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!
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At 17:10, Sparks, the first alien Tom and Jake encounter while on top of the roof, tells them "Hello, humans. We come from upstairs." This line was probably intended as a joke, where the word "upstairs" is mistakenly used to mean "space". It is also the likely source of the working title "They Came From Upstairs". See more »
When Tom gets thrown out of the attic window by Ricky, he is wearing white socks that clearly are above his ankles, however, when he lands on the ground from the telegraph/power pole after firing the "mind control plug" into the head alien, he is wearing "no-show" socks. His left foot appears to be sporting no sock, whilst his right shows a "sub-ankle" white sock. See more »
Entertaining family movie, don't be swayed by the negative comments and rating
Don't be mislead by the overall rating, we found this movie very entertaining when in needed of some light entertainment for the evening!
Yes the story is run of the mill seen before stuff but it was well put together and flowed well enough, it certainly took me back to my childhood and the weekly trip to the video shop with my dad to rent a family film for the night, and can only imagine it would be great for kids (unfortunately ours is not old enough yet to appreciate anything other than tellytubies).
I definitely put it up with all the good old 80's classics like goonies, back to the future etc, as a no brains good old adventure... can also recommend spiderwick chronicles as a similar fantasy adventure film!
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