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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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Gallaxhar (voice)
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Derek Dietl (voice)
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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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Plot Keywords:

monster | giant | alien | outer space | wedding | See more »

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Alien Problem? Monster Solution. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

The license plate of the yellow cars Susan uses as a roller skate reads "XQZMEEEE" or "excuse me," which she later says as she is skating through traffic on her way to the Golden Gate Bridge. See more »

Goofs

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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B.O.B.: My, would you look at the size of that...
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D.: Foot!
[Cockroach and Link jump out of the way, as the robot steps on B.O.B]
B.O.B.: [from the sole of the robot's foot, as it's walking] I got him you guys! I got...
[robot takes a step]
B.O.B.: Don't worry, I won't let go! I'm wearing him do...
[robot takes a step]
B.O.B.: Please tell me he's slowing down!
[robot takes a step]
B.O.B.: Please tell me he's slowing down!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, there is an additional scene in the War Room where the President prepares a latte for General Monger and pushes the wrong big red button. After hastily saying something about a contingency plan, he sticks his head seemingly out of the screen to address the audience: "Who wants to freeze my head?" See more »


Soundtracks

Tell Him
Written by Bert Berns
Performed by The Exciters
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
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A little underwhelming, but still good fun.
6 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'll admit I'm not big on CG movies as I always find 2D animation much more convincing and involving but I had a good time with this (along with a some relatives) and it's a pretty cool movie. However, I kinda felt a little underwhelmed; the story is good, but there's just wasn't enough substance along with the characters and action. I just felt it needed more. But it's a treat to see all the nods to '50s classic era of films that Monsters Vs Aliens pays homage to along with some good messages about being true to yourself and looking beyond one's appearance in order to know someone. Seeing the film with 3D glasses was a cool idea but in my view, 2D will suffice but still, it's good family entertainment for an afternoon. Hopefully the next film will have more ooomph, more "Monstrosity".


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