First off, this is the first movie I will be watching this year.
A little over a month before the new year kicks in and I see my first movie this year just now. When I go over the reasons why, I would say I just forget that a movie I was dying to see was being screened because of “other things” that I have to do. Eventually, the screening time is over and I’m done doing my “other things”. Irritating, if you ask me.
Getting on with the movie: There is the concept of a Guardian who takes care of and protects the interests of children, specifically, what it is to be a child. There are four Guardians namely, Santa Claus (also called North in the movie), The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, and Sandman. Respectively, they are the Guardians of: Wonder, Memories, Hope, and Dreams.
It’s distressing when an animated series that has endeared itself to me is now down to its final act. After the release of Shrek the Third back in 2007, reports claimed that the Shrek series will run for seven installments. I wished DreamWorks didn’t bring my hopes up in the first place so I wouldn’t feel woeful now. The Shrek series was a great addition to the animated movie genre. It has the things that I look for in a comically twisted animation: A pseudo-medieval setting, retro ballads for a soundtrack, satire, spoofs, slapstick comedy, rudeness, and disgust. What other animated flick has these elements?
At long last, Shrek is now crossing to the latest in the movie experience—3D. In Shrek Forever After, our hero is cursed by making a pact with the naughty Rumpelstiltskin. The world of Far Far Away is now turned upside down. This is just what I need to relieve my stress—another parody of classic fairytales.
Aside from Shrek the ogre, one of my all-time favorite character from the movie franchise is Puss in Boots. So when the trailer came out, I instantly skipped to the parts with Puss. Look below…
You may be thinking, “Something’s wrong with Puss…”
This was the tag line for the first movie I’ve watched on the big screen for almost five months: Monster’s Vs. Aliens. I was compelled to see it on the silver screen with much nagging from television-released trailers and promos. I found the blue gooey guy on the trailers quite interesting–and I was right!
The gooey guy, named B.O.B., an acronym for Bicarbonate Ostylezene Benzonate (voiced by Seth Rogen), was my favorite monster among the lot. He was originally a genetically-altered tomato, injected with a serum of some kind. He has no brain, but has one eye. How he perceives what he sees without the aid of a brain, I can’t figure out. He eats anything and you could see his body digesting food material through his blue transparent body. Nonetheless, he provides a fun stereotype to the monster gang.