Monster House review

Monsterhouse DVD

Monsterhouse DVD

I bought monster house a while ago. I was an impulse buy in the supermarket and when I started watching it I thought for the first few moments that it was really aimed at kids and I wasted my money. However luckily I was completely wrong 🙂

Monster house is a DVD by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg according to the box.  The version I watched has the following details:

  • Voices: English/Dutch/Hebrew
  • Subtitles: English/Dutch/Hebrew
  • PAL
  • Dolby 5.1
  • Playtime 86 minutes
  • Extras: Documentaries/Trailers/Photo gallery
  • Type: Animation
  • Rated 6/horror
  • Price tag: I believe 8 or 12 Euros

The story is about a grumpy old man living in a haunted house. A boy at the other side of the street observed the house for a while and tries to convince other people that the house does actually live. Obviously nobody believes him, odd isn’t it? Anyway with the help of a friend and a girl, they just met, they are going to investigate the house and unravel its mystery, which I won’t reveal here.

The film is a 3D animation created using mocap which has resulted in amazingly realistic animations. The way the characters move is very lifelike even though the characters themselves are caricatures. The animation is quite polished. There is a lot of humor in the movie.  The horror aspect should of course be taken with a grain of salt, at least for adults.

if you like 3D animated movies then this is certainly one I can recommend.

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