Escape from Planet Earth | Movie review
An animated kid flick is mostly harmless.
The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as “mostly harmless,” a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler. Brawny Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser), hero of the planet Baab, responds to a distress call from Earth. Trapped by Area 51 overlord Shanker (William Shatner), Scorch learns to respect his nerdy rescuing brother (Rob Corddry) and stop calling him a “computer-lovin’ mama’s boy.” Alongside jokes about product placement and actual plugs for 7-Eleven (kids will want a Slurpee afterward), lessons about teamwork are rendered in passable CGI.