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Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  27 March 2009 (USA)
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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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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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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 synthesizer that President Hathaway uses to communicate with the giant robot is a Yamaha DX7. 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 »

Quotes

Derek Dietl: Wow, You really are big.
Susan Murphy: Yeah, but I'm still me. I'm still the girl you fell in love with.
Derek Dietl: Except you just destroyed the Golden Gate Bridge.
Susan Murphy: Well, it was the only way I could stop the giant robot. Did you ever thing I could do something like that.
Derek Dietl: No, Susan. I can honestly say that it had never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever occured to me.
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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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Planet Claire
Written by Henry Mancini, 'Kate Pierson', Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson
Performed by Les Deux Love Orchestra
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Good, not great (unless you see it in 3D)
5 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Monster versus Aliens is a sometimes funny and sometimes interesting, but mostly the story is dull and the plot is nearly a non-entity.

However, this movie does take 3D to a new level at times. There's really only one obvious 3D "gag" very early in the movie, but other than that, you are just in awe of seeing these animated characters truly come to life like never before.

The character that steals the show is of course BOB (voiced by Seth Rogen) He is incredibly dumb but also fantastically funny and the most interesting of all the monsters.

The main character Susan (Reese Witherspoon) has this whole back story, but really we never care about it. Much of her story is just recycled from 100 movies that have come before and very predictable.

Still, the action and the 3D are top notch and this is a movie definitely worth seeing if you can see it in the 3D form. In 2D, I only give it a very lukewarm recommendation.


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