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Monsters vs. Aliens
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this option-packed Web site and companion movie traliers might be a bit loud and visually overwhelming for younger kids. But grade school and older children will find a lot of cool info about how the movie was made, as well as creative ways to bring the movie characters into everyday play.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
Parents and kids who really love this movie will find a lot of cool
stuff about how it was made and fun games that are worth playing a time or two. There are also fun dossiers to read more about the characters and a monster load of ideas on how to bring the Monsters vs. Aliens world into
their own creative play, like 3D model print-outs, cootie catchers, and
themed birthday party ideas for boys or girls. Other features, such as the iPhone apps and
Monsters vs. Aliens game available from Glu.com, are clearly for older
fans, including moms and dads.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the hype behind big studio movies like Monsters vs. Aliens. Besides the Web site and commercials on TV, where else are you seeing these characters and hearing about this movie? How can you decide for yourself whether this is a movie you want to see vs. being convinced it's a great movie just because of the hype around its release?
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