Escape From Planet Earth
Tagline: Earth‘s greatest secrets are about to break out!
Should the folks at Pixar be getting worried about the competition? This month’s Oscar for Best Animation may well end up going to Brave, but the likes of Wreck-It Ralph and Frankenweenie — both made by Walt Disney — are set to run it awfully close. A year from now, will the Weinstein Company’s Escape From Planet Earth be considered a contender?
A stable of well-known voices has been assembled for the film. Brendan Fraser is Scorch Supernova, the space hero who defends his planet, Beeb, against bad guy Shanker (James Gandolfini). Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Sarah Jessica Parker all make an appearance, although the key question is whether parents will enjoy proceedings as much as their children.
But what of those big kids, the critics? At this time of writing, no reviews had been posted, which has never been the most encouraging sign.
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NewsFeed’s Flicks Pick: If you need to escape from A Good Day to Die Hard, then the lack of reviews suggest Escape From Planet Earth isn’t your best possible option. Why not go back and enjoy the original Die Hard?