• Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

Monsters vs. Aliens

Release Date: March 27th, 2009

DVD Release Date: September 29th, 2009

PG |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

When a meteor full of space gunk transforms Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) into a giant, the government renames her Ginormica and confines her to a secret compound with other monsters, like bug-headed Dr. Cockroach (Hugh Laurie). When an extraterrestrial robot lands on Earth and begins a rampage, Gen. W.R. Monger persuades the president to send Ginormica and her fellow monsters to battle the machine and save the planet.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Paul Rudd, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert

Director: Rob Letterman , Conrad Vernon

Genres: Science fiction , Animated , Adventure , Children , Comedy

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Endearing, Underdog, 2000s, Amusing, Doctor, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Full disclosure: I saw Monsters vs. Aliens in 2-D. No dorky plastic glasses, no alien ooze flying at my head. More full disclosure: I liked it. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    There is a nice mix of action with tender moments -- especially among the misfit monsters show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The biggest battle in Monsters vs. Aliens is banality vs. originality, and banality carries the day. show more

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