Eric Plaag and Matt Smith

After Earth: A Review

In Film, Reviews on June 4, 2013 at 10:17 am


by Matt Smith

After Earth is fucking terrible.

Do yourself a favor and stay at home this weekend. Maybe check out Men in Black or even the enjoyable-while-inebriated Wild Wild West.

Why anyone would think making a Will Smith action/sci-fi summer blockbuster in which Will Smith’s character is injured in the first twenty minutes and the rest of the movie is centered around Jaden Smith (who cannot act his way out of an elementary school class play) running from shit instead of doing anything is beyond my capability of reasoning. Don’t even get me started on the accents, which is probably the second dumbest thing about that movie, right after not killing off Jaden Smith’s character.

Honestly, I can’t even blame Shyamalan for this garbage. He was a hired hand. This was a vanity project and Smith killed it from the beginning when he decided his son could open a movie like this.

For a more in-depth discussion, check out Episode 14 of The Film Find when it premieres tomorrow (June 5, 2013). I’ll be guest hosting and we’ll parse it all out.

0 out of 0 stars.

  1. From what I understand about this movie, I cannot even begin to understand the role / necessity of accents.

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