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Movie Review: The Monster House

December 27, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

One confusion at the beginning as well as at the end of the movie was… which age group does this appeal to. Guess itz everyone!!!!

The Monster House

The start was awesome with a cute little baby… cycling down the pavement singing merrily and lo’ the bad guy, Mr. Nebbercracker enters! Then, the focus moves to DJ who is always upto spying on this creep-looking house opposite his own. This is where Nebbercracker stays… and somehow he seems to have a hatred for people venturing on his lawns. To add to his demoniac character, people went around saying loads of bad things about him. Really scary huh?? More importantly, for DJ, disappearance of toys that landed on his lawns was the worst thing…. and he kept recording all the lost items. Neither are his parents interested in his mission nor his freaky, witch-like baby-sitter. Ganged up wth his frend, Chowder – the foolish one, he finds yet another ally in his unknown vision and that is a gurl Jennie. Together, the trio venture into the house with the idea of finishing over the haunting nature of the house.

Then starts the adventure… with the return of Nebbercracker from the “dead”, the house behaving weirdly on its own, the fone rings…. and finally Constance. Wud stop at that… so as to not spoil the fun! The animation has been good…. very stylized, with the right degree of exaggeration to fit it. But, more important than the technology was the story….. and the interesting way in which the on-screen images served the story.

What initially appears to be a straightforward haunted house tale morphs into a haunting tale about love, retribution and acceptance. Overall, I’d rate the movie very good, mostly on the strength of the story. Kids are usually easy to please, and they’ll probably find the movie excellent. However, this movie targets adults’ memories of childhood, effectively drawing adults into enjoying it like the kids in the audience and hence the apopeal for everyone. By the way, there are a few additional scenes after the credits begin. Don’t run out right away. Stick around at least until the credits roll over.

  1. ??
    December 28, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    yeah d best part was surely d cute lil baby girl in the strting nd in the end…lalala!!

  2. December 28, 2006 at 11:19 pm

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