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A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

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Storyline

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young California woman named Susan Murphy and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, on a desperate order from The President, the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for sci-fi action, some crude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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27 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monsters vs. Aliens: A Monstrous IMAX 3D Experience  »

Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,345,711 (UK) (3 April 2009)

Gross:

$198,332,128 (USA) (21 August 2009)
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The San Francisco streetcar that Dr. Cockroach modifies with rocket engines is an Italian-made vintage Peter Witt streetcar in the 1928 white-and-yellow color scheme. The streetcar in the movie has number #2930 (as of release, not an assigned number) See more »

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After Derek completes his TV weather forecast, a director can be heard saying "cut". You don't "cut" a live TV broadcast: this is a film term. The correct term should be "we're out", (meaning off air) or just "out". See more »

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Dr. Cockroach Ph.D.: Poor Link. After all that tough talk, you were outmonstered by a girl. No wonder you're depressed.
The Missing Link: Hey, I'm not depressed. I'm just tired.
B.O.B.: Why are you tired? You didn't do anything.
The Missing Link: I haven't been sleeping well lately, all right? I have sleep apnes... apne... apnea. Whatever, it's not fun.
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A flying saucer floats over the "D" in the Dreamworks logo and abducts the boy sitting in it with a tractor beam. See more »

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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Let's Get It Started
Written by Will.i.am (as Will Adams), Mike Fratantuno (as Michael Fratantuno), Taboo (as Jaime Gomez), Terence Graves, George Pajon Jr. and Apl.de.Ap (as Allan Pineda)
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23 May 2009 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Just because there are monsters and aliens in this film (which are CGI) doesn't give any assurance of a good film. What happened here was that they were too dependent on the concept of monsters and aliens that they gave little attention to the story. Development was limited to 4 not-so-interesting characters and the theme was very common (friendship, teamwork, etc.). A positive theme but they can always think of another, even better, one. Other animated movies seem to do it well.

The characters I really liked only made an appearance in the first half of the movie, the other half focused on the friendship the "monsters" were starting to have. A waste of a good idea.

Maybe kids will enjoy this generic CGI film, but even my siblings (ages 6, 10, and 13) didn't like this movie. It was forgettable.


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