This past Monday, Z. had a bonus day off from school (teacher in-service) so, for a special treat, we walked to the mall and caught Monsters vs Aliens. For the most part, this was standard Dreamworks fare: visually fun, with decent celebrity voices, and entertaining (if not deep enough) plot, and not quite as good as Pixar. However, I have to admit, our heroine Ginormica is pretty awesome. It's the standard girl-power storyline, nothing overly deep, but they do a good job of it, and it's much better than any Disney Princess stuff. That alone gives it an edge.