• Escape From Planet Earth (2013)

Escape From Planet Earth

Release Date: February 15th, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2013

PG |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

On the planet Baab, dashing astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero and master of daring rescues. However, Scorch does not work alone; his nerdy brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA, often lends quiet, behind-the-scenes support. When a distress signal arrives from a dangerous planet, Scorch ignores Gary's warnings and sets out on a rescue mission. Scorch soon finds himself caught in a trap set by an evil enemy, and it's up to Gary to save him.

Cast: Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, George Lopez

Director: Cal Brunker

Genres: Children , Adventure , Animated , Comedy , Science fiction

Production Co: GRF Productions, Rainmaker Entertainment

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Transformation, Wife, Underdog, 2010s, Rescue, Brother, Son, Amusing, Playful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger MooreMcClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Unlike say, “Doogal” or “Hoodwinked 2,” at least you won’t want to gouge your eyes out after this one. show more

  • 50
    Tom RussoBoston Globe

    Colorful as the 3-D aliens-among-us comedy is to look at, though, Corddry is handed a role that’s beige as can be, and so are his castmates. show more

  • 50
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    The picture has enough entertainment value to tickle its target audience and even offers a few chuckles for accompanying adults. A strong cast and bright -- if uninspired — animation help to offset a thin story. show more

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