Earth to Echo Movie Review

Earth to Echo | A Discovery Bonds Friends Forever

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We attended a screening for the purpose of review.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

The bonds of friendship are challenged among tweens when the construction of a new freeway forces an entire neighborhood to relocate in rural Nevada. Complicating things further for these three friends is navigating the social pressures of youth in a social media world.  And if that was not enough something has caused everyone’s cell phone to stream a swirl of freaky graphics.  What will bring these friends together on their last night?  Echo, an adorable and empathetic character who will steal your heart.

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There are not a ton of kids movies out there this summer and this is definitely one of the better ones. How do I know this?  The film held our 5 year olds attention throughout. This is really saying something for a movie that is mostly live action and not a cartoon.  Earth to Echo definitely has great special effects and I am sure our son enjoyed them.  He really loves robots and Echo is so cute and cuddly which I know is an unusual quality for a robot.

What I find most compelling about how they treat the special effects in this movie is that they are woven seamlessly against the Mojave landscape.  One reason could be the handheld documentary style in which the movie was shot.  The camera follows the characters and they interact with it and each other.

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The acting makes this movie.  Alex (Teo Halm), Tuck (Brian “Astro” Bradley), and  Munch (Reese Hartwig) do not really belong or fit in with the popular cliques at school.  All they have is each other and now that is being torn up quite literally by the freeway construction.  Their characters confront real world problems including Emma (Ella Wahlestedt) who proves the most popular girl in the school is also under a good deal of social pressure. Together they make an incredible discovery that will bond their friendship forever.

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EARTH TO ECHO is in theaters now!

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 Earth to Echo | A Discovery Bonds Friends Forever
Hubs is a visual artist, educator, video editor and contributor for Crazy About My Baybah. He loves cooking for his family, Science Fiction, and all Pittsburgh, PA sports!

Comments

  1. I really want to see this. It reminds me of ET a little bit from the previews and my kids will enjoy this movie I think.

  2. This looks like such a cute movie…I can’t wait to see it with my kids!

  3. I will have to say that this is one of the movies that I can’t wait to take my whole family too. And after reading your review I want to see it more now.

  4. I’m definitely interested in this movie but am not sure if the kids are ready to see it in the theaters. It may be one we have to wait to come out on DVD before watching.

  5. What a cute movie! It reminds me of a movie from my childhood (I think it was called batteries not included). I love heartfelt movies and can’t wait to take my kids to see it!

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