My youngest daughter (age seven) and I saw Escape from Planet Earth (The Weinstein Company). The animated movie is about an alien astronaut who comes to Earth because of a SOS signal. But instead of rescuing someone, the alien ends up getting captured. My daughter loved the film. I enjoyed it too, but I think this is one of those movies that children will enjoy more than parents will. Escape from Planet Earth is out in theaters now.
Fox Home Entertainment sent me a DVD screener to review The Watch on my dad blog. The movie is about a neighborhood watch group that uncovers an alien behind a murder. The film is entertaining even though it’s a bit predictable. The Watch will be available on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow (November 13th).
My son and I saw a screening of Battleship (Universal Pictures) on Tuesday. It’s an action film about an alien invasion. There’s a lot of action and mayhem in the movie. The story is loosely based on the Hasbro Battleship game. Battleship [Facebook | Twitter] opens in theater today. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of Battleship.
The 411 for Battleship
|The story||Alien space ships land in the Pacific Ocean and attack Earth|
|Appropriateness for children||Some bad language and a lot of intense action scenes and explosions. No nudity or sex scenes, but there is one slightly provocative scene.|
|Release date||May 18, 2012|
|Rating||PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and bad language|
I saw a screening of The Darkest Hour (Summit Entertainment) last night. It’s a sci-fi movie about a bunch of invisible aliens invading Earth. Bottom line: the film looked promising when the aliens invaded within the first 15 minutes of the story. But then the movie became predictable and there was very little suspense. If you want to see a recent movie about aliens invading Earth, you’re better off watching Cowboys & Aliens on DVD. The Darkest Hour opens on Christmas day. The 89-minute movie is rated PG-13 for violence and language.