Sound On Sight Radio #108 – Monsters vs. Aliens

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Monsters and aliens have been a staple of science fiction and horror films since the birth of cinema, bursting out of the chests and feasting on the innards of countless big screen victims. Which is why it makes perfect sense to include them in a children’s movie, provided you want your kids to grow up setting fire to churches and making furniture out of prostitute parts. Referencing countless cinematic creatures, Dreamworks’ Monsters Vs. Aliens tells the story of Susan, a young woman who grows to impossible size after a meteor collision, and must save the planet from an alien despot. Tonight, Sound on Sight takes a look at this computer animated blockbuster, as well as The Blob and The Thing, two of our favourite alien/monster hybrid films.

  1. Michael Sullivan says

    The Thing is the shit. What the fuck? Best Sci-fi/horror film.

  2. Brian says

    The Mist is what a horror film should be. It is dark, tense scary and full of gore. Frank Darabont has fashioned a tense motion picture that really more about paranoia, religious fanaticism, and the price of hopelessness than it is about monsters. But the creatures are present and accounted for and they look great.Someone has finally succeeded where John Carpenter failed with The Fog. I hope you guys do get to do review of the film on the show. I would love to hear you guys debate this film.

  3. missus_k says

    al kratina is a magical dreamboat.

    oh, and the mist sucked.

  4. Ricky says

    Alright. I guess we will have to do a special on The Mist so I can defend my views. When I watch a movie I take it for what it is. I don’t watch a film like The Mist and expect a Cronenberg film. I agree it is silly but I had a lot of fun with it and sometimes I like going to the movies to just have a good time. I understand why people don’t like it but I personally am a sucker for creature features. Anyhow one day we will review this on the show. Thanks for the feedback.

  5. Tim says

    Thank you Al! The MIST was a complete mess. Rick, Simon you guys are Darrabont fanboys. Badly directed, badly edited, worst special effects I’ve ever seen in a Hollywood film. The tentacled monster trying to break into the supermarket near the beginning of the film looks like it was drawn directly on to the celluloid.

    1. Al says

      Thank YOU, Tim, for confirming that I’m not insane. I had no idea people actually liked the Mist until Rick and Simon stared me down last night. I wonder what they think of Boondock Saints?

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