New Monsters vs. Aliens Trailer Gives More Detail

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monsters vs aliens New Monsters vs. Aliens Trailer Gives More DetailDreamWorks has released another fun-filled trailer for their 3D animated comedy, Monsters vs. Aliens. This second trailer reveals more of the story as well as more of the 1950s style monsters they’ve chosen to include in the film.

The story revolves around California girl Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde), who is hit by a meteorite from outer space and grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. A secret part of the military swoops in to capture her and she’s introduced to other “monsters” the military has been rounding up over the years.

When a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth, the unlikely group of misfits are brought in under desperate order from the President (Stephen Colbert, TV’s The Colbert Report). With the guidance of General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland, TV’s 24), this crew of monsters are called to combat against the aliens and save the world from imminent doom.

The animated feature also includes: The Missing Link (Will Arnett, TV’s Arrested Development), Dr. Cockroach Ph.D (Hugh Laurie, TV’s House), B.O.B. (Seth Rogan, Knocked-Up), and alien leader Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson, TV’s The Office).

Monster vs. Aliens is directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) is produced by Lisa Stewart (I Think I Love My Wife) and co-produced by Jill Hopper and Latifa Ouaou. One thing that’s very odd about this film is that there is no mention of who the writers are – anywhere. Not on any of the movie database sites, official sites for Dreamworks or the film itself, or even in press releases for the movie. More than likely, the film is a studio-wide project with many members contributing to it. This potentially portends a disconnected project, but what they’ve put together looks pretty good so far.

From the first trailer, nothing seemed too out of the ordinary but this latest clip looks like an attempt to set a new bar for animated action. Along with 50-foot-woman Susan come action sequences on a massive scale. From what must have been a huge array of scattered ideas, DreamWorks has whittled this down to a handful of characters that look to provide a (hopefully) fun film.


Monster vs. Aliens arrives March 27, 2009.


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  1. So her wedding garter is less stretchy than her dress? How does that pop off but her dress grows to match her size? And “boobies?”


    Yeah, yeah… nit picking, I know.

    I think “Bob” will be the best thing in the movie.


  2. Good call Vic – I’m not impressed when they make comedic scenes out of not-very-well-thought-out plans.

    And Bob will totally be the fan favourite, especially among kids. I also have a spot in my heart for the Giant bug thing and his crazy eyes, lol.

    Good post!

  3. Bob got it with me, when he said the jello gave him a fake phone number!

  4. I suppose I could buy the dress getting bigger than the garter if the explanation is that the dress was exposed to the same cosmic forces that her body was and grew with her, and she put the garter on afterwards.

    But I definitely agree with Vic on the “Boobies” remark. This sounds like Katzenberg getting involved in the production again, always pushing his studio’s projects to be “edgier” and on the border of inappropriateness (Check out the documentary “the Pixar Story” to see how his notes on “Toy Story” nearly pushed the film into disaster. Woody was initially described as the most repellent animated character because of Katzenberg’s notes to make him ‘edgy’).

    This really sounds like a great concept, on the level of ‘The Incredibles’ coolness. There may even be the potential for some genuine subversive and intelligent commentary here, in the right hands, but given Dreamworks hit or miss track record, and general timidness in approaching anything that might reflect a little deeper thought, means that there won’t likely be much beyond the obvious here, and according to at least one other source, there’s reason to be concerned that pop culture reference jokes may be the crutch this film leans on for humor.

    It may turn out to be pure fun, but I’ve been spoiled a bit in my expectations of what animated films have the potential for by Pixar. I may be biased, but not without reason.

  5. Will they ever stop making these generic seen one seen um all cgi cartoons?

    I so don’t get adults paying to see these films?

  6. Almost forgot,,,

    BAHH HUMBUG!!! ;-)

  7. 790,

    Because some of them are, genuinely as good and thoughtful as live action films that adults have been going to see for time out of mind?

  8. Yeah its all part of Dreamworks two for one marketing plan.
    They get the kids and the adults…

    “Time out of mind”,
    one of my favorite Steely Dan songs btw! Its perfection and grace,,, :-)

  9. Sorry, I don’t follow.

    Were you referring only to Dreamworks CGI films or CGI animated films in general with your original comment?