‘Earth’ echoes older, better films

July 2, 2014 4:05 AM

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‘Earth’ echoes older, better films

“Earth to Echo,” the debut feature film from Dave Green (TV’s “Zombie Roadkill”), is another found-footage item, meaning in this case the film is shot by the minors playing the lead characters. Are there no child labor laws?

Scripted by Henry Gayden (“Zombie Roadkill”) and producer Andrew Panay (“When in Rome”), the film is egregiously derivative of the aforementioned Steven Spielberg 1982 landmark “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” as well as the Spielberg-produced Richard Donner kiddie adventure film “The Goonies” (1985). W...

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