Monsters vs. Aliens: Supersonic Joyride

Rhonda October 9, 2014

Monsters-vs-Aliens-Supersonic-Joyride-DVD-CoverIf you were lucky enough to see the original Monsters Vs. Aliens animated movie a few years ago, then you are in for a treat when you check out the TV series. Some things have changed since then. There are new aliens, Insectosaurus is no longer with the team, and Ginormica/Susan Murphy can control her size. Dr. Cockroach (Chris O’Dowd), Susan (Riki Lindhome), The Link(Deidrich Bader), and B.O.B.(Eric Edelstein) are still living over at Area 50-something under the command of General W. R. Monger( Kevin Michael Richardson).

Since the invasion of Gallaxhar, some new aliens have shown up. Some evil, some cute, and some just confused. There is the evil Coverton (Jeff Bennett), whom will take any suggestion and find a way to use it to manipulate someone into working through his next nefarious plan. The adorably cute, and extremely intelligent Sqweep (Haley Tju), whose inventions are amazing but still pretty much designed by a child. A tiny pink, Asuran-like alien child. Also there is Sta’abi(Gillian Jacobs), a female alien warrior whose race is so proud that they get offended by just about anything. Sta-abi also has a pet, Vornicarn (Fred Tatasciore), and this critter loves to eat and eat.

In Monsters Vs. Aliens: Supersonic Joyride, the team is on their first season of the series, and they find new adventure, but old friends, foes, and even ex-boyfriends make life difficult for the earthly monsters. Dr. Cockroach and Coverton are always finding ways to undermine each other. Sqweep is having trouble adjusting to life on Earth, and Sta’abi is doing her best to fend off the affections of The Link. Add in General Monger’s incompetence, the President (James Patrick Stuart) even more unbelievable in competence, and B.O.B.’s infinite stupidity and you get a comedy of errors that can last all season long. Even Susan has relationship trouble with her ex as he keep trying to find ways to sneak into Area 50-something to find out if there are aliens living there, and Derek (Nolan North) ends up with a beatdown that is well deserved.

This is just the first season of the TV series, and when you add this with Monsters Vs. Aliens :Cloning Around and the Halloween special, Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, you get some fun times for the whole family for hours on end. Fix up some popcorn and sweet tea, and settle in for earthly out of this world fun with MvA!

I give this film a Musing review of ★★★★★☆