Written July 26, 2016
You'll realize... After Earth disappoints. The movie falls flat in a variety of ways, but perhaps the largest reason is due to the fact that almost the entirety of the film hangs upon Jaden Smith- who can do nothing but have his face resemble this emoticon the entire movie ":((". This issue is compounded by the fact that Will Smith- in order to be an Ursa killing machine- displays no emotion or feelings at all. In fact, no one in this movie displays any tangible emotion of any kind besides Zoe Kravits, who I would say is the stand out of the whole film (...which says a lot about the quality of the film). The movie also faces some pacing issues, and the climax of the whole thing is so lackluster that you'll be left leaving the movie asking, "HOW?"
Jaden Smith proves throughout the film that he is incapable of helming his own movie, and should as of now, return to acting school.
Written June 26, 2016
There is so much that could have been done with this. The dialogue was pathetic and the acting was subpar thruout. Considering 75% of the film is two people talking to each other that is just not acceptable.
Then you get to the end credits and the director who shall not be named is responsible for the film, the only good thing I can say is at least the ******* didn't have one of his surprise plot twist endings.
Someone explain how Shamalamadingdong keeps getting projects?
Written July 30, 2016
Movie was good. Not great. Not one of Will's best. Just laid there most of the movie. Young Smith did a good job for his first action movie but needs to grow into the adult type of character to be believable.
Written August 30, 2016
This is a great movie as it actually has a story beyond all the normal gunfire and mayhem we have gotten used too. Jaden carries a great big production with the help of his Dad and we loved it!
Written September 28, 2016
As I watched the credits roll and saw that the director was M. Night Shyamalan I was disappointed that he would even consider releasing this movie. Most of his other work has had some substance which this film clearly lacked.
I was surprised that the ship was able to make interstellar space trips, but couldn't keep track of the asteroids. Then too the emergency beakons(only two) were not housed in something that would protect it from a crash.
To watch Kitai make his journey to the only surviving beacon was tedious at best. Chypher’s comment that the planet’s life forms had evolved to kill humans was a bit contrived. The life forms didn’t know humans from anything else that seemed easy to kill and eat. The giant bird saving Kati was a real stretch too.
All in all the film was very predictable and not very exciting. Save your money and time and skip this fluff.