Written February 10, 2016
This movie promised to be good, but it was slow, the acting was flat (even though Will Smith's character was supposed to be flat....but it was detrimental to the movie). I walked out of the movie, and I haven't done that since 1989. Not worth the pay of the ticket.
Written January 18, 2017
The beginning was Okay
after the crash everything SUCKED BIG TIME
The ending was Okay!.
A waste of my time and money!.
Written February 21, 2017
Family Movie. It was touching and exciting. A feel good trust and connecting relationship. Beautiful. I get it. Both myself and my son rate it a 7 out of 10 at Best. I will purchase when it comes out.
Written February 24, 2017
I can't believe there are critics who say this is a must see. It had the star power and a good idea. Unfortunately Jaden Smith dragged it down. I never believed he was an elite soldier recruit, nor did I see any sense of urgency to save his father.
Had this been recast, it may have done better
Written December 11, 2016
I enjoyed the film and felt that Kitai's character was fleshed out pretty well. It was established that he was smart and had some field training although he fell short of proving himself to be a ranger while in the academy. Hey, he was a young teen living with some serious scars and a hero dad who was out saving the world but not his family. The fact that Will's character was severely injured and unable to move his lower body allowed him to feel real fear for his son who had a daunting task to undertake. It would have been nice to see him cry or agonize more but that may have been out of character. It would have also been nice to see more terrorizing creatures. I think there were four if you include the insect. The ones they had were pretty cool. Not sure that a human can actually outrun several monkeys. All in all, the movie held my attention and was entertaining. It empowered a young man who didn't know what he had in him. I also liked the capability of his suit and the mother bird.