Answering Questions Asked Through Google XXXVI

Again I thought that, hey, it’s been 4 months since I last saw a question in my blog stats. Goodbye, AQATG! I’ll just have another look before I post the official “this feature doesn’t exist anymore” thingummy.

And there it was. Incospicuously. All in small letters. Even without a question mark. But it was there…

“who is katie in monsters vs aliens”?

Katie (Renee Zellweger’s character) is the young woman who makes out with her boyfriend in the car when the aliens land on earth. [For more info see my review here.]

And right after that, there was ANOTHER ONE!

“how was the doctor’s wife portrayed in b[lindness?]”

Well, I’m guessing here that we’re talking about blindness and either about the book or the movie.

My personal opinion of the doctor’s wife? Courageous, loyal, strong, admirable, practical. She’s a caretaker, with all the positive and the negative things that come from that.

Need more info? Read the book. Watch the movie.

AND ANOTHER ONE! The next question I’m really not qualified to answer. But the format is especially interesting, so I’ll post it anyway:

“ did edward hopper influence cont[emporary art?]”

[Might I suggest wikipedia?]

I don’t know if it pays to keep this feature up… Maybe you want to chime in [plus, I’ve never used the poll feature before, so…]?

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Monsters vs Aliens is the newest Dreamworks Animation movie, directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon and with the voices of  Reese Whitherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Renée Zellweger.
Unfortunately I had to choose between seeing it in English or in 3D and I went for the 3D.

On her wedding day, Susan (Reese Whiterspoon) gets hit by a meteor and suddenly starts growing until she’s as tall as a small scyscraper. The government intervenes and Susan gets taken to a secret facility where she lives with some other monsters – B.O.B., a kind of sentient (though not much sentient) jelly (Seth Rogen), Dr. Cockroach, a crazy scientist who turned himself into a man-sized cockroach (Hugh Laurie), The Missing Link, a creature between fish and man (Will Arnett) and Insectosaurus, an oversized caterpillar (and when I say oversized, I mean as big as a scyscraper).
Anyway, when a giant alien robot lands on the earth, it’s the monsters who are called upon for help.

I really liked Monsters vs Aliens. It was full to the brim with references for geeks (starting with dialogue like “CODE NIMOY! CODE NIMOY!” to “Once again, a UFO has landed in America, the only country UFOs ever seem to land in.” and referencing movies from The Day the Earth Stood Still to Close Encounters of the Third Kind). Plus, it’s probably the most feminist kids’ movie in a while. The story was a bit old though, but at least that insured that it worked.
The 3D was really good, but I thought that they could have made more “gags” – things really coming out of the screen etc.  [Yeah, I’m a sucker for the cheap thrills.]


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