Written August 24, 2016
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 May 04, 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
Written May 04, 2015
It is a story about a boy who flunked as a ranger but proved his metal later on and it is also about a love for family this a great family move but some of the creature may be too frightening for children under 10.
Written July 24, 2016
This movie was kinda like a single stuffed Oreo. It started well and finished well but left you wanting more in the middle. I would have probably used fast forward if I was watching it at the house.