Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Animated adventure

Reese Witherspoon: Susan Murphy a young woman about to be married
Paul Rudd: her fiancé Derek Dietl, a TV weatherman
Kiefer Sutherland: General W.R. Monger
Seth Rogen: B.O.B., a blue gelatinous blob
Hugh Laurie: Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D., a mad scientist
Will Arnett: the Missing Link, a 20,000-year-old fish-ape hybrid
Rainn Wilson: Gallaxhar, an evil alien overlord
Stephen Colbert: the President of the United States

The five-year-olds in the audience seemed to be enjoying the non-stop action but the rest of us were waiting for the fun part: it never came. It is not unreasonable to expect some levity in an animated cartoon movie, especially the double-entendre-type of jokes intended for the adults. But no such luck.

The only creature with any sort of personality is a blue blob and it offers the only chuckle in the movie. So disappointing; how sad.

for sci-fi action, some crude humor and mild language.

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