The Planet 51 Movie and Related Toys – The Soldiers

Planet 51, one of the best animated motion pictures this has just been put out. The movie, which has the voice performances of people like Dwayne Johnson and Jessica Biel has hit the cinemas running. In its wake the movie has left several cheering fans that want more of the fantastic movie and are already lunging for the Planet 51 toys. The cinemas were packed with boys and girls watching the movie. The movie has garnered high views on several different ratings poles and multiple persons have recommended it. When enjoying the Planet 51 movie you will see a star studded voice cast and brilliant animation. In addition new Planet51 toys, clothing and even Planet 51 video games are being released with this new and fantastic film.

The Planet 51 movie was made in Spain and directed by Jorge Blanco. The movie was in cinemas as of November, 20th of this year. Many people have flocked to the theaters to watch this motion picture. The Planet 51 movie follows the challenges of an spaceman being lost on an alien planet that he did not know was occupied. The astronaut is trailed around by soldiers that are frightened that he will make them into zombies. He makes many different friends on Planet 51 who help him get back to his native planet of Earth. The movie has some extremely funny scenes and sure to keep even the elders in stitches.

During the height of the story, Chuck the astronaut from Earth is being harassed by some of the “funny” resident military soldiers from Planet 51. these two Planet 51 “aliens” are very naive and in no time Chuck persuades the soldiers that they are under his will. He dupes the soldiers into believing that he control them and they have to help him break out. The soldiers follow him blindly not noticing that they are being tricked. The soldiers even help hide Chuck in the video store doing anything that they are being told to do.

The Planet 51 aliens conceal Chuck and Lem, Chucks Planet 51 pal, and help them get from point A to point B several times in the Planet 51 movie, but ultimately General Grawl, the rigid general, catches up to them. They are spotted at a costume party. Chuck is easy to see among all the other soldiers, as he has the United States Flag on his costume. General Grawl has a blunt attitude towards Chuck as he does not want to be a zombie and has no wish to deal with Chuck or anyone else from Earth for that matter. He has his soldiers hold Chuck and the gang. He has Professor Kripple look at all involved and his proposal is to cut apart everyone’s brains, supposing that Chuck had turned everyone into a zombie. Chuck, not wanting Lem to go through this seemed like he freed Lem from his zombie spell. This is enough to sway Kripple and General Grawl that Lem is not a zombie and they release him. They capture Chuck and Rover as well as the two soldiers who still believe that they are zombies.

Later on in the Planet 51 movie, when Lem and his gang are caught by the soldiers to Base 9, which is Planet 51’s secret base, the movie shows the two soldiers brains passing by. You later see the two soldiers talking like nothing happened endeavoring to sip drinks. They were not able to find their mouths. This adds a moment of humor to the movie. You also see several different soldiers on the Planet 51’s Base 9 as well.

As the movie goes on, Chuck, who is took to be interviewed by General Grawl has a chain of command in the room with them. He tells Chuck that he cannot escape because there is a immense plan. If he steps away, one solider will fire at the other, the next soldier will shoot the other, so on and so forth until they arrive at the last guy who is supposed to electrocute everyone. This leads to the soldiers all getting confused and a huge dispute ensues. Needless to say those soldiers get shot at and electrocuted making the General very upset. He then commands the soldiers to take Chuck away to have his brain taken out. Luckily for Chuck he is freed and they all live happily ever after, even General Grawl.

The Planet 51 movie is a terrific film for any child and elder as well. When your little child sees this motion picture, they are sure to want some of the Planet51 toys that are being released with it, especially the boys will like soldiers and the Military truck & tank toy. Since the Planet 51 movie it is new, not a whole lot of toys are for sale but there are several that are out. One of the best toys out is the 3 inch figure soldier. You can find these by creating a search online for Planet 51 3 inch figure soldiers. those will be wonderful for your boy to play with as the figurines are replicas of the soldiers found on Planet 51. You will be able to locate those toys at several different places. Performing a search online is probably the most convenient way to go to find the Planet51 toys.

After purchasing those Planet 51 3 inch figure soldiers, you can persuade your children to mimic the Planet 51 movie scenes. They could mimic the movie scene where the soldiers transform into zombies. Your kids copying this scene is sure to get laughs as well as help them with their memory skills. They can also have their soldiers leave on new tasks on their own Planet 51 at home. Maybe they could go on a task to find their now dissected brains, somewhere hidden on Planet 51. Or maybe a quest to find other Earthly artifacts on their Planet 51 or maybe even a watch for when Chuck flies back home. Try to direct them a little into following part of the movie’s “message”; Soldiers do not shoot and kill but protect, go on missions and can be funny guys.

