Rated: PG

Distributed By:

Dreamworks Animation

Directed by:

Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon

Starring:

Voices of Reese Witherspoon as Susan Murphy/Ginormica; Seth Rogen as B.O.B.; Hugh Laurie as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D; Will Arnett as The Missing Link; Kiefer Sutherland as General W.R. Monger; Rainn Wilson as Gallaxhar; Stephen Colbert as President Hathaway

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Monsters vs. Aliens

To say that Susan Murphy's wedding day includes some unexpected events would be the understatement of the year. After being hit by a meteorite and expanding to an enormous 49-feet-11-inches tall, Susan gets nabbed by government officials and slapped with the not-so-nice moniker Ginormica.

Adding to the wedding day blues, Susan is put in a special prison where she meets the other inmates: the brilliant, insect-headed Dr. Cockroach; a macho half-ape, half-fish creature named Missing Link; the indestructible blue blob B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub Insectosaurus.

The members of Susan's ragtag crew are more misunderstood misfits than "monsters." And although the government has locked them away in order to "protect the public," these outcasts willingly step forward as mankind's champions to repel Gallaxhar's alien invasion.

Monsters vs. Aliens focuses a lot on solid lessons about friendship and self-sacrifice. But as has often been the case with DreamWorks' other animated efforts (Madagascar, Shrek, etc.), this movie includes potty humor, inappropriate sight gags and a smattering of naughty language — all of which could easily have been avoided.

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