As I sit here watching back-to-back airings of some favorite childhood shows and movies, I’m reminded of how much I love being able to share these favorites with my own children. After taking a trip to Universal Studios a couple years ago and venturing onto a certain extraterrestrial ride, our boys developed an almost overnight interest in all things outer space. Surely, I then introduced them to a handful of movies and that only heightened their interest. Since then, the talk of spaceships and aliens, good and bad, has not died down yet. They often question me on what we would do if we found an alien or if an alien found us. Usually, I’m a bit taken aback by these questions because, after all, what WOULD you do?
On July 2nd, a new film asks a group of teens exactly that.
In Earth to Echo, a group of friends come across a special something that takes them on a whirlwind adventure.
Tuck, Munch, and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.
Based on a story by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay and directed by Dave Green, Earth to Echo is sure to be a hit with fans everywhere, young and old. It is the extravagant extraterrestrial must-see film of this generation and I am so incredibly excited to share that same sense of wonder, imagination, and adventure with my own children.
Earth to Echo is the perfect way to kick off your summer. Will you be seeing it?