Saturday, July 11, 2015

Earth to Hayley... I mean Echo

I've cried over a ton of movies. The notebook, The book Thief, The fault in our stars, etc. I cry for the characters in these movies and for their situation not mine. This didn't make it any less emotional of course at the time, but after watching the movie called Earth to Echo... All those movies are just good movies and nothing more. Earth To Echo, a pg kids movie, has hit me harder then a baseball bat ever could and and has touched me more then any other movie or story I've watched and read. According to Google the summary of this movie is as follows,
  1. "After a construction project begins in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck (Brian "Astro" Bradley), Alex (Teo Halm) and Munch (Reese C. Hartwig) begin receiving strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. They immediately inform their parents and the authorities, but when no one takes them seriously, the youths decide to crack the code themselves and trace the messages to their source. The youths' curiosity leads them to a robotic extraterrestrial who desperately needs their help."

    I've heard from everyone that this movie sucks and that it was a knockoff of E.T. But I guess I really can't go off of people's opinion anymore because this movie has put me in tears for an hour now. Maybe the sources that mislead me to believe that Earth to Echo was just another movie didn't see the power in this movie. Or maybe they just haven't been in my shoes. Either way it doesn't change the fact that this movie was about a lot more then Sci-fi and returning home a little Alien three kids named Echo. This movie was about friendship. Real friends people. I've never been one for the whole gossip thing, rumors, etc, but this movie made it seem pointless. Distance, sports, weight, race, arrogance, Narrow mindedness, fake people, fake promises, FAKE FRIENDS...Pointless and irrelevant. It made excuses foreign but forgiveness as important as a friend. Who are these people that stop being your friend for any reason these days. What is that? No you stick with a friend through the hard times and the good ones. You stick with a friend during that move and the years that follow. *Spoiler Alert* During this movie 3/4 best friends moved in completely different directions. Several years later they met up again and act like nothing ever happened. They mentioned that, "Distance is a mind game. No matter where you are in the universe distance won't break a true friendship." This movie opened my eyes, my brain, as well as close all the old doors and opened the new. 

    Although that was indeed a rant I'm at a loss for words with this movie. I've always been intrigued and felt connections with characters in any story (movies and books) but I've never connected so much with characters before. *spoiler alert* This whole movie was about returning this little Alien dude back to his planet while going on this wild adventure on their last night together before they all moved. The adventures reminded me of my own with my friends back in Pa. The characters all being in their own little 3-friend-groupe because they didn't fit in with anyone else as always been me and my friends. The open minded-ness and outcast-ness of these individuals reminded me so much of myself. Then the whole "last night" thing, the big night before the first friend moved, I too spent it with my very best friend. And then on top of all this the move itself and how it didn't separate me from my three best true friends.
    So I guess I'll end this by saying if you have the chance PLEASE watch Earth to Echo, it might touch you like it touched me
    ~Hugs From Hayley

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