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Monsters vs Aliens [2009] (1 disc)

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Director:Conrad Vernon
Rob Letterman
Writer:Glenn Berger
Jonathan Aibel
Maya Forbes
Rob Letterman
Wallace Wolodarsky
Composer:Henry Jackman
Length:94 minutes
(1 hour 34 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Kids
  • CG
  • Action
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Family
  • Drama
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: Very funny and zany.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Conrad Vernon => Director
Rob Letterman => Director / Writer / Secret Service Man #1 / Lieutenant (voice)
Glenn Berger => Writer
Jonathan Aibel => Writer
Maya Forbes => Writer
Wallace Wolodarsky => Writer
Henry Jackman => Composer
Amy Poehler => Computer (voice)
Chris Miller => Army Commander Jones (voice) / Advisor Cole
Ed Helms => News Reporter (voice)
Hugh Laurie => Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Jeffrey Tambor => Carl Murphy (voice)
John Krasinski => Cuthbert (voice)
Julie White => Wendy Murphy (voice)
Kiefer Sutherland => General W.R. Monger (voice)
Mike Mitchell => Advisor Wedgie (voice)
Paul Rudd => Derek Dietl (voice)
Rainn Wilson => Gallaxhar (voice)
Reese Witherspoon => Ginormica (voice) / Susan Murphy
Renée Zellweger => Katie (voice)
Rich Dietl => Advisor Smith (as Rich B. Dietl) (voice) / Commander
Sean Bishop => Advisor Ortega (voice) / Helicopter Pilot / Private Bullhorn
Seth Rogen => B.O.B. (voice)
Stephen Colbert => President Hathaway (voice)
Stephen Kearin => Technician Ben (voice)
Will Arnett => The Missing Link (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Wilhelm scream: During the fight with the "Gallaxhar" clones. The scream was originally done in the 1950s by Sheb Wooley, who sings "Flying Purple People Eater," (1958) used in the closing credits.
  • While the President bears a slight resemblance to Stephen Colbert, the character's look had been finalized some time before Colbert had even been cast for the part.
  • When the government agents arrive at the church to investigate the crash site when the camera pans to the back of their van when the door closes you can see a camera crew visible in the reflection of the door.
  • After Susan saves B.O.B., Link, and Dr. Cockroach from being crushed on Gallaxhar's ship, Dr. Cockroach says "By Hawking's chair." This is a reference to Stephen Hawking, renown academic who is bound to a motorized wheelchair due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS.
  • The two technicians who first discover the incoming meteor call the control center and issue a "Code Nimoy" alert, an homage to Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock.