Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Now: Chimpanzee $13.99 (40% sold out)
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Fairy Tail: Part 8 (Blu-ray)
$26.99
Robots / Horton Hears a Who / Rio (Blu-ray)
$14.99
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Planet Earth | Life (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Somewhere in Time (Blu-ray)
$10.49
Planet Earth (Blu-ray)
$45.99
Far and Away (Blu-ray)
$10.49
Little Busters!: Collection 1 (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Seven (Blu-ray)
$4.99
High School of the Dead OVA: Drifters of the Dead (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Fairy Tail: Part 7 (Blu-ray)
$26.99
BTOOOM!: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Kokoro Connect: TV Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Liar Liar (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Bamboo Saucer (Blu-ray)
$18.95
Jurassic Park 1-3 (Blu-ray)
$54.99
History of the World: Part I (Blu-ray)
$6.16
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$24.99


Releases


 Release calendar
 New releases
 Coming soon
 New covers
 Recently listed

Reviews


 New reviews
 New user reviews

Top lists


 Best movies (all time)

Best movies by year


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002
 2001
 2000
 1999
 1998
 1997
 1996
 1995
 1994
 1993
 1992
 1991
 1990
 1989
 1988
 1987
 1986
 1985
 1984
 1983
 1982
 1981
 1980
 1979
 1978
 1977
 1976
 1975
 1974
 1973
 1972
 1971
 1970
 1969
 1968
 1967
 1966
 1965

Search


 Search movies


Escape from Planet Earth


2013 | 89 min | PG | 2.39:1

Escape from Planet Earth

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.8
/10
32
ratings.


User reviews


No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal

 
Animation100%
Comedy93%
Action16%

5
fans

691
Blu-ray
collections
9
DVD
collections

Theatrical release date


 15 February, 2013
 07 March, 2014

Country of origin


 United States

Technical aspects


3D (native)

Box office


 $57,012,977
 $71,564,715

Links


               

Overview Preview Cast & crew User reviews News Forum

Screenshots from Escape from Planet Earth 3D Blu-ray

Escape from Planet Earth Preview  

3
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, February 15, 2013

As low impact CG-animated moviemaking goes, “Escape from Planet Earth” is surprisingly persistent when it comes to staging mind-numbing mediocrity. The potential for a rip-roaring alien adventure is there for the taking, but the production doesn’t bother, instead recycling beats of irreverence, action, and sentiment from other, better pictures. It’s a drag, but a needlessly stupid one, begging on bleeding knees for younger audiences to fall in love with it, which translates to emphatic voice work, extended slapstick routines, and a precocious child character meant to act as a surrogate for the nosepickers. And just to make sure the feature radiates complete nonsense, every time a character falls in “Escape from Planet Earth,” there’s a fart sound effect piped in. Surely your children would rather watch “Argo” instead, right?



On the planet Baab, Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser) is an inspiring hero to all, blessed with good looks, big muscles, and an insatiable appetite for bad ideas while adventuring, requiring assistance from his brilliant brother Gary (Rob Corddry). Eager to investigate trouble brewing on Earth, Scorch takes off to the unknown planet, soon captured by Area 51 agents, led by General Shanker (William Shatner), a devious military leader who puts space visitors to work inventing tech gadgets and social networks. Despite his persistent fears, Gary says goodbye to wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and troublemaker son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit), following Scorch to Earth, hoping to rescue his brother. Once arrived, Gary is captured, forced into labor with fellow aliens Doc (Craig Robinson), Thurman (George Lopez), and Lo (Jane Lynch), forcing him to come up with an escape plan as Shanker comes into possession of a powerful Baab energy source.

Reportedly, “Escape from Planet Earth” has been in production for the last six years, with various lawsuits launched during this time to help complicate behind-the-scenes turmoil. The finished film hardly seems worth the fight, resembling several other animated efforts in recent years, including the sublime “Monsters vs. Aliens” and the wretched “Planet 51.” However, knowing its age may help to digest a few of the moldy stabs at humor, including an extended Simon Cowell visual gag and an elaborate plug for 7-Eleven, where both Scorch and Gary first encounter their first taste of Earthly trouble (a current look at 7-Eleven’s website shows no mention of the feature, suggesting the tie-in deal was called off some time ago). And if a few creative gray hairs don’t bother you, perhaps a steady stream of bodily function humor is enough to muddy the viewing experience, watching the production sneak in cheap gags whenever there’s an opportunity. Why try to craft a perfect punchline when a character can simply break wind?



The story is pure formula, with the hero’s journey template employed to boost Gary’s arc from zero to hero, but there are plenty of supporting characters to distract from the obvious. It’s only a shame there’s not more imagination in the voice casting, finding Lopez a particular head-scratcher in this, his seventh cartoon job in the last five years. Perhaps there’s another sassy, pun-happy Latino actor who could use the work? Shatner is also a disappointment, providing a half-speed performance for a rigidly animated figure. Shanker is meant to intimidate, but Shatner barely has the wind to backup such villainous intentions. Jessica Alba also pops in as a Baab traitor, but she barely makes an impression, which pretty sums up the work of the ensemble, with a few famous names stopping by for cameos and utility work, including Steve Zahn, Bill Hader, and Ricky Gervais, who plays a snarky computer program named “Mr. James Bing.” I think this is some type of James Bond nudge, but like everything else in this effort, it’s too underdeveloped to matter.



Action keeps “Escape from Planet Earth” alert, offering rides on spaceships and rocket boots. There’s plenty of silly business as well, including a food fight and numerous displays of physical humor. What’s missing is a personality to match the passable budget animation, rendering the entire picture bland and inert, trying to skate by on the least amount of effort. It’s an alien tale that crosses the galaxy, with various opportunities for excitement and good fun. Instead of a colorful, carefree ride, the audience is handed a dud. A dud that can’t hold its gas.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson
Director: Cal Brunker

» See full cast & crew


Escape from Planet Earth, Forum Discussions



Topic
Replies
Last post
Escape From Planet Earth 11 Feb 15, 2013


Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review

 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Frozen
3. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
4. RoboCop
5. Gravity
6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
8. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: V...
9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
11. Gravity 3D
12. Despicable Me 2
13. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
14. The Wolf of Wall Street
15. Ride Along

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Transcendence
3. The Raid 2
4. Frozen
5. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
7. RoboCop
8. Noah
9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
10. The LEGO Movie
11. Oculus
12. Under the Skin
13. Rio 2
14. The Grand Budapest Hotel
15. Ride Along

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Gravity
4.  Frozen Planet
5.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
6.  The Pirate Fairy
7.  RoboCop
8.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
9.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
10.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Lone Survivor
2.  RoboCop
3.  The Lego Movie
4.  Sorcerer
5.  The Lego Movie
6.  Noah
7.  The Monuments Men
8.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
9.  Pompeii 3D
10.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  Frozen Planet
$14.99, Save 73%
3.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
$34.99, Save 56%
4.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
5.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$19.99, Save 50%
6.  Mary Poppins
$19.96, Save 50%
7.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$19.96, Save 50%
8.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
9.  Ender's Game
$17.96, Save 55%
10.  Ben-Hur / The Ten Commandments
$9.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Frozen Planet

 United States


$54.98 $14.99





Fairy Tail: Part 8

 United States


$54.98 $26.99





Robots / Horton Hears a Who / Rio

 United States


$34.99 $14.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices