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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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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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The Weird Will Save The World. 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  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,813,838 (Russia) (22 March 2009)

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$198,351,526 (USA)
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Trivia

The screen on the machine, that Dr. Cockroach uses to try to get Susan back to normal size, shows the two pictures of Susan in 8-bit form, which was the style used a lot in arcade games. See more »

Goofs

The hair on Link's chest disappeared in one scene and then reappeared later on. See more »

Quotes

Susan Murphy: Oh, thank goodness. A real person. You are a real person, right? Not one of those half person, half machine, whatever you call those things?
General W.R. Monger: A cyborg?
Susan Murphy: Oh, no! You're a cyborg!
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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 Mothra (1961) See more »

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Purple People Eater
Written and Performed by Sheb Wooley
Courtesy of Channel Music Co., a division of Dotson-Wooley Entertainment Group Int'l
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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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