Written November 26, 2009
My husband and I took our 10 year old daughter. We couldn't wait to see it after watching the short clips on tv and at the movie. What a mistake. I just about fell asleep in the first third of the movie and had to nudge my husband during the middle half. Kids in the theatre were antsy from lack of motivation from the screen. Our daughter sat leaning on her elbow most of the way thru it. I must give it on good review. It was ok about the last fourth of the movie. There was only a couple parts that actually made us laugh. One involved a fish and the other the astronaut in a towel. If you go you will know what I am talking about. I won't waste money on purchasing this movie and we are very happy that we went before noon for the cheap price. Like I said if you need a nap go, or stay home and watch paint dry. your choice.
Written November 29, 2009
I am always looking for a movie to which I can take my 5-year-old daughter. She enjoyed this movie. She was intent the entire time. There was nothing in it that I had to worry about. Enjoyable enough for me and her grandmom also.
Written November 22, 2009
I took my 5 and 6 year old girls, they liked it! It also had some adult humor in it.
Written November 23, 2009
With the avalanche of CG animated movies, I appreciate when a good one comes along. The animation and graphic quality in Planet 51 were smooth and I enjoyed a lot of the "little" touches like backlighting and consistent light-sourcing. The voice acting was enjoyable, but not over the top, which has been the case in quite a few of the CG animated features. The "in jokes" and sci-fi and pop culture references were funny, but I'm afraid that there were too many of them that the kids in the audience couldn't catch, which resulted in a great deal of the movie being a bit beyond their reach. My 13 year old son spent a lot of time whispering in my ear, asking "What did they mean by that?" I recommend this film to anyone who appreciates the old sci-fi paranoia flicks of the 50's, and who is old enough to appreciate the references and in-jokes, otherwise you'll spend a lot of the movie more or less narating it to your kids.
Written November 21, 2009
The kids will like it, & that's who it should be for anyway. I thought it was fun, but not in the same class with some other recent animated films such as Wall-E, or Up.