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Escape From Planet Earth

The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as “mostly harmless,” a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler. Brawny Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser), hero of the planet Baab, responds to a distress call from Earth. Trapped by Area 51 overlord Shanker (William Shatner), Scorch learns to respect his nerdy rescuing brother (Rob Corddry) and stop calling him a “computer-lovin’ mama’s boy.” Alongside jokes about product placement and actual plugs for 7-Eleven (kids will want a Slurpee afterward), lessons about teamwork are rendered in passable CGI.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Thursday February 14 2013
Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Cal Brunker