Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to see Relativity Films’ newest family friendly space alien flick, Earth to Echo:
Tuck, Munch, and Alex are a trio of 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 ten 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. (via website)
If you’ve ever seen the movie ET: The Extraterrestrial, you will realize a similar synopsis. I personally didn’t like ET because ET himself, freaked me out as a child…and still kinda freaks me out as an adult. IDC! IDC! I know it’s a cult classic, but ET is scary! Fortunately, Echo is a LOT better to look at. He kind of reminds me of a Furbie without the fur. Earth to Echo is like the modern day ET meets the 2011 flick Super 8 in that whole “first person documentary” style filming.
Earth to Echo is a great family friendly movie that isn’t too cheesy for adults. It’s a fantastic feature for the entire family with a really great message about friendship and team work. When it was over, I felt all mushy inside…in a good way!
Check it out TODAY at a theater near you!
Special thank you to the promotions team over at Atlanta radio station V-103 for the entry and laughs, marketing firm Allied Moxy and AMC Theaters at Stonecrest Mall for their hospitality and blogger OhNikka! for the heads up!