Monday, 1 October 2007

Monster House

I know I'm waaay behind the times on this one, but I finally caught up with Monster House last night. The DVD had been sitting on my shelves for a very long time, looking at me, begging to be watched, but, Sunday evening, we were in the mood for something short and fun, and in it went. Wow. Let me say that again. WOW. What an amazing film, inventive, creative, imaginative, with great animation, wonderfully "drawn" characters, and dazzling camera moves that took my breathe away. And creepy too. I kept glancing at the DVD sleeve to check that it said PG. How did that happen? A house that lives. And eats. Toys. Dogs. Babysitter's boyfriends. Cops. (I know they'll all fine come the end but...) Anyways, I adored it. I just wish I'd seen it on a big screen. In 3D. No wonder director Gil Kenan is Zemeckis and Spielberg's protege. The guy's supremely talented. If I hadn't been so tired, I would have happily watched it again there and then.

1 comment:

Gerard said...

I love Monster House! It was such a surprise when I caught it in cinemas - I basically went cause I geneerally tend to dig anything "Halloweeny," kid's flicks in partic. But like you said: WOW. Inventive, hilarious and genuinely creepy with a wonderful outsider tale at heart. Loved it - great to hear you did too.