Earth to Echo

Earth to Echo

Dave Green (2014)

87min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This kids-help-an-alien adventure borrows wholesale from ET, Super 8, The Goonies and a dozen others, and while it isn't in the same league as its influences, it does make for fun viewing for young audiences. On the eve of eviction from their suburban homes, three boys find their mobile phones picking up mysterious interference. The messages lead them into the desert where they discover an otherworldly thingamajig that's literally the key to a hidden spaceship. But there is a sinister group of grown-ups after the alien gizmo, too. The special effects are decent, the pacing is fast and frantic, and it all makes use of the fashionable "found footage" approach. Aside from some heavy-handed philosophising about how distance doesn't dilute friendship, this is a superior junior sci-fi yarn.

Summary

Four children who are facing being split up when their neighbourhood is demolished begin receiving strange signals on their phones. They investigate and discover a small alien who has become stranded on Earth, and they set out to help him return to his own world. Sci-fi adventure, starring Teo Halm and Astro.

Cast & Crew

Alex Teo Halm
Tuck Brian "Astro" Bradley
Munch Reece Hartwig
Emma Ella Wahlestedt
Dr Lawrence Madsen Jason Gray-Stanford
Calvin Cassius Willis
Theresa Simms Sonya Leslie
Emma's dad Peter MacKenzie
Director Dave Green
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment One UK LtdAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Jul 2014
Drama Children's