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Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

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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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Katie (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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When aliens attack, these guys got your back. See more »


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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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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

Throughout the self-destruct sequence, Computer announces time remaining as "[Explosion] in T minus [x] minutes". This is modeled on how NASA do their countdowns, but it's wrong. NASA does their countdowns as follows: "We are now at T minus [x] minutes", where T is the time for launch. See more »

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[Susan wakes up on board Gallaxhar's spaceship in a containment cell]
Gallaxhar: [enters on a personal hovercraft] You must be terrified. Waking up in a strange place, wearing strange clothes, imprisoned by a strange being floating on a strange hovering device. Strange, isn't it?
Susan Murphy: Hardly. It's not the first time.
Gallaxhar: [pause, deflated] Wow, you really get around.
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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 »

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References The Blob (1958) See more »

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Written and Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
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Pretty Innocent, And Fun To Watch
5 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pleasant surprise: a nice, feel-good film that is pretty innocent and sports the usual beautiful Dreamworks art. The artwork and colors are magnificent. I say "surprise" because it did not get great reviews. Thus, I wasn't expecting the quality film I got.

The good guys - the "monsters" are typically-likable as you see in other animated films of today. They are pretty funny, too, diverse "monsters" like "Dr. Cockroach, B.O.B and The Missing Link. They, along with "Ginormica," who does her impression of the 1950s sci-fi character, "The F-Foot Woman," are appealing and fun to watch.

I'm tempted to describe this movie as "innocent," because it's such a nice story that doesn't have all the innuendos some other animated films have, yet still will make most adults laugh in many spots because there is some good humor that kids wouldn't get. "Monsters Versus Aliens" shows one doesn't need "edginess" in every movie to have adults enjoy the kids' film, too.

Chances are you'll find this movie a lot better than you thought. Give it a shot.


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