released November 20, 2009
An interesting story with humans being the aliens to those who live on, what we call "Planet 51".
Click on the title to a link with a detailed explanation of the film.
I liked it, but it made the human astronaut look incompetent and that our future with first contact of an alien species will be met with someone who got the job because of his looks and nothing else. It was very disheartening.
I did enjoy the flow of the film and the personalities of the main characters.
It was interesting how the planet is based in a time that is similar to our 1950s. The fact that they have the technology to have floating cars makes me wonder, but every species evolves in different ways.
I loved their circular designs for everything on their planet. I would love a house like that. The burgers on the grill are floating. Another thing is that it rains rocks instead of rain. Interesting.
Watch it at least once with the kids and they will get a kick out of it. It would be a great teaching tool for anyone to not be so prejudice of anyone we don't understand. They may become a better friend to you than anyone of your own race/species.