Tuesday, December 17, 2013


After Earth

Jaden Smith, Will Smith


May 31, 2013

M. Night Shyamalan

Columbia Pictures

1 hour 41 minutes



People have given so much hate towards director M. Night Shyamalan due to his most recent critical failures "Lady in the Water," "The Happening," and, of course, "The Last Airbender."  Personally, I just think that he's a talented filmmaker who has lost his touch and needs that one good movie to bring him back on top.  Unfortunately, "After Earth" is not that movie.  I mean, it's not as horrible as most critics have said, but it is far from a good movie.  There are so many unintentionally hilarious moments present here that it gives "The Happening" a run for its money.  The acting from Will and Jaden Smith is incredibly wooden and unbelievable, yet so fun to watch because of how bad the performances are.

The script itself has elements that are clever and interesting, but unfortunately they're shadowed by the mediocre CGI, wooden acting, and hilarious dialogue.  If you want to laugh ridiculously hard at a bad movie with a bunch of friends on a Saturday night, then consider "After Earth" to be your comedy for the night.  Shyamalan, I personally believe that you are a talented filmmaker, but you have got to find a good script to direct and stop writing scripts, because the way you write dialogue is sadly atrocious if you're trying to make a serious and good film.

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