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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
... B.O.B. (voice)
... Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
... The Missing Link (voice)
... General W.R. Monger (voice)
... Gallaxhar (voice)
... President Hathaway (voice)
... Derek Dietl (voice)
... Wendy Murphy (voice)
... Carl Murphy (voice)
... Computer (voice)
... News Reporter (voice)
... Katie (voice)
... Cuthbert (voice)
Sean Bishop ... Private Bullhorn / Helicopter Pilot / Advisor Ortega (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, monsters fight 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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Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monsters vs. Aliens: A Monstrous IMAX 3D Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,321,095, 29 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$198,351,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$381,509,870
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Trivia

This movie is set in Modesto, California, the birthplace of George Lucas. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gallaxhar: Are you crazy? You could have killed me!
Susan Murphy: Then we understand each other. Now open the doors and let my friends go.
Gallaxhar: Or what? Did you really think you could take me?
Computer: Quantonium has been diverted to the bridge. Escape pod is now ready.
Gallaxhar: Like I said before, you should have stopped me when you possessed the quantonium. Have fun exploding!
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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 Shakespeare in Love (1998) See more »

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Written by John Williams
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A little underwhelming, but still good fun.
6 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Okay, I'll admit I'm not big on CG movies as I always find 2D animation much more convincing and involving but I had a good time with this (along with a some relatives) and it's a pretty cool movie. However, I kinda felt a little underwhelmed; the story is good, but there's just wasn't enough substance along with the characters and action. I just felt it needed more. But it's a treat to see all the nods to '50s classic era of films that Monsters Vs Aliens pays homage to along with some good messages about being true to yourself and looking beyond one's appearance in order to know someone. Seeing the film with 3D glasses was a cool idea but in my view, 2D will suffice but still, it's good family entertainment for an afternoon. Hopefully the next film will have more ooomph, more "Monstrosity".


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