Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth

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Escape from Planet Earth

Animated family sci-fi about superstar alien explorer Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser) who embarks on an expedition to a notoriously dangerous planet, only to be captured by the most feared creatures in the entire galaxy: the human race. With Scorch missing in action, it's up to his by-the-books brother Gary to rescue him from Area 51 and thwart a US military leader bent on galactic domination. Also features the vocal talents of Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Ricky Gervais, Jane Lynch and Jessica Alba.

Scorch is one of planet Baab's biggest superstars, a heroic explorer famous for his adventures on other planets. While he's the brawn, his brother Gary (Rob Corddry) is the brain, manning mission control and making sure everything goes smoothly. But when sibling rivalry gets the better of the pair and Scorch sets off for Earth without Gary's help, Baab's number one hero finds himself captured and locked up alongside other aliens in Area 51. With adventure-hungry son Kip goading him into action, Gary heads to Earth to rescue his brother. There he'll confront Area 51 boss Shanker (Shatner) to not only free Scorch but also stop Shanker getting his trigger-happy mitts on enough alien weaponry to rule the galaxy.

2013Rating: PG, contains low level violence89 minsUSA, Canada
AdventureAnimatedComedyKids & FamilyScience Fiction
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Variety

Variety

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A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Eminently tolerable animated time-filler.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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It never discovers new worlds, but it is in its genial way, escape enough.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Passable animated entertainment is stronger on humor than adventure.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's unchallenging fun for a younger crowd, but adults might feel like they're staring down a colorful 24-piece board puzzle, trying to figure out how such a simple activity could be drawn out over 90 minutes.

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This wasn't as engaging as I expected it to be. It's a story you've seen and heard already followed by witty remarks of how "humans are weird species". Kids would love this movie but if you asked them what their favourite movie of all time is; the answer wouldn't be this one.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Eminently tolerable animated time-filler.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It never discovers new worlds, but it is in its genial way, escape enough.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Passable animated entertainment is stronger on humor than adventure.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's unchallenging fun for a younger crowd, but adults might feel like they're staring down a colorful 24-piece board puzzle, trying to figure out how such a simple activity could be drawn out over 90 minutes.

0

This wasn't as engaging as I expected it to be. It's a story you've seen and heard already followed by witty remarks of how "humans are weird species". Kids would love this movie but if you asked them what their favourite movie of all time is; the answer wouldn't be this one.

2.0
0