Lem is just an average teenager working on getting the girl and furthering his career at the local planetarium – except that he’s an alien. At least to U.S. astronaut Captain Charles T. Baker who lands on Lem’s planet hoping for a quick flag plant and a hasty return to earth and his millions of screaming fans. But on this alien planet the media has tagged spacemen as brain-eating, zombie-creating monsters, causing Baker to run for his life and into Lem’s house. Now it’s up to the green native to get the clumsy astronaut back to his spaceship before military dictator General Grawl and mad scientist Professor Kipple manage to exterminate the Earthly visitor.
- Dwayne Johnson as Captain Charles T. Baker
- Justin Long as Lem
- Jessica Biel as Neera
- Seann William Scott as Skiff
- Gary Oldman as General Grawl
All the female aliens are wearing dresses, the male ones have the “Donald Duck” no pants look.
Even though much on the alien planet is round in design, nothing have wheels.
A lander only has enough fuel to take off once from the planet, not twice. We don’t see Chuck fuel the spaceship before taking off again.
Neera tells Lem “the times, they are a different” on the court house steps; spoofing the Bob Dylan song “the times, they are a-changing”
With a budget of $70 million, this is the most expensive movie produced in Spain.
Nominated for Euro Film Award: Animation Film of the Year.
- Cinema Writers Circle Awards – Best New Artist (Premio Revelación) Jorge Blanco (Won)
- Goya Awards – Best Animated Film (Mejor Película de Animación) (Won)
- Goya Awards – Best Original Song (Mejor Canción Original), Tom Cawte “Stick It to the Man” (Nominated)
- José María Forqué Awards – Best Documentary or Animated Feature (Won)
- European Film Awards – Best Animated Film, Jorge Blanco (Nominated)