The story takes place on 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 brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA.Written by
The logo painted on the trucks that take Gary to the secret military compund says "51 Flavors." This is not only a nod to "Area 51" (the worst kept secret military base in the middle of the Nevada desert), but it is also a nod to Baskin-Robbins who boasts they have "31 Flavors." See more »
According to the Halley family, their name is actually pronounced Hall-Lee not Hail-Lee. Some characters in the film get this wrong. See more »
Scorch, Scorch, Come in Do you read me? come on, Scorch Answer me. You haven't run off and done something reckless have you?
Gary, We've got a problem!
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Much like the, certainly better, "A Cat in Paris", the generically titled "Escape from Planet Earth" inhabits the lower bounds of what can be considered a theatrical release. Essentially, the movie is Sesame Street's Earnie and Burt were aliens from the planet Bob (spelled "BAAB") held captive on "the Dark Planet" (earth) by "Dr. Stangelove's..." General Turgidson (voiced by the incomparable William Shatner) with predictable outcomes. Dissimilar from similar recent children's cartoon fair ("Monsters vs. Aliens", "Hotel Transylvania", etc.) the film does not contain referential humor and smart asides aimed at the supervising adults or the brighter little nippers. The film does contain all of the color and motion you would expect from bringing to the kids to see the "Madgascar" series and the soundtrack here is actually slightly superior as it relies less on 1990's dance tunes (yes, there is the requisite dance number at the end that all the animated characters - whether they survived or not - participate in). In short, wait for this short, empty calorie trifle to make it to pay-per-view on your cable box for a fraction of the cost.
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