I love taking my son to the movies. Okay, part of it is has to do with having an excuse to eat candy and drink a 40 oz fountain Diet Coke. But mostly it’s because so many of the animated movies that have come out in recent years (“Despicable Me,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Megamind,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” etc.) are aimed at both parents and kids. From the hidden innuendos to the pop culture references to the smart, witty writing, I’ve found myself laughing alongside my son during many a film.
Next on our list? The 3D animated movie “Escape from Planet Earth,” which I think was quite literally made for my son, who is fascinated with anything involving outer space, aliens and spaceships.
Here’s the synopsis: Astronaut Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser) is a national hero on his home planet, Baab, pulling off amazing, daring acts of bravery with the help of his nerdy brother, Gary (the hilarious Rob Corddry, who almost made me pee my pants in “Hot Tub Time Machine”.)
The brothers learn about an SOS from a “notoriously dangerous planet,” and Scorch recklessly bounds off for another exciting mission – despite his brother’s warnings – and ends up in a trap set by the evil Shanker (the awesome William Shatner). It’s then up to the scrawny and cautious Gary to be the hero and save not only his brother, but also his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure-seeking son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit).
Check out the trailer:
Looks fun, right? Wait – it gets even better. I have an exclusive “Escape from Planet Earth” prize pack to give away to one lucky reader!
The pack includes an activity book and crayons, a tattoo sheet, a backpack clip and a $25 Visa gift card for you to use towards a movie night to see “Escape from Planet Earth” when it’s released nationwide on February 15.
Trust me, your kids will love you for this.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Weinstein Co. The opinions and text are all mine.