After Earth (12A)

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After Earth

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Time Out says

Tue Jun 4 2013

What’s the must-have gift for Hollywood’s rich kids this year? A pony? A Ferrari? How about the lead role in a major summer blockbuster conceived, produced by and starring your megastar dad? ‘After Earth’ sees Will Smith as the improbably named Cypher Raige, noble warrior of a future race who struggles to connect to his hero-worshipping son, Kitai, played with quiet assurance by Smith’s son Jaden. When the pair crash on post-human earth, it’s up to Raige Jr to retrieve the homing beacon and save both their lives.

To be fair, this father-son project isn’t as bad as it might have been: Jaden is a charismatic lead, and there’s some nice visual design. But the recruitment of increasingly questionable director M Night Shyamalan (‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘The Happening’, ‘The Last Airbender’) was a misstep – the action is sluggish, while the theoretically justifiable decision to give every performer a bland, Boston-ish non- accent gets weird, fast.

Most disappointing is the film’s lack of ambition, as what could have been a sparky mainstream space opera becomes just another tedious jungle chase movie.

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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Jun 7, 2013

Duration:

100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

M Night Shyamalan

Cast:

Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman

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Jihad

The movie was not that bad defiantly could of been more action but jaden acting was great will smith was so so. The accent was annoying It was a about a father and son bonding while one a mission I would watch it with my 7yr old son.

chris

I was really looking forward to this movie. Five minutes of this horrible piece of crap was all i could handle. Too bad, good actors bad directing, you need. to retire M Night.

shelton dailey

I thought it was thee worst movie and acting I've seen from Will Smith...I disliked everything about this movie from the horrible story it was trying to tell ,did I say acting yet?LOL , and most of all that awful accent they chose to use... I give this a minus 5... DO NOT BOTHER WATCHING THIS FILM IN YOUR LIFE... EVERRRRR! As a matter of fact I didn't wanna even leave it one star but had to to post this....lmao....b

Dimitris

This is a truly bad film: the plot is nonexistent, the action scenes unexciting and the idea that fear is an option is silly (but it enables the hero to suddenly transform into a killing machine in the end). Also the course of events is predictable and there is no tension, no sense that the hero is being hunted by a monster in the jungle. Lastly, Will Smith gives his worst performance and the visual effects are scarce and unimpressive. For a complete review look here: http://argonautis.eu/after_earth.htm

long cat

An overlong drawn out waste of time. Thin as anything storyline and Will smith as emotional as a brick. Some nice scenery but pointless as the acting and storyline is wooden. Avoid this.