Planet 51
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Planet 51 is a galactic-sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who 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 reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's enough of a storyline here to keep younger space cadets moderately settled."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"An uninspired computer-animated feature that may satisfy undiscriminating pipsqueaks and nearly no one else, Planet 51 is a low-IQ E.T. in reverse..."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A poorly animated, poorly conceived, utterly predictable science fiction adventure without a single shred of originality."
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
"In terms of animation, Planet 51 is out of this world. Then there's the story and the characters, which are about as dull as a dirty penny."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"While certainly diverting, its overly frantic attempts at humour, pointless homages to other films and lack of charm mean it falls some way short. It's not terrible but neither is it memorable."
‑ Lynden Barber,
"It's just an excuse for classic-cinema shout-outs and roller-coaster-like commotion."
‑ Nick Schager, Time Out New York
"Young children and adults with high pain thresholds will enjoy the movie during its brief pause on the way to your On Demand menu."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"So inane that not only is adult enjoyment unattainable, even younger audiences will be on to its lack of intelligence and novelty."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"A short-sighted assembly of sci-fi references and scatalogical humor that should nonetheless placate undemanding tots ... for ninety minutes or so."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"A charming spoof of cold-war alien paranoia, this is visually inventive and full of action, but could do with more humour."
‑ Cosmo Landesman, Sunday Times (UK)
"This has the directionless, recycled feel of a script by committee."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"The whole thing is just terrible."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
""A poorly conceived comedy spotlighting a collection of anal-centric humor that's about as appealing as baseball bat to the face.""
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Nothing really gels and Planet 51 just comes across as shrill, rushed and unfunny."
‑ James O'Ehley, fantastiqueZINE
"A thin joke becomes attenuated to breaking point."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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