Overview A group of misfits discover a friendly alien life form which needs their help to go home. Review (with Spoilers) Let me start off by saying I never saw E.T. so I can’t make any comparisons to it. However, based on the little bit I’ve seen of E.T., I can understand the comparisons. For…
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A group of misfits discover a friendly alien life form which needs their help to go home.
Review (with Spoilers)
Let me start off by saying I never saw E.T. so I can’t make any comparisons to it. However, based on the little bit I’ve seen of E.T., I can understand the comparisons. For with Echo being a cute, and highly marketable, little being interacting with outcast children, comparisons are bound to happen. Now, whether this has the makings for a modern version, or it stands out on its own, read below.
Characters & Story
With a superhighway being built through their neighborhood, best friends Alex (Teo Halm), Tuck (Astro), and Munch (Resse Hartwig) are going to end up split up by the end of the week. Tuck though is trying to find some way to keep the group together by exploring why their cell phones are acting strangely. He thinks it deals with these weird construction dudes and plans to hopefully find something to stop the neighborhood from being demolished. Unbeknownst to him, though, alongside his boys and a girl named Emma (Ella Wahlestedt), he finds something which probably needs them much more than they need it.
To start off, Echo is a very cute entity. The kind that if I was still little, I would definitely want a plush doll to squeeze as I go to sleep.
Echo aside, however, even with us learning little things like Alex is a foster kid, Tuck is utterly ignored in his family, and Munch is just, strange, it doesn’t seem like enough to really make these kids stand out in the slew of kid films released. For while they fight, there are moments of tears, and their journey to help Echo is certainly not easy, strangely this movie doesn’t leave any lasting impression. I mean, you’ll remember how cute Echo was, but with the film giving each character a sob story not really delved into, ultimately they all end up being rather forgettable.
Overall: Skip It
Echo is cute, but the movie, even by kid film standards, just isn’t much to watch. The kids aren’t that interesting, or memorable, and even their journey doesn’t hold your attention. Hence the Skip It label for while the film is a breeze to get through, it doesn’t leave any lasting impressions.
Things to Note
This is probably the shortest review you will find on here.
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