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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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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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monster | giant | alien | outer space | wedding | 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 film has a localized version in Australia where the News Reporter is not voiced by Ed Healms but instead voiced by David Koch, a co presenter of morning show "Sunrise" seen on Channel 7 throughout Australia. See more »

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When Gallaxhar's computer is showing the location of the earth, it shows the Milky Way, and zooms near the center; actually, the solar system is a lot farther from the center, nearing the edge. See more »

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Susan Murphy: I can't believe it! Soon I'll be back in Derek's arms... or... he'll be in mine.
The Missing Link: Ahh I can't wait for spring break back at Cocoa Beach just... freakin' everybody out.
B.O.B.: And I'll go back to my lab and finally finish my experiments.
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D.: No no, that's me, B.O.B.
B.O.B.: Then I'll be a really giant lady.
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D.: That's Susan, B.O.B.
B.O.B.: Fine. Then I'll go back to Modesto and be with Derek.
The Missing Link: Yeah, that's still Susan B.O.B.
B.O.B.: I think I at least deserve a chance to be with Derek!
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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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boring and disappointing
6 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Went and saw Monsters vs Aliens on Friday. It was a cute movie, but very disappointing overall.

We were very excited to go as (1) it's in 3D and (2) we were babysitting one of our friend's cool little brother who was pumped to go to the movies.

About halfway through he got so bored that he started playing Mario Kart on a borrowed DS. I kid you not.

That was the biggest issue. It was just a boring movie overall. The fight scenes don't last nearly as long and weren't as frequent as the previews suggest. In fact, there are only two main fight scenes and neither manages to make the movie worth while.

The whole movie revolves around Susan (the woman who grows into a giant after getting hit by a meteor) and her issues rather than around the much more fun idea of monsters fighting aliens. Susan's tale is one that has been told a million times over with the exact same conclusions

  • yet they dragged it on and committed the movie to it.




The positives: There are lots of fun old sci-fi references. When the President first tries to make contact with the aliens, I couldn't stop laughing. It was classic. Also, when other reviews say Seth Rogan is the highlight of the movie, they aren't kidding - well, his character, Bob, is anyway. His performance is brilliant and brings the most laughs, though the other voice acting is quite excellent as well just unfortunately falls flat on humor.

It's really too bad Susan was even in the movie. Taking her out of it would have given the script much more alien vs monster goodness to play with rather than focusing on her boring dilemma that we all knew exact plot and ending for.

The cool concepts of monsters and aliens couldn't liven this old story.

Overall, I'd say don't go see it in theaters. Even the 3D is lack luster. I would have been much happier just renting it and watching it at home during a dull afternoon.

I badly wanted to love this movie but I came away with a bored 12 year old boy and crappy giant black nerd 3D glasses rather than the cool paper red and blue ones.


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