Monster House (2006)

PG   |    |  Animation, Comedy, Family


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Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.


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6 December 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
8
| Entertaining, But Not For The Real Little Ones
I guess you could label this an "edgy animated film." It's certainly wasn't made with little kids in mind. If it was, that was a mistake because this a pretty scary film in parts - much to much for the little ones.

The "edginess" isn't just the violence (a Halloween-type scary house and the comes alive and attacks people), it's most of the characters. They are typical Hollywood-young people meaning they have "attitudes." They aren't exactly sweet, lovable people, except for the one young boy "D.J." (voiced by Mitchel Musso). The dialog on the kids - two boys, the babysitter and her boyfriend - make this more of a film for teens and younger adults. The "attitude" means wise-remarks and general obnoxiousness and rebellious attitudes. The worst in that attitude category is D.J.'s friend "Chowder," the kind of guy who talks you into doing things that wind up getting YOU in trouble.

The best part of the film, besides the animation, is the unpredictability of the story. You kept wondering what was going to happen next. That made the 91 minutes go by pretty fast. It's a simple story but very entertaining despite the not-so-great-role models and, as most pictures do, has a good message and a few heartwarming scenes at the end.

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,217,226 23 July 2006

Gross USA:

$73,661,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,861,243

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