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After Earth
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:38:29 AM »
I watched Will Smith's latest movie a couple of nights ago. It really is different. I have always respected Smith's acting talent. He does everything from comedy, to action hero, to drama, and does them all very well. Right off the bat I will say that in this case the acorn didn't fall far from the old tree.

Will Smith's part in this movie was basically a bit part with the focus being on his real life son Jaden. Jaden, in my opinion proves himself to be an extremely talented actor. He played his part very realistically right down to speaking with an accent throughout the entire movie.

The movie itself, aside from the concept of an apocalyptic earth, was a refreshingly original concept. I don't want to give too much of it away so I will just say that the story and plot were solid, the acting terrific, and the special effects were convincing.

Typically I like action packed thrill ride movies that really light up my big plasma. That is not what this movie is. But it certainly held my interest from start to finish.

This movie pairs well with my latest Altbier
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Re: After Earth
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 01:49:20 PM »
I understand that Will Smith became pretty depressed when this movie did not skyrocket.  I saw him and Jaden on The Graham Norton Show promoting it several months back.

+1 on Jaden's talent, and his father's too (love the MIB series).

Can't wait to see After Earth when it makes its way onto the premium channels.
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Re: After Earth
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 03:47:43 PM »
Can't wait to see After Earth when it makes its way onto the premium channels.

That may be part of the problem.  I hardly go to movies because I know eventually they will be on Netflix.  Plus I couldn't get past Jaden Smith as Karate Kid (not his fault, just stop F'n with classic movies Hollywood).  I'll see it when I see it but unless it's something amazing (and that does NOT include Disney's eventual destruction of the Star Wars franchise) I don't bother to go to theaters  - unless it's Simon Pegg - World's End was great.

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Re: After Earth
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 04:25:02 PM »
I bought myself a nice home theater system. I wait until movies are released on blu ray and watch them at home. I don't have to put up with annoying people, wonder if the person who sat in the seat before me had bed bugs, and I have my beer fridge, kegerator, and toaster oven handy, and I can pause the movie when I need to go to the bathroom. I can redbox a movie for a buck and a half. If it is really good I add it to my collection.
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Re: After Earth
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 05:47:19 AM »
Can't wait to see After Earth when it makes its way onto the premium channels.

That may be part of the problem.  I hardly go to movies because I know eventually they will be on Netflix.  Plus I couldn't get past Jaden Smith as Karate Kid (not his fault, just stop F'n with classic movies Hollywood).  I'll see it when I see it but unless it's something amazing (and that does NOT include Disney's eventual destruction of the Star Wars franchise) I don't bother to go to theaters  - unless it's Simon Pegg - World's End was great.

I'm actually hoping Disney rescues the Star Wars franchise!
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Re: After Earth
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2013, 07:56:59 AM »
I was so excited with Phantom Menace came out it took me a year and a half to realize it was a terrible movie.  ::)
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