Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. I especially loved the sibling stories and meeting some new-to-Lifenut friends. There were 29 entries. I used a random number generator from random.org. Drumroll:
Comment #20 was Sarah’s.
Again, thanks for playing!
We first saw a preview for Escape From Planet Earth last fall. The kids were intrigued. It’s about brother aliens, Scorch and Gary, who get into big trouble on our own dear planet. We’ve got brothers in our our house. Boy, do we ever. Anyway, as a mom I appreciate movies that depict the relationship, even if troubled, especially when the brothers are very, very different. Do I expect grand lessons from Escape From Planet Earth? Yes. Brotherly love is always a win-win. Here’s what the Weinstein Company says about their newest film to hit theaters:
The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) it’s up to scrawny, risk-averse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure-hungry son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit).
Some of these photos alone crack me up. Look at the alien-baby-wearing Scorch. Just look at him:
Giveaway: We are excited to see Escape From Planet Earth which opens on February 15th in theaters everywhere and you can see it, too. The Weinstein Company is giving away a movie-goers goodie bag. The winner will get popcorn, candy, and movie-watching snacks. But the best part is a $25 giftcard the winner can use toward seeing Scorch and Gary save each other and maybe even the world.
To Enter: Simply leave a comment below. That’s it. No hoops. I’m not going to make you go on a quest or wear three alien babies, make a short film, post it here, or follow me wherever I go online. Just a comment. To make it fun, tell me about your brother or sister and a time they saved you (or you saved them.) But that’s optional. Please note if you’ve never left a comment here or your information has changed, it will go to moderation first.
To Win: On Friday, February 8th at noon MST, I’ll close entries and draw a number using random number generator. I’ll email the lucky winner who will have 24 hours to reply. The prizes will be mailed to you.
(Disclosure: The Weinstein Company sponsored this post and this giveaway and I’ve been compensated. The opinions regarding the plot synopsis, characters, and images are mine. This is not a movie review because I haven’t seen it yet.)
(Edited to reflect a change in the opening date.)