Ilion Animation Studios
Adam Markovitz
November 19, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Planet 51

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
Wide Release Date
11/20/09
performer
Jessica Biel, Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson, Justin Long
director
Javier Abad, Jorge Blanco
distributor
TriStar Pictures
author
Joe Stillman
genre
Kids and Family, Comedy, Animation

We gave it a B

It takes only one look at the rigid, rubbery aliens in this sci-fi spoof to know that we aren’t dealing with topflight computer animation here. But Planet 51 still delivers a few pleasant surprises, including a smart story — a reverse-E.T. riff that plops an American astronaut down in a world of just-like-us-only-green creatures — and clever characters, like a lovable NASA rover with canine programming. He’s no WALL·E, but you’d have to be an alien yourself not to smile when he starts wagging his antenna like a robot beagle. B

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