After Earth (2013)

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance. - synopsis from IMDB

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 Genres

drama, sciencefiction

 Facts & Figures

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Rated 4.9 on IMDB from 165926 votes.

Runtime: 100 min.

 Review

If anything, After Earth may serve as an example of what happens when you combine an utterly predictable and unoriginal story with poor acting into a movie. Judging from the titles, all the ingredients (big names, production companies, composer) were there. It’s just that it feels like a production and nothing more. There’s no relatable emotion for the viewer. Strew in the inevitable illogical situations, technology and decision making of the main characters and it turns into a disappointing sitting. Ah, well. Let’s forget about this one.

Seen: 10 Jan 2015

After Earth

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