~I received Earth to Echo on Blu-ray Combo as a Fox Home Entertainment Insider. Opinions and stories are my own.~
The recently released Earth to Echo is a story about how friendship no knows boundaries. Shot in found footage format, it shares the journey of Alex, Tuck and Munch, an inseparable group of friends facing the real world challenges of separation. As a highway construction project begins destroying their suburb, their families are forced to move away. On their last night with Alex they all decide to go out to the desert and begin an eventful night that changes all of their lives.
Earth to Echo features an excellent cast: Teo Halm (Bukowski) as Alex, Brian Bradley (Red Band Society) as Tuck, Reese Hartwig (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) as Munch and Ella Wahlestedt (Goosebumps) as Emma. And multiple Bonus Features, including:
- Creating the Truck Scene
- Casting the Characters
- We Made That!: The Making of Earth to Echo
- Friends No Matter How Far
- Deleted Scenes
The premise of the film is to show viewers that no matter how far away your friends are, they are still close to your heart. It’s a wonderful piece for children, tweens and teens that have ever dealt with moving away from a friend or being away from someone they care about. Earth to Echo goes beyond the stars to teach us what friendship truly means.
Although it’s been said that it has an E.T. feel, there are a great many differences. However, I can see how it would be the Ex-terrestrial movie for the younger generations to grow up with and Echo is one of the sweetest sci-fi creations out there. Plus, I think it’s a pretty modern and interesting perspective to have it shot found footage style through their phones and cameras!
You can find more information about Earth to Echo on the website as well as see other videos and stills from the film.
Giveaway Winner: Audra O.