Flick Chick Review ‘Earth To Echo’
Flick Chick here once again in the pursuit of truth, justice and keeping you from spending your hard earned money on movies that suck! Over the weekend I hopped on my BMX bike and headed into the Bangor Mall Cinemas to see ‘Earth To Echo’.
This movie runs 89 minutes, is considered an adventure, family, sci-fi and is rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language. This film stars Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig, Ella Linnea Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford
This story follows Tuck, Munch and Alex inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.
This movie reminded me of a cross of ‘Goonies’ and ‘Super 8’with a dash of ’ET’. I found this movie overall to be cute, the alien reminds me of the mechanical owl in the 'Sword in the Stone' and the plot is consistent. I thought the young actors did a nice job. I am thankful that is was only 89 minutes though because it was shot like the ‘Blair Witch Project’ with handy-cams and cell phones and by the end of the film with all the jumping up and rolling sideways I was just about ready to hurl. This can put a bit of a strain on your opinion of a movie so here is what I think. The story and acting was good and if you are at all sensitive to an unsteady camera video, skip it. Other than that, the story alone, scale of 1-10, I’d to give ‘Earth To Echo’ a 7.
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