Monsters vs. Aliens

An animated funhouse that delivers on its title and ups its scary-comic impact if you see it in 3-D. Alien dust turns Susan (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) into 50-foot Ginormica on her wedding day. She joins other monsters — Seth Rogen's one-eyed blob is my fave — to fight an alien army led by Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson). WALL-E had more charm, more soul, more everything. But there's enough merry mischief here to satisfy, even if you're way past puberty.

From The Archives Issue 395: May 12, 1983