Four New Retro Character Posters for Monsters vs Aliens
by Alex Billington
January 25, 2009
We were just sent over four new retro character posters for DreamWorks Animation's upcoming Monsters vs Aliens animated feature. I'm sure I don't need to explain that these are designed to look like classic movie posters. While the story is new, the film is an animated throwback to those kind of classic movies. DreamWorks' concept for this was to combine the classic monster movies with classic alien movies, and thus we now have Monsters vs Aliens. So check out these four new posters below and don't forget to pick up your 3-D glasses to see the 3-D trailer during the Super Bowl next weekend.
Providing their voices for the film are Hugh Laurie as Dr. Cockroach, Reese Witherspoon as Ginormica, Will Arnett as The Missing Link, Rainn Wilson as Gallaxhar, and Seth Rogen as B.O.B. (not pictured).
Monsters vs Aliens is directed by DreamWorks filmmakers Rob Letterman (of Shark Tale previously) and Conrad Vernon (of Shrek 2 previously). Oddly, DreamWorks never revealed who the writers were, which makes me a bit worried that this was a studio-wide collaboration. Paramount will debut Monsters vs Aliens in both IMAX 3D and regular theaters on March 27th, 2009 next year. See everyone in theaters!
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Fuelbot on Jan 25, 2009
these kinda suck alot
Allen Sharpe on Jan 25, 2009
This looks like garbage I wouldn't even show to my 6 yr old, much less watch myself. I'm sick of the same generic animated films coming out each and every year. And why is Seth Rogen in everything nowadays? I like the guy, I think he's funny. But I don't want to see him in 4 movies a year. Space it out man! Exercise some restraint, pick and choose your roles. Don't just jump at everything! Give us 2 a year that are as funny as Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin and Superbad, and I'll be a happy camper. Anyway, back to animation... Not looking forward to this, but I am looking forward to 9. If you haven't heard of it I suggest you check it out, it looks great! Definitely something different in the world of animated films. Not completely original, but different from the craptastic Wall-E or all of those other crappy Pixar/Dreamworks animated films.
Jon on Jan 25, 2009
I actually want to see this. I love the idea of an animated movie that starts out like an alien movie and the trailer really grabbed my attention. These posters aren't great, though.
Timothy on Jan 25, 2009
These aren't very retro.
Crapola on Jan 25, 2009
Boring posters to say the least, but I am very interested in seeing this film after seeing a 20 minute sneak peak of it.
Atomic Popcorn on Jan 26, 2009
Not too retro, but at least the movie looks kinda fun. It's just that it's... Dreamworks.
bRINGER on Jan 26, 2009
Al on Jan 26, 2009
I see what yoy guys are saying. These look really slapped together. They're not very retro for being retro. It's a weird middle ground. Still stoked for the movie though.
IK! on Jan 26, 2009
Ryan on Jan 27, 2009
It suppouse to be a movie for kids, I don't think that very retro posters will attract them, I also know that the parents are who take the child to see the movie but even in that way the posters suppouse to be attractive for kids, if they were very retro they won't work to that section of the audience. They must be very colorful, with big pictures, eye-catching characters, and also simple, not hard to understand for a young boy or girl... Business are business. For adult retro posters visit: http://elyacare.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/grindhouse_b.jpg http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/posters/grindhouse/grindhouse2_large.gif xP
Shua on Jan 28, 2009
Damn! Typing error... And twice!! XDDD SUPPOSE.
Shua on Jan 28, 2009
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