Escape From Planet Earth Movie Review

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 by

Have you seen Escape from Planet Earth yet with your kids?


About Escape From Planet Earth

The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to 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, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure hungry son Kip.


We had the pleasure of being invited to the advanced screening about 2 weeks ago. Rushing from Atlantic County to Camden County in rush hour traffic, we barely made it in time. A special thanks to Allied Marketing for holding our seats and I am glad they did and we got to see it. What a great movie!


Escape from Planet Earth is a 3D movie but it’s not over the top. There were aliens and bad guys but it never got to be too much for little kids. The alien monsters are similar to what you might see in other animated kid movies these days with aliens or monsters.   It never got to a point where the movie became scary. All 3 of my boys (ages 4, 6, and 8) and my husband, Gary (lol) loved it.

Escape From Planet Earth mixes humor into the story and shares some important messages.

  • Anybody can be a hero. (In Escape, we see several characters take on heroic characteristics.)
  • No matter how much brothers might fight, in the end they need each other, and great things can be accomplished when they work together.
  • Don’t underestimate your dad.
  • Stay at home moms are just as fabulous as those who work outside the home.
  • We are all unique and special.


I loved that this movie had humor that appealed to teens and parents without being inappropriate. The characters were able to battle each other without being overly violent or using offensive language. I came out of the movie thinking this was a really awesome movie. And as the mom of three boys who often forget they’re on the same team this was just the movie to show them that they are.

Go see Escape From Planet Earth with the kids, we know you’ll love it as much as we did.


Want to have more fun after you’ve watched Escape From Planet Earth, download the educational and fun Escape From Planet Earth activity guide.


Need more help selecting family friendly movies? Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Family Movie Reviews series.

In full disclosure, we were provided with tickets to the advanced screening of Escape From Planet Earth to make our review possible. As always, our opinions are honest and based on our own experiences with the movie.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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