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Monsters vs. Aliens

The inhabitants of the Earth are in grave danger from an outer space visitor who announces his intention to annihilate everyone. Yet when the President looks for an army to combat the threat, he is surprised by the suggestion he use a group of strange creatures that have been collected over the years and held in a detention facility. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so it is decided the battle will be Monsters vs. Aliens. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 95
Theater Release: 28 Mar 2009
Video Release: 29 Sep 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

If Earth were visited by extraterrestrials, how do you think they would respond to the kind of welcome the aliens receive in this movie? Why do most movies portray space visitors as being invaders?

In this film, how does the general public feel about monsters? How does our society often respond to individuals who appear to be different than the general norm?

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