I grew up with the classics – Stand By Me, Goonies and E.T. Those movies made me feel good when I was a kid and I always wanted to seek out my own adventures. I could relate to those movies in that feel good, don’t rush to grow up way. I couldn’t wait till my kids were old enough to watch my favorites with me. Earth to Echo is exactly what was missing from this generation. It brings back the good ol’ family movie filled with mystery, excitement and wonder.
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.
As with all good movies, relationships are the core. The friendships these kids have is inspiring and something I longed for as a kid. Kids these days haven’t changed, they still have the same feelings and they are still just as adventurous, only with a little more technology.
Duke had the opportunity to interview the cast members from the film – see the video here! You can also take your kids on an epic adventure with the Earth to Echo Geocaching Adventure – a real life treasure hunt.
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Coverage brought to you by Surf and Sunshine Contributing Journalist Xenia. (You can visit her blog at Raised by Culture). She attended a press event for this film courtesy of Relativity Media. All thoughts are her own.