Planet 51

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"Something strange is coming to their planet...Us!"
  • PG
  • 2009
  • 6.0  (58,428)
  • 39

Planet 51 is an animated science-fiction adventure-comedy movie released in 2009. The movie was directed by Jorge Blanco, and it features the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, and John Cleese. The story takes place on a far-off planet, an alternate version of 1950s America. The inhabitants of the planet are humanoid, green-colored aliens who live in a world that's a perfect replica of the suburban United States of the late ’50s. The inhabitants of Planet 51 are living a peaceful and carefree life, enjoying all the luxuries of a modern society. Their world is filled with cars, robots, and other advanced technology. Life is good, and people are happy until one day they receive an unexpected visitor- a human astronaut named Chuck Baker.

Chuck (Dwayne Johnson), the astronaut, is the star of the movie. He is very excited to be the first person to land on this alien planet. He is all ready to explore this new world when he is faced with the reality that he is, in fact, an invader or a monster in the eyes of the Planet 51 inhabitants. The tables have turned, and now Chuck is the alien in a strange world.

As soon as the Planet 51 residents spot the human astronaut, they are terrified and begin to conceal themselves. Lem, a young alien teenager who works in a planetarium, hides Chuck from his fellow residents. Lem (voiced by Justin Long), who is a typical teenager, and his best friend Skiff (Seann William Scott) are fascinated by the human astronaut and want to learn more about him. They help Chuck evade capture, and as their bond grows stronger, Chuck begins to see the aliens as his friends instead of his enemies.

Throughout the movie, Chuck and his friends embark on a quest to take him back to his spacecraft so that he can return home to Earth. Chuck and his group face several challenges, including running into Grawl (Gary Oldman), the paranoid military leader, and the evil Professor Kipple (John Cleese), who wants to know the science behind how Chuck reached their planet. Meanwhile, Chuck and his new friends are also dealing with the reckless path they have chosen and accept the consequences of the risks they have taken.

Planet 51 boasts bright and colorful graphics with creative and unique aliens. Their vehicles, robots, and buildings resemble those of the 1950s, giving a nod to the B-movie culture in America. The movie's environments offer an amazing visual experience, and the characters are lovable and relatable. The voice actors' skills are also commendable, and they suit their characters very well.

The movie also has a few good messages embedded within, primarily centered on acceptance and friendship. It teaches that it is essential to establish relationships and understanding with those who are different from oneself, and we should judge them based on their actions and not by their race, ethnicity, or appearance. Additionally, the movie is knowledgeable because it is based on a classic human fear- fear of the unknown- and it is presented from the perspective of the aliens.

In conclusion, Planet 51 is a fun-filled and captivating movie that is suitable for families with children. The film is visually stunning and has a smart storyline that is enjoyable and entertaining to watch. The movie's charming characters and memorable moments make it a must-watch for anyone who loves animated movies and science fiction. Overall, Planet 51 is an excellent reminder that sometimes, the smallest and simplest of things can unite us with the people and beings around us.

Planet 51 is a 2009 animated movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 39.

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