I have to say, well done Weinstein Co on making a fantastic family friendly movie. Escape From Planet Earth has my approval for all ages having nothing inappropriate in the movie. I took 14 friends with me to the movie, parents and children and everyone like the movie. We had children from age 2 to 17 and everyone enjoyed it. My daughter was sitting next to me and she laughed a LOT. She wasn’t scared at all, she just found things funny and exciting. My son was on the other end of the row with his friends and he had a fantastic time too. He watched it without needing to come get a hug from mommy which means the scenes weren’t intense at all. The volume level was great too. I have extra sensitive children and they loved it. They even kept on their 3D glasses. Miles said he loved when everyone was dancing at the end of the movie. Here is his video review of Escape From Planet Earth that comes out February 15th:
Do you know what the movie is about?
It’s about a family learning how to be a family again. 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 and father. The father (Gary, played by Rob Corddry) is an uptight nerd that has a hard time letting go of all the details. I feel like when I’m in the kitchen with my children I’m just like him. I have a very hard time letting my kids just be kids. Gary and Scorch have a fight over being a team, they both think they don’t need the other so Gary quits his job at mission control when trouble happens. 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 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-averse 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 (Jonathan Morgan Heit).
I was wondering how the movie would end and happy to find out that everything works out in the end. I find it hard to find a movie that I’m really comfortable letting my children go to. There is usually in appropriate humor in children’s movies now, but Escape From Planet Earth was very clean, cute, and charming. My whole family enjoyed it from beginning to end.
We were granted press passes to an early screening of the movie!