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Review: Found Footage Family Film 'Earth To Echo'|The Playlist
All in all, "Earth to Echo" is passable family entertainment, neither unforgettable nor particularly bad. The kid actors are fairly convincing, even though they too seem to be under the strain of the found footage parameters (since, unlike in traditional narrative features, there's no way to "cut around" them), and the little robot is pretty cute. The fact that director Dave Green was able to shape a genre as inherently cold and gritty as found footage and turn it into something that caused my audience to audibly gasp and "awww," is a testament to his talents as a filmmaker. With the right script and free of aesthetic limitations, he could be a director that could attempt something in the spirit of a Steven Spielberg classic… and actually succeed. [C+]
i made the wife watch Frailty last night, does that count as a "family movie"?