The story takes place on 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 brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA.
Film informationGenre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
- The New York Times - by Neil Genzlinger
Escape From Planet Earth makes a tolerable diversion for a winter’s day or evening, just not a memorable one. ...
- The Hollywood Reporter - by Stephen Farber
The picture has enough entertainment value to tickle its target audience and even offers a few chuckles for accompanying adults. A strong cast and bright -- if uninspired — animation help to offset a thin story. ...
- The A.V. Club - by Tasha Robinson
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. ...read more
- Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
Unlike say, “Doogal” or “Hoodwinked 2,” at least you won’t want to gouge your eyes out after this one. ...read more
- Time Out New York - by Vadim Rizov
The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as “mostly harmless,” a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler. ...read more
- Village Voice - by Aaron Hillis
Escape From Planet Earth makes a compelling case for our disposable culture to finally get wiped out by malevolent aliens. ...read more
- Austin Chronicle - by Louis Black
This movie is a mess: It keeps doubling back on itself – a twisting pretzel of a plot that doesn’t really make sense. ...read more