Planet 51

2009, Comedy/Adventure, 1h 31m

110 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Planet 51 squanders an interesting premise with an overly familiar storyline, stock characters, and humor that alternates between curious and potentially offensive. Read critic reviews

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When astronaut Capt. Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51, he thinks he is the first life form to set foot there. He gets the surprise of his life when he learns that it is inhabited by little green people who live in an idyllic version of 1950s America -- complete with a universal fear of alien invasion.

Cast & Crew

Jessica Biel
Neera
Voice
Gary Oldman
Gen. Grawl
Voice
John Cleese
Professor Kipple
Voice
Javier Abad
Co-Director
Joe Stillman
Screenwriter
Peter D. Graves
Executive Producer
Michael Ryan
Executive Producer
Jose A. Rodriguez Diaz
Executive Producer
Javier Perez Dolset
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Albie Hecht
Executive Producer
Patrick Meehan
Executive Producer
Mercedes Gamero
Executive Producer
Mercedes Rey
Executive Producer
Stephen Margolis
Executive Producer
Ricardo García Arrojo
Executive Producer
Albert Martinez Martin
Executive Producer
James Brett
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Audience Reviews for Planet 51

  • Nov 11, 2018
    The film has a fun concept but the overall story is lacking and the voice cast is somewhat subdued. The twist on the 50s paranoia was an inspired choice and the fun is spotting all the pulp culture references, this is probably why I enjoyed this film more than the typical audience. The biggest flaw is the short running time and characters that don't connect as well as you would like. The turnaround to create this film is probably why it feels so shallow, it was half the production of a standard animated film. In a competitive market a film like Planet 51 fails to impress and when Dawyne Johnson is tamed right down, you begin to realise this film was a massive missed opportunity. Good for the kids and something you can sink your teeth into but not a great film. 08/11/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2015
    The Rock has landed in the animated family comedy Planet 51. When astronaut Chuck Baker visits a mysterious planet he discovers that it's populated and has a civilization that's not unlike his own. Featuring the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson, Justin Long, Seann William Scott, and Jessica Biel, the cast is pretty good. However, the comedy is rather broad; with a lot of cheap jokes and slapstick. Also, the animation style is pretty generic and a little rough in some spots. Still, there's a bit of charm and cleverness to the '50s sci-fi motif. For a kid's film Planet 51 isn't that bad, but older audiences won't find much here for them.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2012
    Gorgeous animation but it doesn't quite make the leap to fantastic.
    Sean S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2011
    The whole storyline is something everyone will know they have seen before. Some jokes were funny, others were embarassing and it treads too much into E.T territory Resultingly, Planet 51 isn't good family entertainment. The animation is pretty good but the characters are either cardboard cut out or borrowed from other better films.
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