With the rise of alien movies only shadowed by the rise of family CGI-animated films, it only made sense to do yet another family CGI-animated movie about aliens, right? With that said, Planet 51 is a backwards version of conventional alien invasion movies from the 60s, where this time a human astronaut lands on an alien planet, only to be considered a hostile creature, and hilarity insues.
The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who doesn’t sound like himself at all. It’s almost as if he’s effecting his voice for the character, which means he must not know how to voice an animated movie (YOU control the character, the character doesn’t control you!). Also along for the ride is Jessica Biel, Justin Long, and Gary Oldman. The film has everything a 6-12 year old will love: screaming, someone falling on their genitals, and a cute robot dog that pees when it’s scared. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Planet 51 hits theaters July 24.