Film Review and Competition: Earth to Echo

Earth to Echo is an interesting kids film. For starters, it’s live action, and in terms of kids films, especially kids films with aliens in them, that’s fairly unusual in this day and age.

What’s more Earth to Echo a found footage film, like the Blair Witch Project or more recently the sci fi thriller Chronicle. We initially weren’t convinced that this sort of format would suit a kids film but surprisingly it lets you get much closer to the action and the reactions of the characters.

In term of plot, the film follows three lads when a mysterious construction project begins digging in their street. Best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex start receiving strange, encoded messages on their mobile phones. Filming themselves and uploading evidence as they go the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help.

The kids carry off their roles pretty well considering their age and the unorthodox style of shooting for a kids film. There’s no overacting, that’s for sure and for the most part they carry it off well. Clocking in at 100 minutes, the film is just about the right length, balances some very impressive action sequences with that all to rare thing in modern cinema, dialogue.

Earth to Echo makes a good change from usual kids fair, and is well worth a watch.

I have three copies of Earth to Echo on DVD for lucky readers. Just  tell me what your favourite children’s Christmas film is in the comments below and fill in the rafflecopter. Good Luck

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57 Responses

  1. mummy24 19th November 2014 / 7:12 am

    home alone!<br /><br />Ashleigh

  2. Jayne 19th November 2014 / 7:26 pm

    I really like the santa Clause. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. kazza ham 23rd November 2014 / 3:07 pm


  4. Anonymous 23rd November 2014 / 3:10 pm

    polar express from belinda porter

  5. Kelly Hooper 24th November 2014 / 1:35 pm

    The Snowman

  6. Ser 24th November 2014 / 3:05 pm


  7. Anonymous 24th November 2014 / 5:53 pm

    I love all the Home Alone films they are so funny the childrenlove them

  8. Katie Witherington 24th November 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Mickey&#39;s Christmas Carol, have to watch it every christmas, the video we had as a kid was watched loads over christmas actually went through several videos as we wore a few out watching it so much.

  9. Hannah Smith 24th November 2014 / 6:35 pm

    polar express!!<br /><br /><br />@smeethsaysfashn on twitter

  10. rugmaker 24th November 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Muppet Christmas Carol

  11. Kez 24th November 2014 / 8:17 pm

    The Snowman

  12. Tim Gillett 24th November 2014 / 8:32 pm

    The snowman. Classic and silent, but good tunes and great animation for it&#39;s time. :)<br />

  13. cathyj 24th November 2014 / 8:47 pm

    got to be elf

  14. Maria Jane Knight 24th November 2014 / 9:50 pm

    The Snowman – its as magical to me as it was the first time i saw it when i was just a little girl &lt;3

  15. leiajulie 24th November 2014 / 10:37 pm

    the grinch who stole christmas

  16. Kim Plant 25th November 2014 / 2:25 pm

    I love home alone and my kids x

  17. Gareth 25th November 2014 / 3:41 pm

    Home alone without a doubt!!

  18. natz101 25th November 2014 / 4:12 pm

    Santa Claus: The Movie

  19. Karis 25th November 2014 / 4:14 pm

    Jingle All The Way

  20. spearce 25th November 2014 / 7:28 pm

    santa claus the movie

  21. sassyesque 25th November 2014 / 11:51 pm

    Its possibly more of an older kids film but I liked Scrooged and latterly Gremlins.

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