Rated: PG

Distributed By:

Tristar Pictures

Directed by:

Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez

Starring:

Voices of Dwayne Johnson as Captain Charles T. Baker; Justin Long as Lem; Jessica Biel as Neera; Gary Oldman as General Grawl; John Cleese as Professor Kipple; Seann William Scott as Skiff

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Planet 51

Planet 51 is a world in a far away galaxy that's filled with little green aliens who are all eagerly looking forward to seeing Humaniacs III, the latest sci-fi flick about large alien invaders who plunder their world and kill all their puppies. But Lem, a teenage alien, knows the truth: There is no such thing as a space-traveling Humaniac.

Even when his comic book-loving pal Skiff rants about brain-eating aliens, Lem stands by his beliefs; that is, until a human astronaut named Chuck lands in his backyard. Now it's up to Lem to somehow convince the planet that this visitor from the great beyond isn't a terrible monster after all. 

The main character, Lem, is a good kid. He wants to be successful in his new job, but things just never seem to work in his favor. In fact, as things get more complicated and the war-hungry human General Grawl gets into the action, Lem has to put his very life on the line for the human spaceman.

Unfortunately, Planet 51 deals with some adult topics; such as how to talk to a girl and kissing. There is no bloodshed, but there is some mild violence. Many characters use bad language and call each other names. But the worst part is the quantity of potty humor. 

Overall, Planet 51 is disappointing in its attempts to be funny. The idea of a scary human from outer space is cute. But sadly this movie never gets off the ground . . . or out of the toilet.

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