I’ve been looking forward to bringing my cousins to see Monsters vs Aliens since I’m still very much impressed by 3D movies but so far the movie reviews I’ve read has been giving me second thoughts. No disputes the fact that 3D animation is a cool thing but it seems that compared than what was expected the animation is a letdown as Roger Ebert put it is more of just a “distraction and annoyance” furthermore he says that, “I suppose kids will like this movie, especially those below the age of reason. Their parents may not be as amused, and if they have several children, may ask themselves how much it was worth for the kids to wear the glasses. Is there a child who would see this movie in 2-D (which has brighter colors than 3-D) and complain?”
So what I’m really torn about now is whether to even bring the kids to see the 3D version or just see it myself so I can come up with a reasonable review? In these tight days I sure wouldn’t want spend extra bucks on something the kids wouldn’t even appreciate much and I hate seeing movies repeatedly unless they’re great. So I guess that leaves me with a wait and see attitude. If the next doors neighbors kids come home talking about the 3D experience we’ll go but if they don’t even care about the effects I’ll just wait for the DVD release.