Keep watching the online markets for the Planet51 toys. As the Planet 51 movie gets more popular and is released on DVD you will discover more and more toys, in addition to your toy soldiers. Simply keep searching for Planet51 toys and you will discover multiple different ones to choose from including the 3 inch soldier figurines. I know that Amazon has got all the Planet51 toys, including the models Chuck, Lem, the Mini Bump & Go Rover and the 3 inch soldier figurines; these toy soldiers are exact replicas of the habitants of Planet 51. You will also buy the mini vehicle figure 2-pack Military truck & tank toy. All Planet51 toys are very well made and very durable. The toys look just like the items that are utilized in the movie. these toys are quite new and can be somewhat troublesome to purchase, and may be even out of order already, but once you one make sure you purchase it before others do. Although this may not be enough and you may need to buy a few other Planet51 toys to start the collection. His/Her Birthday may be close too, and you will already have a clue on what item to select, Guess what? Another few Planet51 toys!

The Planet51 toys will make several different children pleased all year long. It is a wonderful film and if you have not watched it yet, be sure to view it as soon as you can. Be sure to watch it as soon as you can – it is a fantastic movie and if you have not watched it yet!

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The Best Car Movies

All of us love movies, no matter how old or how new or what type all of us love movies. Why? Because movies are entertaining they give us a good story. Now there have been many car movies made, but which one is the best car movie? We will judge car movies based on the cars in the movie, the car scenes, and the racing.

10. Hot Rod Girl (1956) – I am not sure whether this movie was meant to be an anti-hot rodding movie or not. The plot isn’t much guys brother dies, the city wants to stop hot rodding and the kids still want to race. Since this is 1956 there has to be a chicken game right (it was a law in 50’s Hollywood). In the movie there are a few 32 Fords (actually a lot of 32 Fords), a 56 Chevy, a 56 Ford, 55 T-bird, and an Olds 88.

9. Death Proof (2007)- The first half of this movie maybe seem a bit boring, its mostly talking and just a bunch of girls drinking in a bar (not even a wild bar party, just a group of 3 girls drinking) but then it gets good, with a 71 Chevy Nova used as a weapon and later a car chase with a 69 Charger and a 70 Vanishing Point Challenger. The movie is meant to feel like a 70’s Slasher movie crossed with Vanishing Point. If you’re a Mopar guy check this one out!

8. Road Racers (1994)- This movie is called Road Racers however they is only one short race in the movie, and 2 Car Chases. The movie opens with a Car chase between a 56 Chevy being chased by the cops 56 Buick all to a badass Rockabilly song! There is greaser violence (not Grease greaser violence but like the Outsiders with a 90’s humor twist), there is great Rockabilly music from Glen Glenn, Hasil Adkins and Johnny Reno!

7. Thunder Road (1958) – Let me tell the story, I can tell it all… Actually let’s let Robert Mitchum tell you the story he can do it better. This movie starring Mitchum is about Running Moonshine in Tennessee in the 50’s and trying not to get caught be the revenuers. It has a number of crazy car chases featuring a 50 Ford Coupe, 57 Ford Fairlane, a 56 Chevy undercover car that can rip off cars bumpers and a song about the movie performed by Mitchum himself!
6. Dazed and Confused (1993) – I’ve been Dazed and Confused for so long its not true! Which sadly that song is not in this movie (it was suppose to be and Jimmy Paige was for it but Plant wasn’t). This movie is kind of like the 70’s version of American Graffiti except it’s the first night of summer not the last and the main character is entering High School. Anyway they is a car chase between a 64 Buick and 72 Chevy Truck, there is a 70 Chevelle SS 454, 70 GTO Judge, Ford Maverick, 37 Oldsmobile and a 74 Trans Am!

5. Tales of the Crypt: King of the Road (1992) – OK I lied this one is not a movie; it is an episode from HBOs horror series Tales of the Crypt. Why is this movie on the list? WHY ISN’T ON THE LIST? As soon as the episode opens we are greeted with a 69 yellow Chevelle SS street racing a 69 Red Dodge Charger to a rocking song by Warren Zevon. Later we get a car chase with the Chevelle SS and a police car and at the end a Street race with the Chevelle SS vs. a 57 Chevy Gasser! There is a great soundtrack by Warren Zevon, however only one of the songs “Roll with the Punches” has been released the other “Bad Road, Wretched Road” is only found as a cover by a band called Rebel Son.

