After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
This film is not as bad as I thought it would be but it is definitely nothing to rave about 😛 . The idea of the story is alright and could have been great if it wasn’t for the plot holes and being uninteresting. The acting isn’t great here but you can stick with it because of Will Smith but his character (Cypher Raige) and especially Jaden Smith’s (Kitai Raige) were not likable. I felt nothing for them and really did not care if they made it. Okay, maybe I am being a little harsh as there were parts I enjoyed 🙂 . I kind of liked the beginning as it threw you straight into the action and I liked the flashbacks as we learnt what had happened to the family (I won’t spoil in case you do watch this 😛 ). I even liked the hallucination Kitai had with Senshi (Zoë Kravitz) and the “idea” of the monster was fairly good. I especially liked when we learnt what could defeat the monster, and when we saw the dead people in the trees hinting that more than just these two characters could have survived. However, the coldness of the two main characters affected the movie and it had some pretty unrealistic moments (even for Sci-Fi 😛 ) and this did not keep me captivated. For example, why would a creature save him when it had tried to eat him earlier with no reason at all? The CGI was alright but not great either 😛 . I don’t know why this movie was like this, not great or very interesting. It is alright and easy enough to watch if you like something you don’t have to pay attention to 🙂 . An okay-ish movie that I probably wouldn’t recommend but I guess it’s passable for an easy Sci-Fi watch. Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 2 Stars out of 5!