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Planet 51

We've seen plenty of movies where aliens arrive on Earth to a hostile welcome from fearful humans. But have you ever wondered how the inhabitants of other worlds would feel about us if we dropped in from the sky? Well, on Planet 51, that is exactly what happens! Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 20 Nov 2009
Video Release: 09 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Planet 51 Rated PG?

This animated film includes depictions of alien attacks, soldiers being vaporized, weapon use, destroyed buildings and massive explosions. Characters fear being brainwashed or eaten, causing one child to vomit. A man’s fingers are caught in a car door and he is pulled down the street. Characters with guns destroy a bowling alley and other places of business. Alien visitors are shot at and locked in cages. Soldiers are given orders to shoot one another and later they are subjected to electrocution. Two men have their brains surgically removed and another man is threatened with the same fate. The script contains suggestive comments about male and female anatomy, mating practices and suppositories. As well there are portrayals of misinterpreted actions between two men. A brief, veiled reference to sodomy is made along with other sexual innuendo. Characters’ naked buttocks are seen momentarily. The script contains some name-calling and a profanity.

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