Written August 04, 2015
The movie had a great concept and plot but after all the promotional hype about the evolution of earth without humans 1000 years down the road, I went into the theater expecting some fascinatingly weird things, both animal and plant, to confront our heroes. What I was presented was just so disappointing. There were no new bad ***creatures and deadly plants...only animals I can see in the zoo right now, every day (albeit with a little added makeup to make them more interesting). Man, what a bunch of hype.
The other problem I had with this movie is that for it to be a summer blockbuster, it was just too slow, lacking the "Fast and Furious," and "Star Trek" thrill-a-minute action scenes. It's what audiences expect for this type of movie. The few suspense and action scenes that are in the move are great, but there are just too few.
I'm just disappointed. With added thrills and action, this could have been a great flick. What possibilities! Unfortunately, it's only pretty good.
Written July 29, 2015
The story was okay, the visual effects were nice but not too amazing like Iron Man or Star Trek.
Turn OFF: The material used to show the starship after crashed it seemed not believable. (more new age starship kind it, like curtains. cloths all over ???, etc)
The rest was interesting to see the son growing through his challenges.
I was concerned about the director which with the exception of the six sense and maybe signs (the end was so, so) the last half dozen movies that he did were not that great.
For me he is good in building the initial suspense and you think something amazing is going to happen but by the end of the movie unfortunately most of the time it comes out short (mentally when you see, you think is that it ???). If he could improve his endings I think it would help him. This movie was not too bad, predictable but with a nice ok end.
Written October 06, 2015
It seems that M. Knight Shaymalan didn't eve try. We picked out scenes that were ripped off from all old and latest TV show and movies. He ad a great few years of production but went downhill fast. I would say to get ff his fat ***if he is going to produce a movie and take our money.
Written October 05, 2015
I am a huge Will Smith fan so my review will be biased. I thought the development of the relationship between father and son was great...as for the action?? It was okay, at times, gory. I would not take a small child to see this like some adults in the theater do. P.S. I LOVE WILL!
Written April 26, 2015
I loved the movie but the accent could have been left where it was generated. The movie gave more than i BARGAIN for as there were many moments where you were surprised by something and it balanced. I would recommend this movie to anyone but not really small children.. At points i even used this movie to give educational lessons to the kids.....nothing like explaining anatomy and challenging the kids to explain why something is happening.