Becky and I took the kids to see Monster House on Saturday morning at the AMC Theater in Highlands Ranch. The Fandango movie website at Monster House describes the movie as follows:
“No adults believe three youths’ assertion that a neighboring residence is a living creature that means them harm. With Halloween approaching, the trio must find a way to destroy the structure before innocent trick-or-treaters meet ghastly ends.”
Monster House is a pretty spooky film for kids and a for it being a cartoon. Our little girl Bianca said that it should have been released around Halloween and I would have to agree. It’s a great story and has plenty of laughs and adult humor while being a bit scary for the kids. It definitely lives up to its name for sure.
Monster House is a story that is about the creepy house on the block that kids don’t want to venture near, much less into, with the mean guy who wants kids to stay off of his lawn. It reminded me of the 1980’s movie “The Burbs”, with Tom Hanks, only for kids. The characters in this cartoon are hilarious and the animation is so good that you would swear that you’re watching a movie with real actors.
It’s rated PG, but is probably not a good film for really little kids that are sure to be scared. Our five-year old Bianca was a bit scared at times, but the boys loved it. It’s a very fun kids film that is different than most of the films you’ll see.
The only thing that we didn’t like was the lead character saying “Oh my God” instead of “Oh my goodness” or “Oh my gosh”, like most cartoons, since so many Christians and Jews don’t believe in taking God’s name in vain. Other than that it was definitely Worth The Trip.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
The Kids Review
Corban – **** Don’t Miss It
Bianca – *** Worth The Trip
Conroy – **** Don’t Miss It
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