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Planet 51 (2009)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 November 2009 (USA)
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An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him.

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Lem (voice)
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Skiff (voice)
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Eckle (voice)
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Glar (voice)
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Soldier Vernkot (voice)
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Storyline

Lem is just an average teenager working on getting the girl and furthering his career at the local planetarium - except that he's an alien. At least to U.S. astronaut Captain Charles T. Baker who lands on Lem's planet hoping for a quick flag plant and a hasty return to earth and his millions of screaming fans. But on this alien planet the media has tagged spacemen as brain-eating, zombie-creating monsters, causing Baker to run for his life and into Lem's house. Now it's up to the green native to get the clumsy astronaut back to his spaceship before military dictator General Grawl and mad scientist Professor Kipple manage to exterminate the Earthly visitor. Written by The Massie Twins

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Right stuff. Wrong planet. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planeta 51  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,286,129 (USA) (20 November 2009)

Gross:

$42,194,060 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Trivia

In the Brazilian dubbing of the movie, there is a brief reference to the Rio 2016 Olympics. When they first meet at the planetarium, Chuck tells Lem about his plans when arriving their planet. In the Brazilian dubbing, Chuck says he was planning on thrusting the American flag on the planet's soil, playing some golf and coming back to Earth on time for the Rio 2016 Olympics, because golf would be one of the selected sports. The movie was released in Brazil shortly after the announcement that the 2016 Olypics would happen in Rio de Janeiro. See more »

Goofs

As astronaut Chuck Baker gets tangled up in a planet mobile in the planetarium, his air hose becomes dislodged and his oxygen becomes depleted. Upon realizing the planet has breathable air, he removes his helmet, and the air hose is now reconnected to his suit. It is then again disconnected in the following shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
girl: I've never gone parking before. I'm really not that kind of a girl.
boy: Well, I'm not the kind of a guy who would go with *that* kind of girl.
girl: Why that's so sweet - I think.
boy: There's nothing to be scared of.
[as alien craft rears up in front of them]
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References Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »

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Macarena
Performed by Los del Río
Licensed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Written by Antonio Romero (as Antonio Romero Monge) / Rafael Ruiz (as Rafael Ruiz Perdigones)
© 1993 Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A (SGAE) BMG Music Publishing Spain S.A (SGAE) and Nuevas Ediciones,
S.A (SGAE)
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A cute family film..
11 April 2010 | by (BangaLore) – See all my reviews

American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker 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, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck! This film is made from the alien perspective. They are like the 50's Earth, they have the hippie guy, the youngsters who are open to new ideas that aliens are friendly. Frankly, I liked the film even though it wasn't epic or adventurous enough. This is a film made for the kids have a great time & I know they'll enjoy this. The thing I didn't like was that the love story between Neera & Lem seemed to be forced. Planet 51 is the hometown & Chuck the human astronaut is the alien in this film. It was funny at times & I think every youngster can relate to something in the film & the old timers can get a kick out of the 50's feeling.

I liked how it rained rocks & how the evil doctor laughed. Everything about the storyline is about the 50's. Even they have The Humaniacs horror film that is considered scary for their generation. The premise of the plot is great, they could have made it better. The voice actors Dwayne Johnson (Chuck), Justin Long (Lem) & Neera (Jessica Biel) all did a good job. You'll enjoy this if you watch this with some kids.

7/10


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