Dwayne Johnson & Justin Long in Planet 51
Dwayne Johnson & Justin Long
How might a teenager protect himself from that dreaded fate described in legions of sci-fi movies -- the probe? If you weren't thinking "champagne cork," you were way off, according to the sci-fi kids cartoon "Planet 51."
A genial but generic riff on sci-fi movie history, "Planet" has barely enough slapstick to keep the kids interested.
Children won't get the many sci-fi movie references -- or the cork gag -- and adults probably won't find them that funny.
But there's an adorable
The big joke here -- given away in the movie's trailers -- is that an alien has "invaded" a provincial and paranoid suburban town. And the alien is us, a
His first thought -- "Kennedy's gonna freak" when Mission Control hears about "sea monkeys dancin' to the oldies." But the "sea monkeys," conditioned by years of "It Came From Outer Space" horror movies, are the ones who freak.
This first offering from Spanish animation start-up
"Planet 51" Movie Trailer
Planet 51 is a galactic sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles Chuck Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking hes 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
MPAA rating: PG (for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor).
Running time: 1:27.
Cast: The voices of
Credits: Directed by
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