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Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

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Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

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Cal Brunker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Scorch Supernova (voice)
Rob Corddry ... Gary Supernova (voice)
Ricky Gervais ... Mr. James Bing (voice)
Jonathan Morgan Heit ... Kip Supernova (voice)
Jessica Alba ... Lena Thackleman (voice)
Sofía Vergara ... Gabby Babblebrock (voice)
Paul Scheer ... Cameraman (voice)
Jason Simpson ... Barry / Hazmat / Pilot (voice) (as Jayson Simpson)
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Kira Supernova (voice)
Doug Abrahams ... Hazmat / Baabian Citizen (voice)
Jason Benson Jason Benson ... Hazmat (voice)
Trevor Devall ... Hazmat (voice)
Brian Dobson ... Hazmat (voice)
Brad Dryborough ... Hazmat (voice)
Gabe Khouth ... Hazmat (voice)
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Storyline

The story takes place on planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. Written by Websurfer

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Earth's greatest secrets are about to break out!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Héroes del espacio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,891,055, 17 February 2013

Gross USA:

$57,012,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,939,189
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jayne Lynch's fifth animated film after Space Chimps (2008), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Shrek Forever After (2010), and Wreck it Ralph (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Scorch arrives at the 7-Eleven, the flying camera remote is nowhere around, even though it's still broadcasting video footage from right behind him. See more »

Quotes

3D Movie Girl: Ugh!
[takes 3D glasses off in exasperation]
3D Movie Girl: I thought this was supposed to be in 3D!
3D Movie Guy: Shh! It IS in 3D!
3D Movie Guy: [ducks down as Gary breaks past the movie screen]
3D Movie Girl: Okay, that's better!
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Connections

References Muppets from Space (1999) See more »

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What Matters Most
Written by Aaron Zigman and Steve Diamond
Performed by Delta Rae
Delta Rae appears courtesy of Sire Records
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company
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Escape From Mediocre Cinema
28 December 2014 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

You know, I might as well not review EFPE. There's so many story elements, characters and clichés taken from similar productions it'll just feel like covering old ground. So, in lieu of a proper write up, here's the sitch: * The main character is an alien egghead, who does a lot of strenuous work but feels unappreciated by those around him, particularly by his...

* Dumb but all-action brother, who receives all the credit for carrying out dangerous missions on behalf of their planet, despite most the success being down to his sibling's technological know-how.

* The egghead also has a plucky son, who idolises his uncle but thinks his dad is a boring nerd. I wonder if he'll learn a lesson by the end of the movie, or save the day. Maybe both.

* The eggheads wife is a former pilot with their planet's airforce, when she chose to give up her esteemed position to raise her kid. Guess who's skills are needed once again...

* Lastly, we have three captured extraterrestrial lifeforms introduced later on when the locale is transported to Earth... None of whom serves any purpose whatsoever and could easily be written out of the script all together.

If you can't figure out exactly what'll conspire to happen based on the above descriptions alone, you REALLY need to see more movies. It all moves as regular as clockwork... Even the JOKES feel rudimentary and rehearsed. That's not to say anything here is horrendously bad... In fact, I think children will love it.

To the weary adult viewer though, it offers little more than a few chuckles and a retread over familiar ground. 'Nothing Special' is the mantra here, I'm afraid. And I hope it doesn't get picked up by any interplanetary spaceships belonging to civilisations we haven't get encountered... Or we're ALL doomed... 6/10


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