As the story progress, and as the boys get convinced that something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and follow the signals to the place their maps indicate. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: they found a small alien who has become stranded on earth whom they named Echo.
The rest of the film is all about the kids trying to protect Echo and help him find his way home after rebuilding his spacecraft.
While Earth to Echo may have been panned by some critics for picking up different things from different films, there is no doubt that it has successfully created its own space with a found-footage style filming, decent acting and enough special effects.
I found the story and characters very interesting; moreover, I guess the found-footage style filming with shaky camera does work for this film. Other than superheroes and animated flicks, kids will also like this movie for its simple story and the cute little animated character Echo.
Starring: Teo Halm (Alex), Brian “Astro” Bradley (Tuck), Reese Hartwig (Munch) Ella Wahlestedt (Emma)
Directed by: Dave Green
Genre: Family Adventure
Released year: 2014
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