Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) Movie Review

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Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)

2009 | PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation, Short
30 minutes / 0h 30min

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Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Plot Synopsis:

Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are now working with the U.S. Government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of Modesto, California, right before Halloween, the team is dispatched to investigate. Everything appears normal, right down to the jack-o-lanterns peering out from every doorstep and windowsill. But when Halloween arrives, those innocent-looking carved pumpkins reveal themselves for what they really are, mutant aliens. The altered pumpkins then start to implement their fiendish plan to take over Earth. The Monsters are there to combat the mutant gourds and try to smash their wicked scheme.

Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) Review

Director Peter Ramsey‘s Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) is only a 30-minute special but well worth it. For the most part, the entire cast (Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, and Hugh Laurie to name a few) returned to film this special, and for my children and me, there was little fluff and downtown with a whole lot of fun and laughs.


Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) returns home to visit her family for Halloween and brings her team of monsters along. While visiting, however, aliens create mutated pumpkins, and the entire town is rampaged by these little monsters.

I liked this film as it makes the pumpkins be the villains. It is up to our favorite monsters to save us all.

This short film , more like an episode, is a must watch every single year for my family and I every Halloween. Kids of all ages cannot help but watch it again, and the adults like it too. The plot is fun, the pacing is excellent, and the cast makes you feel like they did not miss a beat between filming this and the feature film Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).

  • Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.03
  • IMDB: 6.5

About Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space

Title: Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
Year: 2009
Runtime: 30 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation, Short
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.51/5 stars from 2,146 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,146
MPAA Rating: PG
Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Cast Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Julie White, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, Hugh Laurie, Rich Dietl, Latifa Ouaou, Conrad Vernon, Walt Dohrn, Susan Fitzer, Ava Kelly, Andrea Montana Knoll, Peter Ramsey
Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Writers: Adam F. Goldberg, Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Director: Peter Ramsey
Production: NBC Universal Television
Language: English
Country: USA