Earth to Echo – Ein Abenteuer so groß wie das Universum (2014)25K
Earth to Echo – Ein Abenteuer so groß wie das Universum: Directed by Dave Green. With Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt. After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.
“I was really excited about this movie after watching the trailer. Unfortunately, I think the trailer picked up the most stable of the shots.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlthough there was a strong resemblance to E.T., and I could relate to The Goonies too a little bit, the movie got off to a good start and it maintained the pace throughout.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThree buddies, Tuck, Alex and Munch are soon to be separated by a construction project causing their families to move. Tuck, an amateur videographer almost always has a camera handy and tapes all moments with his friends. A few days before the move, all their cell phones start behaving weirdly. Alex discovers itu0026#39;s a map and soon their last night together turns into an adventure. Tuck tapes the whole adventure and we see the story from whatever was taped (found footage).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eCons: 1. Shaky cam – Iu0026#39;m usually neutral to shaky cam. I know itu0026#39;s supposed to be amateur footage, but why subject the audience to a dizzying IMAX screen of shaky cam the entire length of the movie? I was fortunately sitting in the back but I felt sorry for the people in the front rows. If youu0026#39;re prone to motion sickness, do not watch this. Even I take better videos than this with my hand-held camera.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e2. Screen time of Echo – Given that the movie is about an alien, the screen time of Echo is very less. I would have loved to see more of Echo definitely. The departure of Echo is rather abrupt.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e3. Unnecessary character – Emma was definitely a purposefully introduced and totally unnecessary character.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePros: 1. Good acting – By all the three kids. They did their part well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e2. Good soundtrack – I think the music plays only for a few minutes in the movie but I liked it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e3. Good graphics – The graphics were really nice. Echo and rest of the sequences were well done.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLike another review, I would consider this more of a good rental movie than one thatu0026#39;s good to see in the theater.”