Planet 51 (2009)
Thursday 18th February 2010
John Cleese and Gary Oldman head the voice cast of Planet 51, the hilarious CGI animated adventure comedy that tells the story of an alien invasion with a difference... it's the humans that invade the aliens! The film will be released by Entertainment In Video on rental and retail DVD and Blu-ray on 29th March 2009.
In addition to Cleese (Shrek 2 and 3; A Fish Called Wanda) and Oldman (Harry Potter; A Christmas Carol), Planet 51 also stars Dwayne Johnson (The Game Plan; The Scorpion King), Jessica Biel (I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry; The Illusionist), Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks; He's Just Not That Into You), Seann William Scott (Ice Age 1 and 2; American Pie 1 and 2).
Sixteen-year-old Lem lives on Planet 51, a white picket-fenced world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950's America. He is happy in his safe, predictable world and spends his time day-dreaming about running the local planetarium and dating Neera, the girl next door. One day out of the blue and millions of miles from his own planet, astronaut Captain Charles 'Chuck' Baker lands his spaceship in Neera's back garden, right in the middle of a family barbecue! Unaware of his surroundings, he disembarks from his ship reveling in his Big Moment and plants his flag triumphantly.
He then turns around and comes face-to-face with Planet 51's green-skinned inhabitants who are as bemused and startled to see Chuck as he is to see them! Chuck panics and flees, finding refuge quite by chance in the planetarium where Lem works. Lem and Chuck meet and they gradually overcome their mutual fear of each other to strike up a friendship. Lem agrees to hide Chuck from the paranoid Planet 51 Army who are determined to capture the 'alien' within their midst and who are convinced he is out to destroy them. However, all Chuck wants to do is get back to his spacecraft before it returns to Earth without him! So with the help of Lem and his friends, a pair of not-so-bright Planet 51 soldiers, and an excitable but trusty explorer robot called Rover, Chuck and the gang hurry to reach his spaceship before it is too late...
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