Monster House Reviews
Monster House, a frankly horrific and full-tilt hilarious family yarn about a man-snacking mansion. It's engineered to scare your pants off, split your sides and squeeze your tear ducts into submission.
The animated feature Monster House might one day become an amusement-park ride -- it's all about synergy, you know -- but it couldn't be much more fun than in its present incarnation.
Viewers of all ages who survived the 2003 film version of the Disney ride known as The Haunted Mansion will appreciate the improvement Monster House represents in the realm of old dark houses with great big secrets.
Most viewers will see this computer-animated movie on a conventional 2D screen. That's too bad, because, given the range of motion-capture effects and camera moves, the film was made for 3D.
The storytelling skill in Monster House isn't always up to its visuals. But as a roller-coaster summer entertainment, it's a heck of a lot more fun than Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, not to mention a full hour shorter.