After Earth (DVD)
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Review of "After Earth (DVD)"
Nurse, wife, mother of 3 children and 3 cats. Whilst working full time my mission is to mortgage free as soon as possible and therefore live a frugal life. I'm new to ciao but as a member of DY, always try to rate more than I receive.
Why we chose it
Watched After Earth on DVD last night, it was my middle daughter who 'desperately' wanted to watch this as personally not a big sci fi fan.
After Earth was released May / June 2013 and was directed by M Night Shyamalan and produced by Caleeb Pinkett (Jada's brother), Jada Pinket Smith (Will Smiths wife)and Will lassiter. It 'stars' Jaden Smith and Will Smith. Its clearly a family production with Will, Jada, Jaden and Caleeb. It runs for 99 minutes.
I do normally enjoy Will Smith films, his Men In Black, I Robot, Hitch and many other films are good entertaining viewing. He is usually a good all round actor. So I was still happy to watch a film with him starring in.
It is the time old classic of a strong authoritarian father with a son who fails to live up to his expectations despite his best efforts. Set in future, where Earth has been abandoned and they now live on Nova Prime. The Father (Cypher) and son (Kitai) go on a journey together which has an unexpected turn of events (but very predictable when watching it). We see the relationship develop in challenging environment / situation whilst we get an understanding around the family history and dynamics
So what did I think.
Probably the worst film I have ever seen. Jadens acting could only be described as wooden and utterly amazing that he was allowed to co-lead a movie. This takes nepotism to an unprecedented level. I have seen far better performances at school nativities. To be fair, it was the worst performance I have ever seen Will Smith give either and the storyline was average at best.
I definitely wouldn't recommend buying this DVD, it currently costs £12.99 from Amazon with free delivery, or even watching it for free as it was dreadful. I am scoring it a 1 star as 0 isn't an option. Classified as "rotten" on rotten tomatoes, so it isn't just my family that thought it was dreadful.
Also reviewed on Doo Yoo.
Product Information : After Earth (DVD)
Manufacturer's product description
Actor(s) (Last name, First name): Smith, Will
DVD Region: DVD
Director(s) (Last name, First name): Shyamalan, M. Night
Classification: 12 years and over
Listed on Ciao since: 05/09/2013