Planet 51


Planet 51

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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.



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Planet 51 is a galactic-sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum.

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Dwayne Johnson
as Chuck Baker
Gary Oldman
as General Grawl
John Cleese
as Professor Kipple

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Audience Reviews for Planet 51

Its ok but there are a lot better animated movies out there. The star part is the alien type dog thing.

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

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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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Directors Cat

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Aside from some impressive animation and a few chuckles here and there...a mostly forgettable film. For some reason the fact that the "aliens" looked like gummi sea monkeys, really bothered me. The animation was so good they could have really been more creative with them. But I did love the (Giger inspired) ALIEN "dog".

Robert C
Robert C

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A pretty generic film. My daughter loved it as soon as she saw Dwayne Johnson was in it lol. Not much to this film in the long run.

John Manard
John Manard

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