Planet 51

Something strange is coming to their planet...Us!


Planet 51
In this animated spoof of the E.T. story, our hero is an American astronaut who lands on Planet 51 (a reference to Area 51 and the Roswell UFO incident), intending to claim it for America. Much to his surprise, the planet is already inhabited by curious green people-like creatures, who naturally speak perfect English. He ropes in a young boy to help him return to his spaceship, but they run out of time as the army draws closer, determined to deal with the alien threat.

88 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Kids.
Smile! You
Smile! You're on candid camera!

Credits

Cast
Voices of Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, Seann William Scott, John Cleese
Director
Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martinez
ScreenplayJoe Stillman
MusicJames Seymour Brett
EditingAlex Rodriguez
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byIlion Animation, HandMade Films, Antena 3 Films

Official Site | IMDB page | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Small | Medium | Large | Scroll down for embedded trailer

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimated
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, mild and comic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThe lack of plot or characterisation leaves it floating around in space
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote icon'n Treurige animasieprent met n flou draai boek
5
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconNot exactly out of this world
10
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconA strikingly mild effort
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAlthough not bowling me over, Planet 51 is a jolly and good-looking animated feature in glorious 2-D.
13
eye Weekly
Eleni Deacon quote iconWith its algae-coloured aliens, arrogant yet gold-hearted astronaut and precocious mechanical puppy, Planet 51’s formula makes it feel suspiciously like some hybrid adventure starring Shrek, Buzz Lightyear and Wall-E.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAn okay diversion, but really isn't the best example of an Earth-made, computer-animated comedy for some alien civilization to pick up while scouring the heavens for sign of intelligent life somewhere else in their universe.
8
Metacritic.com
21 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
97 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPlanet 51 squanders an interesting premise with an overly familiar storyline, stock characters, and humor that alternates between curious and potentially offensive.
5

What the People say

Internet
3395 Netizens quote iconWe all liked this film
12

Average .. 43%

9

Trailer






Xax International logo
 Xax International
 2020
 All rights reserved.