Special Movie Planet 51, green humanoids with snail-like feelers and pointed ears live in a society that’s reminiscent of 1950s America. Adolescent teen Lem Kerplog works at a planetarium and has a crush on his pretty neighbor Neera (Jessica Biel).
But when a U.S. astronaut named Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) lands on the planet, all hell breaks loose. Luckily, Lem helps him hide from General Grawl (Gary Oldman) and mad scientist Professor Kipple before they can exterminate him.
Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) Special Movie Planet 51
When astronaut Chuck Baker lands his spaceship on Planet 51, he is surprised to find that the little green people on this world are living happily in a white picket fence-world that strongly resembles
1950s America. They think that Chuck is an alien monster who intends to invade them and enslave them, and when things go wrong for the military they start to believe that Chuck was responsible for it.
When Chuck befriends a teenage boy named Lem (Justin Long), he becomes an important part of his mission to return home safely, but he must stay out of the eyes of General Grawl and a
misguided academic type, Professor Kipple. The movie is an enjoyable animated adventure that features many familiar pop culture references and amusing, albeit cheesy, situations.
The movie’s humor is light enough to make it appealing for both children and adults, but the film is also quite political at times.
The military tries to capture and study Chuck, but Lem, her younger brother Eckle (Freddie Benedict) and Skiff (Seann William Scott) help him escape.
Aside from being a fun movie, Planet 51 is a good way to introduce kids and families to the concept of space travel.
Jorge Blanco (Director) Special Movie Planet 51
It also gives them a glimpse of the future of humanity, especially as the movie is based on real NASA science and technology.
Dwayne Johnson, who usually voices action and comedy roles, voiced Chuck in this family-friendly animated film. In addition to acting in the film,
he was also featured in public service announcements that encourage children to be more educated and diverse.
He was one of the most popular characters in the film and is still being featured today. His role in this movie is a great example of why it is important to be educated about science and space exploration.
When an astronaut accidentally lands his ship on Planet 51, the inhabitants think that he is an alien monster that wants to take over their planet and turn everyone into zombies. However, Chuck is
actually a very friendly and helpful astronaut who only aims to get back to his spaceship and planet Earth. Eventually, Chuck is able to convince the
green-skinned inhabitants that he is a good guy and they help him escape from their planet.
Lem (Justin Long) Special Movie Planet 51
The inhabitants of Planet 51 are a group of green extraterrestrials who live in a society that resembles 1950s American culture.
They have a sense of humor that is both light and dark, and ignorance about astronomy leads them to believe the entire universe is a single large circle.
When an Earth astronaut named Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) lands on their home planet, it is suddenly obvious that these people are completely freaked out about humans. They mistakenly
believe that Chuck is a superpowered alien invader. They believe Chuck wants to take over their planet and enslave them.
They also think Chuck is the most evil thing that has ever happened to them.
Luckily, Lem Korplog (Justin Long) – the boy who lives in their planetarium – is able to convince them that they don’t want to kill Chuck.
He also helps Chuck escape the military by hiding him from his fellow humans.
Jessica Biel (Neera)
Special Movie Planet 51 Although the film’s plot is a bit thin and it doesn’t quite live up to its promise of “fantastic” action, there are some nice moments in Planet 51 that keep the movie afloat. The relationship between
Lem and his best friend Skiff (Seann William Scott) and his pet Rover, a non-verbal probing robot that acts like a puppy, is especially touching.
The movie is rated PG by the MPAA for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor. Some of the images may be too graphic for some young viewers.
There is some good acting from the actors, and the animation is really nice. However, there are many scenes that seem to be aimed at both kids and adults. In some cases,
the characters are too old for younger children and the dialogue isn’t as believable or witty as it could be.
While Planet 51 has its flaws, it is a fun movie for the whole family to watch. It has great animation, lots of funny moments and a nice message.
The only problem is that it seems to be a little too heady and too New Age in theme at times.
General Grawl (Gary Oldman)
Special Movie Planet 51 Planet 51 tells the story of a NASA astronaut named Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) who travels to an alien world. He is surprised to find that the aliens are very 50’s-esque and that they live in a
culture very similar to our own. After discovering that the aliens are not hostile, Chuck decides to try to get back to his spaceship.
The movie is fun and has a few chuckles, but it often fails to have the humor sync up between the audience of both kids and adults. Where Pixar movies like WALL-E and Toy Story have the entire
audience laughing at the same time, Planet 51 frequently focuses on one person or group of characters at a time. This can result in the
film being too slow to entertain older kids and can be a turn off for parents.
In the beginning of the film, a military soldier named General Grawl (Gary Oldman) is seen by locals as an alien invader. He is portrayed as a dangerous man who will destroy his own people if it
Sean William Scot (Skiff)
Special Movie Planet 51 means he can capture and kill the alien. However, it turns out that Grawl is actually just misguided and a bumbler.
Despite this, Grawl manages to seize Chuck’s ship and takes it back to Base 9 on Planet 51. He is a bit overly obsessed with capturing the alien and having his brain removed. He also gets very silly
when he talks in Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and starts to think that the aliens want to mate with him, but in reality he is just trying to distract them from stealing his ship.
While most of the movie is centered on Lem, Chuck’s best friend Skiff (Sean William Scott) and Neera’s brother Eckle are also important characters. While they may not have a lot of screen time, their interactions are quite funny.
The other main character is a robot named Rover, who acts like a dog and collects rocks. He is a big fan of the “Ice Age” films and often steals the show, especially when he’s paired with the alien dog that he has befriended.
Professor Kipple (John Cleese)
Planet 51 is the newest film from Spanish animation studio Ilion, and it has an interesting premise. It’s about an astronaut who lands on a planet whose inhabitants are a bit like 1950’s American
culture. The people are filled with fear about alien invaders and they assume that the invaders will eat their brains and make them zombies.
When Chuck Baker (Dwayne Johnson) lands on this planet, they get scared of him and think he is an alien invading their home. However, Chuck meets Lem (Justin Long), who helps him escape the
military on Planet 51. He also befriends Neera (Jessica Biel), who is the love interest of Lem, and Skiff (Seann William Scott) and Eckle (Freddie Benedict), who are both his sidekicks.
Professor Kipple is a mad scientist who believes that the aliens have minds, which makes them control the planet’s population.
He’s also an expert on human anatomy and physiology. He’s the only person who can diagnose what’s wrong with Chuck and his crew.
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He uses his expertise to help Chuck get back to his space ship, and he also has the aliens’ best interests at heart. He is also very worried about
General Grawl (Gary Oldman), who’s determined to capture the astronaut by any means necessary.
The story is pretty simple and the characters are cliched, but there’s some humor here and a lot of inside jokes.
There are even some good references to “Day the Earth Stood Still” and a few parodies of Sam Jaffe’s character in that movie.
But the premise isn’t enough to keep this movie going. It squanders a lot of opportunities for sharper satire and the mild humor is a bit too adult for the kid audience.
The animation is pretty good, but it doesn’t have the same charm as some of the other computer animated movies that are out there. There are a few genuinely cute moments in this film, but they
don’t really stand out and they don’t make up for the many generic jokes that this movie throws at you. The kids in this film might be able to enjoy it, but adults won’t have much fun watching it either.