Alien Dogs in Planet 51 a Riot

Planet 51 Alien DogI just watched the teaser trailer for the upcoming movie Planet 51, assuming it was a comedy but not knowing that it was an animated flick. The CGI – and movie in general – looks somewhat generic, though not bad by any means. While the teaser trailer didn’t blow me away, I did love two things about the movie trailer:

  1. The final scene, where an alien mom is telling her kid to take the cough syrup, otherwise the boogie man will come and get him. Cue the NASA astronaut who jumps through the window – the kid grabs the bottle and starts downing it.
  2. The alien dog. Yes, all but one of the characters is an alien, but this alien dog looks very similar to a certain alien that Signourey Weaver spent the better part of her career battling. It pees acid (making for a lot of crooked light poles and mailboxes) and has a tongue with another tongue inside it. Great creature design!

That’s all I had to say. You can watch the Planet 51 teaser trailer here.

By Erik Samdahl
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  • haha, this looks pretty cool havent heard of it but I think i will check it out cheers!

  • hahaha, this pic is so funny! 😀

  • This movie looks terrible. First of all, astronauts are generally well educated, and yet Dwayne Johnson’s character doesn’t even know the definition of “alien”. He IS the alien, seeing as he’s not native to their planet.
    Second, the chances of a civilization that far away from us (who have not been surveying us) that speaks english are zero to none.
    Third, UFO and Flying Saucer are not interchangeable terms. It pretty much has to be saucer shaped in order to be a flying saucer, and what he travels in is not saucer shaped.

  • I was going to respond saying the poster takes this movie way too seriously, but I’m thinking it’s spam. But I’m going to leave it up anyway.

  • Ed

    I’ve just watched the movie – I think it’s funny and quite entertaining, presenting us the “other” point of view – if we are the aliens. About the character of Dwayne – Chuck – I’m not that critical – after all it’s more of a parody, rather than a serious movie. If we’re to take a closer look in the movie as a whole, we’ll find out that there are a lot of scenes that make fun of different blockbusters on the alien topic – the “Alien” series, “War of the Worlds” and others that I perhaps don’t know. And I love the scenes with the “Alien” dog – it’s so ridiculously funny and cute (and after that movie I started dreaming fluffy aliens…. which is quite damn creepy o.O). Anyway – the movie is nice and sweet – perfect for the ending of a family evening (or with friends – whichever).

  • Hi Ed,

    Thanks for your feedback!


  • Juan

    Lo mejor el perrito Alien,ví los avances y lo pedí por la escena en la cual derriba el poste metálico con su pis. las demás como la del cartero son geniales