Yeah right, you're thinking. The day Stephen Colbert is president is the day Reese Witherspoon is a fifty foot woman.
DreamWorks is bringing us Monsters vs Aliens, a literal title for a strong premise: shit goes monstrous crazy on earth and some pretty sweet talent gets mixed up in it. Seth Rogen and Will Arnett bring the Frat Pack flavour, with Hugh Laurie playing - ho ho - an evil doctor and Kiefer Sutherland an army general.
Unfortunately, under the shiny 3-D skin there's a nasty looking mess.
The duel directing honours go to Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek... 2). Letterman has some apologising to do for Shark Tale, frankly, and Vernon should pull his socks up after what was essentially a burp of a film.
Add to that the fact that tickets for a 3-D movie will cost more than regular cinema tickets (to cover the extra costs in production, apparently, but Titanic only cost me six quid, cheers) and this little number is already facing an uphill struggle.
The current rave for all things B in movies is cute, but by April 2009 won't we all be sick of them? When I first heard about this title I did a little jig, but I didn't realise for many minutes that it wasn't live action.
Sod 3-D. I want live-action Colbert in the White House.
Source: USA Today