Monsters vs. Aliens

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"When aliens attack, monsters fight back."
  • PG
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.4  (176,867)
  • 56

Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation. The film is directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon, and features the voice talents of Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, and Will Arnett. The story takes place in a world where a toxic meteorite crashes to Earth and turns Susan Murphy, a young woman, into a giant monster. She is soon captured by the government and taken to a secret facility where she meets other monsters: Dr. Cockroach, a mad scientist who has been transformed into a bug; The Missing Link, a prehistoric fish-ape hybrid; B.O.B., a gelatinous substance with no brain and only one eye; and Insectosaurus, a gigantic insect.

As Susan tries to adjust to her new life as a monster, she is introduced to the President of the United States, who informs her that an alien spacecraft has landed on Earth. The aliens are led by Gallaxhar, who has come to Earth to retrieve the missing element, quantonium, which was inside the meteorite that turned Susan into a monster. With quantonium, Gallaxhar can power his ultimate weapon and destroy the Earth.

When the President's attempts to negotiate with Gallaxhar fail, the monsters are enlisted to fight the aliens and save the world. With the help of General W.R. Monger, the monsters are trained in combat and sent into battle.

Monsters vs. Aliens is a hilarious and action-packed adventure that combines elements of science fiction and comedy. The film features fantastic animation, with bright colors and detailed designs that bring the monsters and aliens to life. The voice cast is also outstanding, with Reese Witherspoon delivering a standout performance as Susan, the reluctant hero who becomes a monster.

Rainn Wilson is equally entertaining as the villainous Gallaxhar, while Stephen Colbert steals the show as the President, delivering lines that are both funny and timely. Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, and Will Arnett also bring their A-game to their respective roles, creating a cast of characters that are both memorable and lovable.

One of the film's greatest strengths is its ability to appeal to both children and adults. Children will love the colorful monsters and fast-paced action, while adults will appreciate the witty humor and clever pop culture references. The film is full of nods to classic science fiction films and television shows, as well as contemporary pop culture phenomena.

The film also has a positive message about accepting differences and embracing one's true self. Susan struggles with her identity after she becomes a monster, but ultimately learns to accept her new form and use her powers to save the world. The other monsters also learn to embrace their unique qualities and work together to defeat the aliens.

Overall, Monsters vs. Aliens is a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable film that will delight audiences of all ages. With its fantastic animation, witty humor, and positive message, it is a film that will be remembered for years to come.

Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 56.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    6.4  (176,867)
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