Planet 51

  • U
  • Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martinez (2009)
  • Sp / UK
  • 86 min
Planet 51
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Chisel-jawed astronaut Chuck Baker (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) lands on what he thinks is an uninhabited planet, only to find it populated by little green men, in this fun animated adventure from director Jorge Blanco and Shrek co-writer Joe Stillman. What's more, this alien world bears a striking resemblance to 1950s America and its attendant fashions, fears and morals. With the help of some well-meaning alien teens, fish-out-of-water Chuck has to find his way back to his spaceship before it returns to Earth without him. The laughs come thick and fast in a sprightly kid-pleaser full of slapstick set-pieces and memorable characters, while more grown-up viewers will find themselves grinning at pastiches of the Cold War paranoia of bygone sci-fi movies, and good-natured digs at the era's emerging protest movement.

Plot Summary

Animated fantasy adventure featuring the voice of Dwayne Johnson. Fearless astronaut Captain "Chuck" Baker lands on what he thinks is an uninhabited planet only to find little green men in surroundings that bear an eerie resemblance to 1950s America.

Cast and crew

Cast

Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker
Dwayne Johnson
Skiff
Seann William Scott
Neera
Jessica Biel
Lem
Justin Long
General Grawl
Gary Oldman
Professor Kipple
John Cleese
Eckle
Freddie Benedict
Glar
Alan Marriott

Crew

Director
Jorge Blanco
Director
Javier Abad
Director
Marcos Martinez

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 4 Dec 2009
Certificate U
Distributor:
Entertainment in Video Ltd
Categories
Drama

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