Written December 01, 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 February 07, 2016
I will ne er understand the worlds beef with M.Night Shyamalan. I feel like all the professional critics water at the mouth to ry to bash him and the average movie writer is a little to dense to appreciate his artistic approach. After Earth Was Great. It wasn't "Epic" which is the majority of complaints im hearing, but Shymalan's movies never are. The action scenes werent over the top but they kept me in suspense the whole time. This movie makes a very real story out of a complete fictional backdrop. Go see for yourself and please ignore these people. Sometimes I wonder if they really even watch these movies.
Written September 04, 2015
i really liked the way father and son acted in this one. they interacted very well, made it believable. i cried at the end! good movie
Written February 07, 2016
This was just enough suspense/pace for two 12-year old girls (my daughter and her friend). They LOVED IT!!!
Adults may find the film "predictable" but the tweens were engrossed in the storyline and understood the relationships, the sacrifice and the struggles of the characters without excessive gore, cursing and rapid-flash-editing. I actually enjoyed WATCHING a movie and not getting a headache!
AFTER EARTH was not too grown-up and not too juvenile - perfect tween movie.
Highly recommend if you are truly looking for a PG-13 rating. Kudos to Jaden Smith!!!
Written April 02, 2015
I'm going to be honest here, and after watching the movie you'll probably agree with everything I said here. Don't go in expecting action in your face (it's relatively slow paced), and I would suggest only going to it if you're a fan of Will Smith and Jayden Smith... like REALLY a fan. I would say the majority of the movie, pretty much all the scenes, are zoomed in on one or both of them. Jayden is trying really hard, and he'll be great, just not right now. Will Smith of course is great without even trying like always. Some might even wonder if this is kid friendly, well, yeah it's pretty kid friendly... ish... The lack of gore makes it kid friendly (mind you there is imagery of death after the fact) but there are some moments with some jump scares for some reason, so as long as the kids can handle that they'll be ok?. Save yourself the money and time, pass the theater experience for this one, wait till it hits Bluray, in fact, even better, wait till it's free on Netflix instant