Monsters vs Aliens

Factual error: Gallaxhar scans the galaxy to find the missing quantonium. The scanner zooms in on earth, showing it to be very close to the center of the galaxy. Earth is actually nowhere near the center of the galaxy; it's located much closer to the outer edge.

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Continuity mistake: It's shown in many scenes that the robot Gallaxar sends isn't particularly quick moving when it walks. But when it's chasing Ginormica around the city, even though Ginormica is sprinting away, it can catch her far more quickly than its speed would allow. It doesn't suddenly speed up - in the shots when the camera focuses on the robot again, you can still see it moving slowly.

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Factual error: The TV station in Modesto, CA had call letters starting with a W. All broadcaster call letters west of the Mississippi start with a K.

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Trivia: All the main characters are pretty much taken from other sci-fi movies. The Missing Link is meant to be The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954); B.O.B. is meant to be The Blob (1958); Ginormica is pretty much based on Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958); Dr. Cockroach is copied from The Fly (1958); and Insectosaurus is based on Mosura (1961).

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Trivia: When Dr. Cockroach turns on the machine that's meant to shrink Susan, it makes the same noise as when you turn on an Apple computer.

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Trivia: Keep watching the end credits, there are additional scenes.

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Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.: I'm not a quack. I'm a mad scientist.

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The President of the United States: Somebody think of something, and think of it fast!

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The President of the United States: Boys, set the terror level at code brown, 'cause I need to change my pants.

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Question: When Susan grew after being affected by the Quantonium meteorite, why do no other life forms, such as insects in the grass, not also grow?

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Chosen answer: Well, it's a fiction movie; some suspension of disbelief is always needed. There could be a number of explanations: for instance, lifeforms such as insects on the grass, bacteria inside them or even grass itself, being unable to absorb quantonium. It might affect only sentient beings. Or Susan might even be the first being to get in contact with the substance - this would be possible depending on the shape of the meteorite container, the exact means by which quantonium touches her body - which isn't shown... but, first and foremost, this happens because its not happening would leave the filmmakers with a plot issue to be dealt with - so, other beings don't grow simply because they don't.


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