Affable animated comedy-adventure in which a trio of kindly
monsters (voices of Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie and Will Arnett)
led by a once-ordinary woman (voice of Reese Witherspoon) who
became a giant after being struck by a meteor, are released
from government captivity in the custody of a gung-ho general
(voice of Keifer Sutherland) and commissioned by the
president (voice of Stephen Colbert) to combat an evil alien
(voice of Rainn Wilson) whose schemes threaten humanity.
Co-directors Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon create a lavish
3-D homage to 1950s-era sci-fi B-movies that also celebrates
friendship, teamwork and the heroic potential of everyday
people. Also shown in Imax.
Watch out for: Moderate action violence and a bit of vaguely
sexual and slightly crude humor. Rated: USCCB: A-II; MPAA: PG