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Escape From Planet Earth review

Check out our review of Escape From Planet Earth - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

Escape From Planet Earth

Certificate: U

Voices of: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry

Release date: 2013

2 out of 5


A sci-fi animated adventure for younger viewers, this cute but forgettable tale has butch, heroic (and blue-skinned) alien astronaut Scorch Supernova (Fraser) sent on a mission to a dangerous, hostile planet (can you guess which one?). Captured on his arrival and imprisoned with a gaggle of quirky fellow aliens, Scorch can only be rescued by one person – his nerdy, scrawny and very reluctant brother Gary (Corddry).

While there is nothing new or unpredictable about this cartoon, it’s cute enough and zips along at a good pace. Brightly coloured, about as scary as a bowl of custard, and with a not-too-cloying message (anyone can be a hero), this is perfect for little ones not quite ready for scarier aliens just yet.

Is Escape From Planet Earth suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...


If you like this, why not try: Monsters Vs Aliens, Planet 51, Wall.E, Wreck-It Ralph, Robots,