I meant to see Monster House in 3D.
We drove all the way to Broward to see it in the one theater in South Florida that had it in 3 D.
We bought the tickets, and then it turned out that not all the showings were in 3D, and we’d have to wait almost an hour for the next showing that was, and to top it off, there would be a birthday party during that showing.
So we saw it in your typical 2D.
But it turns out the 3D wouldn’t have really helped the story out anyway…
Then again I might have liked the movie more if there wasn’t a big guy snoring in front of me. No, seriously, there was a big guy snoring in the seat right in front of me. His poor wife kept hitting him and he would stir briefly and move his head and go right on snoring. Sweet. As a big guy that snores, I felt for the guy. And I definitely felt for the lady who had to have been embarrassed. But it was annoying to have to hear that for a lot of the movie.
Anyway, this movie seemed like it had it all, but I was at least slightly disappointed by much of it. The animation, the story, the characters…the whole shebang. Too bad. Don’t get me wrong, director Gil Kenan did a decent job, and some of the visuals are pretty cool. And the cast was pretty good, especially Steve Buscemi, and Jon Heder, though he was barely in it. Unfortunately none of it stood out to me. But the story itself was the weakest link for me. It just was a little too much.
I’m sure plenty of people like Monster House, and that’s great.
Over all, it just didn’t work for me.