Written July 26, 2014
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 August 20, 2014
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 August 22, 2014
I saw the commercials and figured this would be a pretty good movie. But the only good parts were what was in the commercial... The acting was terrible and the plot wasn't very good either. He has no sense of urgency during the movie at all and he didn't have any real obsticles. The whole movie the dad kept having flash-backs to the same moment and bleeding out.. I mean the beast thing in the end barely even lasted a few minutes before that was over, and Jaden's acting during that scene was iffy. So if you were thinking about seeing this I would suggest you go find another movie like Star Trek or something like that. And if you don't care about my review and are going to go see it I don't suggest bringing kids because it is kind of gory and there are some scary scenes weaved in there, and if you are scared easily just bring somebody to cling to and you'll be good
Written June 07, 2013
A lot of times ill categorize movies as a DVD night or go see it in theaters. This movie border lines the DVD night but I'd much rather it be seen on the big screen. The storyline is good and the acting, well, it's will smith. Jaden is getting better with each role he takes. CGI is top notch and for the type of story it is, the length of the movie was perfect...reference Cast Away. The simple fact that Will Smith is in it makes it a "GO" rate.
Written June 07, 2013
I WENT TO SEE THIS FILM THIS AFTERNOON AND WAS EXTREMELY SAD THAT IT WASN'T AS GOOD AS I HAD HOPED IT WOULD BE...SLOW...PREDICTABLE..AND BORINGGGGG.
WAIT TIL IT COMES OUT ON DVD...YOU WILL BE SOOO GLAD YOU DID.
I KEPT THINGKING THRU TH WHOLE FILM....WISH I HAD GONE TO SEE STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS FOR THE 3RD TIME...THIS SUCKS.....
OH WELL...LIVE AND LEARN