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Escape from Planet Earth

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Callan Brunker

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Plot Summary

On the alien planet Baab, 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, Earth, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker), and their adventure hungry son Kip. Also featuring the voices of Sofia Vergara, Ricky Gervais, and Craig Robinson.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

33%
  • Reviews Counted: 43
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 29
  • Average Rating: 4.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Feb 15, 2013

Rotten: An animated film that goes lamely where many have gone before. – Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 18, 2013

Rotten: 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. – Tom Russo, Boston Globe, Feb 19, 2013

Rotten: Just like its hero and his grounded starship, Escape From Planet Earth is, for much of the film, a decidedly earthbound adventure. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Feb 19, 2013

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Customer Reviews

ESCAPE FROM THIS MOVIE!

Small children might be amused by the bright colors and fast-paced action that take up the majority of "Escape from Planet Earth," but most viewers will simply be left bored by the begrudging mediocrity of it all. There's nothing special about this candy-coated, hyperactive mess of a movie. In fact, all it basically does throughout its short run time is steal the same clichéd plot elements and shameless sight gags we've all seen in other animated films, somehow managing to make them feel even lazier and much less funnier than they were before. If that wasn't bad enough, the animation just feels generic and uninspired, as if the artists simply gave up on trying to come up with anything original and instead decided to create the blandest, most derivative character designs and outer space settings imaginable. Granted, they certainly aren't the ugliest cartoon visuals you'll ever see, but for an hour and a half, they're far from the most pleasant images to stare at. For the most part, even the "all-star" voice cast, which includes Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara, and William Shatner, fails to impress. The actors either overact their lines, often to an unbearable degree, or hardly emote any personality into their characters at all. And honestly, who could even blame them? The script is full of awful pop culture references that feel dated and tacky, the jokes are consistently unfunny, the characters are immediately forgettable, and the forced moral lesson that inevitably appears at the end of the plot is insultingly inauthentic. And I don't even think I've mentioned the fact that this film has some of the most blatant product placement tactics I've ever seen. I kid you not, there are several scenes that take place right inside a 7-Eleven store in the middle of the desert, and one of the protagonists gets a brain freeze from a trademarked Slurpee. Yes, this flick actually stoops that low. Needless to say, my experience with "Escape from Planet Earth" was far from enjoyable. If anything, all it did was give me a major headache by the time the end credits finally appeared. At the end of the day, this is nothing more than a bad knockoff of other superior computer-animated films from the past couple of decades. With its mediocre animation, uninspired script, and shameless advertising, "Escape" is an easily forgettable stinker of a kid's flick that isn't worth anyone's time.

Great fun for the family

My kids went and saw this twice and loved it. It's funny how the people who are leaving bad review are not children. I don't go to a children's movie for me I go for my kids and as long as they like it I'm happy. If you need a more mature or challenging move there or many out there to choose from.

Not wort it

This was clearly for small youthes as its humor is idiotic and the story itself is flat. It had some potential but as usual humas are evil and stupid! I suggest Monsters Vs Aliens , ET ,or anything other than this!!

Escape from Planet Earth
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2013

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