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View Poll Results: What do you think the 'After Earth' plot twist will be?
The whole thing is a VR combat training simulator 2 10.00%
It's actually Earth of the distant past, and Kitai is 'Adam' 9 45.00%
Cypher died in the crash and it's actually Kitai hallucinating him 3 15.00%
There is no plot twist of any kind 6 30.00%
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Old March 14 2013, 10:28 PM   #16
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Re: POLL: The 'After Earth' plot twist

Is Will Smith into that scientology crap? I had no idea.
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Old March 16 2013, 04:08 AM   #17
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And the final(ish) draft of this script is by the guy who did Traffic and Syriana, which strikes me as reason for optimism.
It's a good movie but I didn't like Traffic, Syriana on the other had is one of my favourite movies so I agree, this gives me hope.
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Old March 20 2013, 02:03 AM   #18
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So I take it that all of this world-building extended stuff won't be necessary to actually understand what's going on in the film itself?

Or at least to decipher the weird accents?
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Old March 22 2013, 01:19 AM   #19
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Does M. Night really do twists in every movie, though? Regardless of him not writing it, I don't remember a twist in Signs (that was just all of the diverging events coming together for a moment), The Happening, Lady in the Water, The Last Airbender...

It's a shame he set the bar so high simply by including an incredible twist in Sixth Sense (not even his first movie) and then had such a mediocre one at the end of The Village (though I liked the earlier twist involving the final creature from the forest) that people can only peg him as a certain type of story teller based on less than half of his output.
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Old March 22 2013, 02:41 AM   #20
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It's a shame he set the bar so high simply by including an incredible twist in Sixth Sense (not even his first movie) and then had such a mediocre one at the end of The Village (though I liked the earlier twist involving the final creature from the forest) that people can only peg him as a certain type of story teller based on less than half of his output.
Well, almost. He did two consecutive movies with strong twist endings, The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. It was that repetition that created the myth that "all Shyamalan films have twist endings," even though you're quite correct that it's not really true.
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Old March 22 2013, 03:54 AM   #21
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What isn't a movie is that most of his movies are horrible.
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What isn't a movie is that most of his movies are horrible.
If you mean "what isn't a myth," I'd tend to agree, but I think that's mainly due to his scriptwriting rather than his directing. After Earth is a movie where he wasn't the creator or head writer. He did a draft of it, but he didn't shape the story and didn't write the final credited draft (though he did have the option of altering dialogue during filming). So my hope is that this movie will have his strengths as a director without having his weaknesses as a writer. If we could have that, a Shyamalan who focuses on directing and entrusts the writing to other, more capable hands, then he could still have some good films in him.
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Old March 22 2013, 01:33 PM   #23
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It's a shame he set the bar so high simply by including an incredible twist in Sixth Sense (not even his first movie) and then had such a mediocre one at the end of The Village (though I liked the earlier twist involving the final creature from the forest) that people can only peg him as a certain type of story teller based on less than half of his output.
Well, almost. He did two consecutive movies with strong twist endings, The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. It was that repetition that created the myth that "all Shyamalan films have twist endings," even though you're quite correct that it's not really true.
While "The Happening" and "Signs" didn't really have twist endings, they had pretty pathetic revelations.
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