I must admit that at the moment that I am writing this column, funny things are running through my head. Like what makes studios think that if they cast a bunch of big name actors as the voices of characters in an animated movie, they'll automatically get audiences to flock to it? Oh... because that's the formula these days. Give me a beeping WALL-E instead of some animated version of a hot chick any day. Then again, this isn't just ANY day. This is Battle of the Animated Babes Day.
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS
was banking a lot on Witherspoon's popularity in voicing Ginormica but in the end, the movie didn't make as much money as the fast cars that came the week after. And that was with
the added delight of Seth Rogen playing a goofy ball of goo. Oh, wait, perhaps because that's what he always plays. In any case, Reese sounds and looks like a peach.
Starring as a voice in one of the only animated movies that has my serious adult side of the brain jumping up and down in anticipation, Jennifer Connelly has to rely on her oral abilities in 9
instead of letting the audience debate over missing the busty-licious version of JenCon during her barely legal Muppet maze traipsing days. I hear David Bowie and it makes me think about screwing JenCon the Polanski way.
Evan Rachel Wood
I had to include the lovely Evan Rachel Wood in the animated babe battle just because she's doing the voice for some alien thing that we need to feel emotional empathy for in BATTLE FOR TERRA.
Sure, originally this movie was supposed to be released two years ago, before people decided that it should be trumped up in 3-D so that the box office results are all that more disappointing, but that does nothing to detract from the beauty that is Evan. Well, unless she gets back together with Marilyn Manson. Which may or may not be happening this week, it's hard to keep up with those crazy kids.
Who's your favorite Animated Hottie?