4. Hot Rod (1979) – This movie is hard to find, it was a made for TV made from 1979. It probably has the most Drag Racing scenes out of any movie I have seen! The movie has a Street race between a 65 Hemi Plymouth and a 69 Olds Cutlass in the beginning, later a hemi powered 41 Willys Coupe Gasser, a few funny cars, and rocket powered Funny Car and tons of Drag Racing scenes in this movie!

3. Vanishing Point (1971) – Kowalski is a delivery driver who is delivering a 1970 White Dodge Challenger from Colorado to San Francisco. He does it by speeding the whole time and creates the world’s largest car chase! Being pursued by the police the whole time!

2. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) – Who needs plots? This movie doesn’t! All we need is a Driver, a Mechanic, a Girl, a guy with a GTO, a 55 Chevy gasser and a few random hitch hikers to make a great car movie! This movie is all about cars and nothing else! You get to see and hear a nice 55 Chevy almost every scene as well as a GTO. The movie opens with a Drag Race and ends with one!

1. American Graffiti (1973) – Was this really a surprise to any of you? Nothing but classic cars, cruising, great music, humor, a few races and lots of fun! We get a nice but piss yellow 32 Ford powered by a 327, a 58 Chevy Bel Air also powered by a 327, a girl in a 56 T-bird and a Black 55 Chevy (actually the same one from Two Lane Blacktop). This movie really is all about cars, not coming of age. The movie ends with a great showdown between the 32 Ford and the 55 Chevy!

Lofts in the Movies

Lofts have come a long way from the days when they housed struggling artists in abandoned industrial buildings. Indeed, Hollywood has helped fuel the fascination for lofts by showcasing their high ceilings, open spaces and expansive windows. For certain directors, loft spaces have been instrumental to the plot.

The sweeping lofts in the horror flick, “The Ring,” contribute to the movie’s dark mood and building sense of dread. Christian Bale, who plays a serial killer in “American Psycho,” uses his gleaming, all white loft as the backdrop for his relentless murdering of prostitutes. His pristine fridge is perfect for storing severed heads. Viggo Mortensen, an artist and Gwyneth Paltrow’s lover in “A Perfect Murder,” plots poor Gwyneth’s demise amongst his paint-splattered walls. And, continuing on the theme that only psychos and crazy people inhabit lofts, Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction,” certainly rates a mention. Close stalks Michael Douglas after a dramatic rendez-vous in her Tribeca apartment.

Given that it’s Hollywood, it’s not uncommon for starving artists or characters otherwise down on their luck, to live in fabulous apartments. In Adrian Lyne’s “Unfaithful,” Diane Lane stumbles on the art-filled digs of the sexy Olivier Martinez, a French bookseller, living in New York City. Enormous and filled with objets d’art, the loft is seemingly out of reach of Martinez’ modest salary. In a fit of passion, Richard Gere later murders Martinez in his sumptuous flat — perhaps punishing him for not only trysting with his wife but having the hubris to live in such a big apartment. Jennifer Beals in ” Flash Dance,” dances out her frustrations in what looks to be an abandoned industrial warehouse. A welder by day, Beals makes the most of the loft’s wide open spaces to refine her dance moves.

On the lighter side, “Hansel,” Ben Stiller’s male supermodel in “Zoolander,” occupies a toy-filled loft, complete with skate-boarding ramp. Adam Sandler in “Big Daddy,” loafs around in a cushy apartment, living off the proceeds of a lawsuit, before he becomes an accidental and committed father. And, even though Harry and Sally (“When Harry Met Sally”) are supposedly in their late 20s, Harry somehow is able to afford a million-dollar plus pad. In a pivotal scene, Sally helps Harry unroll rugs in his new apartment, flanked by huge semi-circle windows.

Hollywood’s attraction to lofts may have originated with the renegade nature of early lofts. When manufacturers moved out of large cast-iron buildings in New York’s SoHo district in the 1950s and 1960s, struggling artists moved in. At the time, the typical loft had 10-foot to 15-foot ceilings, thick plaster or brick walls, few or no interior doors and walls, cast-iron columns, and factory-size windows. The large spaces, exposed brick and light-filled areas,were perfect for artists pursuing their trade while enjoying city life. Unfortunately, living in lofts was against the law until 1975 because most city districts were zoned for either all-commercial or all-residential use. But for many, the legal barriers only heightened lofts’ appeal.

As lofts continue to figure prominently in Hollywood blockbusters, viewers will continue to seek the perfect light-filled space.