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Newest Trailer for Earth to Echo still has that all too familiar feeling

May. 28, 2014by: Graham McMorrow
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I can’t help but get the Barenaked Ladies song “It's All Been Done” out of my head after watching the newest trailer for the sci-fi family adventure film EARTH TO ECHO. Maybe it’s just me, but take it for a spin and set me straight in the comments. It's a found footage movie that follows a group of friends who find an alien that needs their help getting home. Like our own Alex Maidy pointed out with the last trailer, it still reminds me of movies like E.T. and BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED.

Let’s see if the synopsis sings a different tune:

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home.

No it does not. It's CHRONICLE for kids with an alien that looks like a live-action EVE from WALL-E; they’re going to love this shit. While I’ll admit that aliens and adventure make for some of the best summer movies, I just wish this was offering something (anything) new.

EARTH TO ECHO opens July 2 2014.

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7:54AM on 05/29/2014

Why show the alien???

I would have liked this so much better if they hadn't revealed the alien. Admittedly, it looks like a cross between EVE and Johnny 5, but I would have been much happier if they'd left the big reveal to the movie.
I would have liked this so much better if they hadn't revealed the alien. Admittedly, it looks like a cross between EVE and Johnny 5, but I would have been much happier if they'd left the big reveal to the movie.
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10:41PM on 05/28/2014

"it still reminds me of movies like E.T. and BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED."

I'm pretty sure that's the point. Everyone loved the 80's kids sci-fi nostalgia thing when it was attached to Super 8. Maybe it only took one film to scratch that itch for most people, though?
I'm pretty sure that's the point. Everyone loved the 80's kids sci-fi nostalgia thing when it was attached to Super 8. Maybe it only took one film to scratch that itch for most people, though?
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9:00PM on 05/28/2014
Didn't know Astro from X Factor would be in this. He's pretty annoying. There isn't a reason this needs to be a found footage movie but I'm all for more children's adventures movies. We need more Goonieses, Monster Squads or even Stand By Mes today.
Didn't know Astro from X Factor would be in this. He's pretty annoying. There isn't a reason this needs to be a found footage movie but I'm all for more children's adventures movies. We need more Goonieses, Monster Squads or even Stand By Mes today.
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9:43PM on 05/28/2014
Monster Squad! Yes.
Monster Squad! Yes.
1:19AM on 05/29/2014
Don't fMonster Squad actually still holds up today, just watched it last week.
Don't fMonster Squad actually still holds up today, just watched it last week.
1:20AM on 05/29/2014
Dont f = don't forget The Sandlot lol
Dont f = don't forget The Sandlot lol
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