Escape From Planet Earth (2013)
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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 13
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The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and
Feb 15, 2013 Wide
Jun 4, 2013
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Just like its hero and his grounded starship, Escape From Planet Earth is, for much of the film, a decidedly earthbound adventure.
Colorful as the 3-D aliens-among-us comedy is to look at, though, Corddry is handed a role that's beige as can be, and so are his castmates.
A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents.
It never discovers new worlds, but "Escape From Planet Earth" is, in its genial way, escape enough.
A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations.
The animation is hardly out of this world, but a script polish from Stephen Fry and others means that there is a sprinkling of good gags to accompany the siblings' adventures.
This is very much by-numbers pre-teen fare, spiced up by the sound of William Shatner enjoying himself.
Its secret weapon is a satirically inclined script, reworked by Stephen Fry among others, that disrupts the general factory-line vibe with regular funny lines.
It's a lively, unpretentious adventure that should delight young children and has enough pop culture gags and sly humor to amuse their parents.
A painted-by-numbers 3D kid-flick enlivened mostly by Rob Corddry, who plays the fastidious, nerdy brother to Brendan Fraser's doomed Buzz Lightyear clone.
Escape from Planet Earth doesn't even try to make itself memorable. It's like a generic case of really uncomfortable indigestion that you'll forget about as soon it ends.
nothing more than a profit margin placeholder for those without the creativity or the caring to make something truly special.
Chalk this one up as a decent kiddie film which takes aim at adults, but misses the target.
A ripper sci-fi comedy adventure guaranteed to galvanize the attention of the red-cordial crowd...delightful, pastel-coloured, busy piece of bubble-gum kids' cinema has fun playing up all the alien conspiracy theories.
Aliens of all shapes and sizes provide amusing banter in this likeable, happy and colourful 3D animation in which planets are saved and family ties nurtured.
[The aliens] find 7-11s hypnotically beautiful and learn to love Slurpees. There are several scenes involving Slurpees.
Escape from Planet Earth is a mildly entertaining examination of intergalactic sibling rivalry that will probably appeal to many younger kids, but not to the parents who have to sit through it with them.
The best thing I can say about Escape From Planet Earth is that I didn't end up hating it as much as I thought I was going to during the first half.
Audience Reviews for Escape From Planet Earth
- Kip Supernova: When I grow up, I want to be just like Uncle Scorch!
- Gary Supernova: Well, time to have another kid.
- Gary Supernova: Scorch has been captured!
- Gary Supernova: Rescue pods don't self destruct!
- Scorch Supernova: It's so beautiful!
- Scorch Supernova: No questions, just pictures.
- Scorch Supernova: On our planet we shake but we can do it your way.
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