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Entertaining for kids, too generic and dumb for adults....

By Neal Lauther
Written July 30, 2014
This KIDS film is SO predictable and SO generic it makes me want to throw my popcorn at the screen. I have seen the boasting hero that never listens and the nerdy brother all the time. The acting is mostly based on the bad writing in this movie. The animation is good to look at but still, even that doesn't excuse the movie from being bad. The character designs are generic. The main aliens look like the designs of Megamind and Planet 51 had a baby but the movie came out of the bad moments of Monsters vs. Aliens. This movie is annoying. Good for kids, not so funny for adults 2/10. (I hated this movie.)
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Fun for kids

By kristiew_4
Written March 18, 2013
I took my 2 boys and their friends, ages 5-8. They all had fun. I heard their little giggles and some outbursts of laughter throughout. They had a great time, and I thought it was cute too. Not Oscar-winning, but a good option for a Sunday afternoon!
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Escape from Planet Earth

By leslieshanks
Written February 19, 2013
I took 4 kids aged 7-12 and we all really liked the movie. I appreciated that there was nothing particularly "dark" in the movie since most movies run rampant with evil. Even the older boys were good with a little less violence and little more humor. Very cute and enjoyable for all!
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Fun, funny, exciting for the whole family

By Godfather_lover
Written February 19, 2013
Brought my 4 y/o daughter and 6 y/o son, we all enjoyed it. Some nice references that only adults would get, which were funny but not inappropriate.
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escape to planet earth

By flickergrand
Written July 25, 2014
This is a brainless film, almost entirely lacking in imagination, It's so derivative but without adding anything to its sources. The adult wisecracking over the heads of kids is lame, stale and predictable. Everything about this film is formulaic. And the endless violence is offensive, since this film is being marketed to young children. The family relationships are shallow. The humiliation between silblings, while "resolved" at the end, falls short of any true emotional understanding. As grandparents, we have seen many children's films with our grandkids. Our 8-year old granddaughter said she "liked" the film, but she said not a word about it afterwards, a sure sign that it meant nothing to her. The creative team at Dreamworks has done, and I'm sure can do, better.
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