'Monsters' A Real Scream

Big box office sales don’t always mean high quality, and according to critics, when Monsters vs. Aliens opens nationwide this weekend, we’ll see that disparity firsthand. While it features the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Stephen Colbert, and Paul Rudd, Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert says it’s gimmicky imagery masks a lack of plot. “I suppose kids will like this movie, especially those below the age of reason,” he writes. “Their parents may not be as amused, and if they have several children, may ask themselves how much it was worth for the kids to wear the glasses.”