Five Great Sci-Fi Flicks Coming To Netflix In February
Earth to Echo (February 18)
Another kid’s film that surprised me by how well it got the details, if not an entirely pleasing overall story, Dave Green’s feature debut Earth to Echo is the E.T. for a generation of youths whose maturity is inherently intertwined with advances in technology. Three young boys — Alex (Teo Halm), Tuck (Astro), and comedic standout Munch (Reese Hartwig) — team with Emma (Ella Wahlestedt) in trying to figure out what’s happening when they stumble upon a strange signal leading them into the desert. They find a small alien they call Echo, but it’s best not to know where else this found-footage-ish flick goes.