The same sort of smug and elitist humor of Dekker's Night of the Creeps, but while it feels smarmy in that film, it's permissible here due to it feeling more aimed at children, and having the kids as the main characters. Black's screenplay packs so many great scenes, memorable lines, action set-pieces, and memorable characters into a scant runtime of 82 minutes. Probably the best of all kiddie-horror films.
A very fun and entertaining movie that comes across as the bastard child of The Goonies, The Lost Boys and Fright Night. The difference from those movies lies is in the quite splintered tone a plotting of TMS. The movie stumbles more than once in finding its footing. Still the casting and acting is mostly spot on and the fx, score and production design is great. A really fun nostalgia trip, but not a great one.
Imagine Shane Black, the screenwriting god behind "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," penned a kids movie - in which said kids go up against a bevy of classic movie monsters - with the same kind of rapid-fire quips and memorable character beats of his more famous action movie work. Well, you don't need to imagine it, it exists, and hopefully that explains why "Monster Squad" has been an absolute favorite of mine since childhood.
Una de las películas más entretenidas que he visto en mucho tiempo gracias a unos personajes apenas esbozados pero entrañables, un guión con un sentido de la progresión increíble y un agudo sentido del humor. Geniales los chistes acerca del hombre lobo. Tom Noonan llega realmente a conmover en su caracterización de la criatura del Dr. Frankenstein.
Fred Dekker (director of Night Of The Creeps) made this homage to Our Gang and the Universal monsters. It is such an 80's time capsule it almost feels too perfect to actually have been released during 1987. One of those rare cases where this was my favorite movie during my childhood and it still is my favorite movie as an adult. Rudy is the coolest character ever: "I'm in the goddamn club aren't I?"
It's like an actual child wrote this script; and I'm not saying that's a bad thing. With the exception of Dracula (whose traditional get-up will always be flamboyant and lame looking), the monsters in this are put together really well. The Mummy unraveling into nothing was awesome. An overall fun movie.
J.J. Abrams falló en otorgarle a Super 8 lo que a The Monster Squad le sobra, que es un cierto elemento de ingenuidad. Eso y que el elemento (melo)dramático en Squad está mejor dosificado. Comparaciones aparte, creo que el tema de los monstruos clásicos tienen un atractivo casi instantáneo, allí Fred Dekker y Shane Black la pegaron del techo. Aunque sea por motivos de nostalgia, esta va altamente recomendada.