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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
B.O.B. (voice)
Gallaxhar (voice)
Derek Dietl (voice)
Wendy Murphy (voice)
Carl Murphy (voice)
Computer (voice)
News Reporter (voice)
Katie (voice)
Cuthbert (voice)
Sean Bishop ...


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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$59,321,095 (USA) (27 March 2009)


$198,332,128 (USA) (21 August 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The monsters shown in the movie are all references to original monsters in movies. Ginormica is a reference to "Attack of The 50ft Woman" (1958), BOB is a reference to "The Blob" (1958), The Missing Link is a reference to "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954), and finally Dr. Cockroach Ph.D is a reference to "The Fly" (1958). See more »


When Susan tumbles out of her prison bed (just after arriving), the scene appears normal because there are no visual cues that she is a giantess falling from a giant bed where it's a long way to the floor. She should in fact seem to float down in slow motion. See more »


Dr. Cockroach Ph.D.: Gentlemen, I'm afraid we're not making a very good first impression.
The Missing Link: Well, at least I'm talking. First new monster in years, and we couldn't get, like, a wolfman or a mummy? You know, someone I can play cards with.
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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 »


Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Written by John Williams
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User Reviews

Cute and often very funny
13 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After a rather slow beginning in which a girl gets proposed to, the movie picks up when she gets turned into a giant on her wedding day and from that on the film is frenetically comic. Like most Dreamworks cartoons, this one can feel like it's trying too hard (Dreamworks has a Looney-Tunes-on-speed approach that can be a little exhausting), but at its best the movie is wildly funny.

The story and characters are admittedly generic, but pleasantly so. But there is a certain annoying laziness to the plotting. The death of one character is treated as sad even though the audience is given no reason to care, and the female empowerment angle is a bit on the silly side. The plot is at a kid's movie level, even though the humor is funniest enough for this adult.

Not a great cartoon, but a very enjoyable one.

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