Written January 27, 2015
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 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 November 23, 2014
Thought it was excellent. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat and the special effects were good without being overwhelming. A good opportunity for parents to discuss the father/son relationship. My recommendation is to go!
Written October 29, 2014
This is not a good movie. The dialogue is stiff, and often painful, and for some reason, Will Smith and his son speak in bizarre, unnecessary accents.
But, the sets and the vision of an Earth which is a jungle, full of danger, were interesting, and I found the movie more watchable than I expected.
Written December 28, 2014
The accents of the characters killed it some.
But the scenes, the creatures to hunt humans was very good. The story line was good....it is where were are headed in the destruction of Earth.
Loved the action.