Apart from minor indiscretions in junior high, we’re a decent bunch. So we wonder if we did something terrible in a past life that is coming back to haunt us as movie tie-in Monsters vs Aliens.
Sit through dire cutscenes and a hodge-podge of character-specific challenges appear. There are three types of leaden platforming where you use ‘special’ powers; city-destroying stages where skyscrapers tinkle to the ground like broken crockery; and slightly less wearisome puzzle levels. Occasional stylus-based tasks feel superficial, and the graphics are far removed from the snazzy animation of the movie. Amazingly, this costs full-price. For that you could see the movie and buy a ton of snacks.
Apr 20, 2009