Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth

Cal Brunker (2013)

80min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This lightweight animated tale introduces two blue-skinned brothers from the planet Baab. Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser) is an astronaut, famous, reckless and egotistical. By contrast, brother Gary (Rob Corddry) is head of mission control, a button pusher, more grounded and serious. But, when Scorch's bravado leads to his capture by humans on "dark planet" Earth, it's Gary who has to man up and ride to his brother's rescue. The movie takes a little time to get going, but picks up pace and pep later on. It's not trying to break new ground, though the reversal of the usual human/alien roles is fun, and youngsters will enjoy the colourful design. Parents may enjoy some period sci-fi references and the vocal presence of William Shatner and Ricky Gervais (as a computer).

Summary

Premiere. A heroic alien space explorer travels to Earth in response to a distress call. When he ends up being captured by the military and imprisoned in the infamous Area 51, it falls to his timid, nerdy brother to save him. Animated sci-fi comedy, with the voices of Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Cast & Crew

Gary Supernova Rob Corddry
Scorch Supernova Brendan Fraser
Mr James Bing Ricky Gervais
General Shanker William Shatner
Kipper "Kip" Supernova Jonathan Morgan Heit
Kira Supernova Sarah Jessica Parker
Gabby Babblebrock Sofia Vergara
Lena Thackleman Jessica Alba
Hawk Steve Zahn
Io Jane Lynch
Director Cal Brunker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Mar 2014
Drama Comedy Children's