Written May 31, 2013
The movie was great! No bad language or excessive gore. Just a great action "edge of your seat" movie. Everything was well thought out and the acting was spot on. If Will Smith seems a bit emotionless in the trailers, its because he is supposed to be. This will be added to my DVD collection when it comes out.
Written June 12, 2013
I THINK ALL THE LOW RATINGS HAD TO COME FROM PEOPLE WHO THINK BAD LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL OVERTONES IS A MUST TO MAKE A GOOD MOVIE. THE MOVIE WAS OUTSTANDING AND CAN'T BELIEVE THE LOW RATINGS. ACTING WAS OUTSTANDING AND RECOMMEND FOR MOST AGES.
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT MOVIE!!!
Written October 24, 2014
I didn't know who directed After Earth until I saw the credits. All of a sudden the mediocrity of this movie made sense.
After Earth has an audience, but it's not who the trailers targeted. It would make a good watch for pre-teens and young teens.
As for everyone else?... The plot is extra predictable and extra slooooow. The acting ranges from below average (Will) to bad (Jaden). It seems as if Will is coaching Jaden on how to act out scenes as opposed to his character coaching his son to be a better rain-jah (ranger).
After Earth could have been creative and intelligent. Instead it ended up being a slow paced, light actioned, painfully acted, poorly CGI'd, plot hole ridden excuse for a sci-fi flick.
Hopefully a better director will one day remake this promising story with more creatures, science, action, and effort.
There are no scenes during or after the credits.
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Written June 01, 2013
Convuluted and didn't make a lot of sense. Too much evolution after only 1000 years. Birds wouldn't grow that big, would be too heavy to fly, couldn't lift that much weight, wouldn't show compassion or gratitude and sacrafice its own life for a human. There was no indication of what enemy they were fighting. The ursa creature wasn't any kind of army for the military to fight. It was just an individual dangerous creature. Why would the air become that toxic after only 1000 years? There was no indication of battle or widespread destruction. I wanted to snooze through the whole thing. I went to too much trouble and expense to see this muddied up mess.
Written May 31, 2013
It takes an extraordinary actor to act in a movie where his screen time is 90% of the movie. Was Jaden up to the challenge? ALMOST. He still lacks some finesse and diction ability. The movie was scary and engaging with a predictable outcome, but M Night Shyamalan did push the actors in the right direction. SIDEBAR: Mrs. Smith is the best business mind in Hollywood, bar none. This Black women impresses the heck out of me. She is truly the WOMAN behind the MAN.