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Being Smart Isn't Cool

By ima_writing_nutt
Written September 19, 2014
This movie teaches kids that it is not cool to be smart or be a scientist. While the smart brother saves the day in the end, the constant degrading comments about being a nerd is what will stick with kids. This movie teaches kids that being a scientist is boring and means you're boring. They made comments toward Gary (the smart brother) that being smart meant he had no social life in high school and it was unbelievable that he was able to score a hot wife. In other words, being smart isn't cool. The comments "turn your brain off" and "thinking means doing nothing" made me livid. Science and smarts is what saves the day in the end, but does science and smarts get any glory? Almost none! This movie teaches kids that being smart and being a scientist isn't cool, which is a message that shouldn't be sent to our kids.
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ehhh

By dc7223
Written September 21, 2014
Nothing too special about the this movie. The only chuckles from the audience came during a few sight gag moments. The dialogue lacked any significant wit or charm. This is a rental.
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Cool movie, keeps you interested!

By Just_DBJ
Written February 20, 2013
Obviously great for kids, but very interesting and funny for the adults. It's funny how different age groups experience something else when watching the same film. All good things in this little movie though. :D
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Escape from planet Earth

By heidi9005
Written February 19, 2013
It was your typical good guys vs. bad guys movie. Which I am not a very big fan of, all cartoon movies seem to be like this. There were some funny parts and the some of the graphics were impressive. I think it was okay. My seven old said 'it was good, kind...little too much drama'.
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Escape Fom Planet Earth

By chromehero
Written September 03, 2014
Overall good 'kid-flick' without insulting the intelligence. Good fun, and good to hear some familiar voices. Includes a recognition of some of us 'old-timers' by having a nod to the Beatles. Clean, funny, tried-and-true plot with a new twist. Might be worth saving the theatre money and simply buying it when it comes out.
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