixar had directors and writers who focused on character (John Lasseter, Brad Bird) while DreamWorks seemed to focus on buying big name voice talent and topical humor (Shark Tale, Shrek, Bee Movie).

Could this be changing? Sure, Madagascar 2 just came out, but I just saw the trailer for Monsters and Aliens and it looks good. It looks more like Pixar's The Incredibles than anything they've done in the past. And if you're going for voice talent, you can't top Rainn Wilson and Stephen Colbert. I am especially looking forward to Hugh Laurie as Dr. Cockroach, but I'll have to wait for March 2009.

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