PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
To promote the 3-D technology that was used in this movie, DreamWorks ran a 3-D trailer before halftime in the U.S. broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009. Due to the limitations of current television technology, ColorCode 3-D glasses were distributed at SoBe stands at major national grocers. The Monsters, except Susan and Insectosaurus, also appeared in a 3-D SoBe commercial airing after the trailer.
Hey, Jerry, you might wanna check this one out. Palomar just picked it up. Looks like some type of UFO, and it's heading this way.
Technician Jerry: How many times do I have to tell you this? UFOs don't exist. And we're never gonna see...
Technician Ben: Wow, it's energy signature is ...
When Gallaxhar's computer is showing the location of the earth, it shows the Milky Way, and zooms near the center; actually, the solar system is a lot farther from the center, nearing the edge.
During the closing credits, there is an additional scene in the War Room where the President prepares a latte for General Monger and pushes the wrong big red button. After hastily saying something about a contingency plan, he sticks his head seemingly out of the screen to address the audience: "Who wants to freeze my head?"
The film has a localized version in Australia where the News Reporter is not voiced by Ed Helms but instead by David Koch, a co-presenter of the morning show Sunrise (2000) seen on Channel 7 Australia-wide.
$59,321,095 29 March 2009