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post #21 of 34 Old 10-11-13, 09:36 AM
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Re: After Earth - Blu-ray Review

I respectfully disagree, Tony! I can't even remotely imagine this movie being ANY longer...

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I respectfully disagree, Tony! I can't even remotely imagine this movie being ANY longer...
LOL, in its current state I full agree

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I respectfully disagree, Tony! I can't even remotely imagine this movie being ANY longer...
soooooooooo, tell us how you really feel Jon?
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Re: After Earth - Blu-ray Review

LOL! Despite him making a few stinkers and my impressions of After Earth and The Last Airbender, I am still a fan of M. Knight's work overall, so I will continue to see his films. That is... until they consistently are to these two movies caliber! I mean c'mon... we already have Uwe Boll picking up the bottom-of-the-barrel-movie slack, we don't need M. Knight to help!

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LOL! Despite him making a few stinkers and my impressions of After Earth and The Last Airbender, I am still a fan of M. Knight's work overall, so I will continue to see his films. That is... until they consistently are to these two movies caliber! I mean c'mon... we already have Uwe Boll picking up the bottom-of-the-barrel-movie slack, we don't need M. Knight to help!
Amen to that Jon.
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Looks like I can strike this one off the list!

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Snooze fest. Does smiths kid have a speech impediment?

He is one terrible actor
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Re: After Earth - Blu-ray Review

I'm a fan of Will, and will buy his movies support the guy. But this will be a bargain buy for me.

Yes, while Jayden is still developing his own acting chops, this movie fell apart for me just on the sci-fi premise alone. Yes, I can buy into (a bit) the theme that people create more with their fears than what they glean from it. But a blind creature that can only see by tracking fear pheremones? Then why not just fight them in suits? Problem solved. Or maybe have one scared guy suspended over a ravine since they can't see the cliff?

Regardless of Jayden's current acting ability, this just failed as a sci-fi film. The producers could have grabbed 3 guys from a Comic-Con and given them 30 minutes and they could have crafted together a better plot line. Too bad though, this had potential had it been given a good story.

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Will Smith & M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth" was um, uh, well... awful. Skip it... M. Night just doesn't have the magic anymore and Will could have used another medium besides Sci Fi to tell a coming of age/ father and son story. I'm glad I watched Pacific Rim last week-end.
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I watched it last night. The visual effects are very good and the audio is crazy with use on the surrounds. Bass is good as well. However, the acting stunk. Even Will Smith who I enjoy watching let me down. His son always looked like he was about to cry. Pick any other actors to fill in and the movie would have been awesome.
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