Friday, August 04, 2006

Monster House Great Story

I don't have time to do a full review here as we are in the last weekend of the Writing Program. However, I do want to give a thumbs up to Columbia Pictures' Monster House. It's a very clever story. Really clever.

(I offer it as a beginner's textbook to those who thought that Lady in the Water was a good story. More on this later...)

My only question watching it was whether it is too creepy for the kids for whom animated films about Halloween should be the main audience. I think it would be fine for ten year olds and up. I would be wary of littler kids going - NOTE TO AL: I think it would be too much for Little John.

But it is a good piece of work. Again, a good story. Nothing extra. Great execution.

2 comments:

Alan said...

The execution of the characters was what got me. The subtle expressions captured in cartoon characters had me chuckling reqularly.

I agree on the ten year old line - not as creepy as the latest Pirates of the Carribean but quite tense.

Rich Kirkpatrick said...

I was surprised the story was good and that I would enjoy a kids film...of course my family liked it. (My kids are 8 and 12).

Thanks for your reviews, by the way. I read more often than I comment.