Earth To Echo – Review #earthtoecho

I will admit, this movie has been out for a bit… so this review is slightly late. I am giving the movie a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars.

 

First, if you like movies like Flight of the Navigator, or The Last Starfighter, you will probably like this too. It probably didn’t have the same affect, watching it on Netflix… I imagine that the big screen would have been a bit more impressive. The movie is all done from the viewpoint of hand held cameras. I’ll admit, I wasn’t thrilled about that at first. I got sick of that after the first 12 movies that did it. Anyone remember “Cloverfield”? Eh….

Thankfully, this didn’t actually bug me that much this time. The movie was fun, not too long, and actually had a thoughtful ending. At first, I was afraid it was going to be another little person against the ‘man’ movie. It kept a bit of that feel, but nothing overwhelming.

Language: Minimal. Honestly, I don’t remember any swearing or wording that bothered me. Doesn’t mean there wasn’t something that slipped through, but it didn’t make an oppression on me.

Violence: Hardly any. There are a few fights between the kids, and some ‘chasing’.. but nothing much more than that!

Content: Everything was appropriate. It kept a nice edge to the movie, but never got scary. My son and daughter both enjoyed it, and they are 4 and 6.

The movie was fun, enjoyable, and I thought it did a great job of reminding me of my childhood friendships. I really enjoyed watching the kids ride bikes all over the neighborhood. Remember when you could do that and not be scared?

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars, was because there were a lot of plot holes. The government coverups, the little things here and there just didn’t make sense. They weren’t enough to cause grief, but I think a little more time could have been given to building up some of the ‘why’ and ‘who’….

-Geek Dad

 

 

 

 

 

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