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At Theaters: 3/27/2009 On Video: 9/29/2009
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 34 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529945
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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A ragtag group of Monsters are confined to a government compound. But when an alien lands on Earth and starts to cause problems, the President is persuaded to ask the group of Monsters to fight the Alien and save the world.
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Animated - This is an animated action-adventure with appeal for all ages. There are some intense action sequences, but on the whole it should be safe for most young children. Due to the strong central heroine, the film has equal appeal to female viewers.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Reese Witherspoon (Voice of Ginormica)
Seth Rogen (Vocie of B.O.B.)
Hugh Laurie (Voice of Dr. Cockroach)
Will Arnett (Voice of The Missing Link)
Rainn Wilson (Voice of Galaxhar)
Stephen Colbert (Voice of The President)
Kiefer Sutherland (Voice of General W.R. Monger)
Paul Rudd (Voice of Derek Dietl)
Director: Rob Letterman SHARK TALE
Director: Conrad Vernon SHREK 2
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Production Notes Heading
In A Galaxy Very Much Like Our Own
Calling All Monsters
Federal Government, Armed Forces
A Strange New World
Coming At You...In Tru 3D
As Our Heroes Walk Into A Three Dimensional Sunset
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Numerous fights between monsters and aliens without blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Hits with tranquilizer darts.
ACTION: Fights, chases, destruction.
COMEDY: Wisecracks and banter; physical gags.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average The 3D is distracting but, in this case, that's a good thing, because it livens things up. But it also indicates that had Monsters vs. Aliens been a good movie, it would have worked better in 2D. Katzenberg said he wanted to make 3D an integral part of the movie-going experience, but with Monsters vs. Aliens, he has provided one of the most gimmicky 3D movies since the resurgence of the format.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average I suppose kids will like this movie, especially those below the age of reason. Their parents may not be as amused, and if they have several children, may ask themselves how much it was worth for the kids to wear the glasses. Is there a child who would see this movie in 2-D (which has brighter colors than 3-D) and complain?

USA Today Full Review
Good Dazzling colors, winning characters and energetic visual effects all work in concert, with the 3-D animation serving to intensify the experience. While the message of personal empowerment is familiar, witty dialogue enhances the lively story. With its mix of sweetness and light satire, Monsters vs. Aliens is a playful fantasy augmented by spirited action and a delightfully cheeky attitude.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 155 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
80
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M/F)
8
High
93%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
26
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
31
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 155 moviegoers: GREAT REVIEWS FROM ALL AGES! Virtually everyone loved "Monsters VS. Aliens." Over half of all groups rated it "Excellent" or "Fantastic." That's outstanding considering this is a kids movie. It obviously has something for adults as well. Highly Recommended!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. The military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of Monsters: the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. In a moment of desperation, the President is persuaded to enlist the motley crew of Monsters to combat the Alien Robot and save the world from imminent destruction.
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