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Old May 30 2013, 08:51 PM   #31
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I'm usually pretty good at divorcing personal stuff like this but part of me doesn't want to see this just to not support Will's twerp.
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Old May 30 2013, 09:58 PM   #32
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the twist

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Old May 30 2013, 10:03 PM   #33
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I'm usually pretty good at divorcing personal stuff like this but part of me doesn't want to see this just to not support Will's twerp.
I don't understand what you are referring to ?
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Old May 30 2013, 10:04 PM   #34
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^^ His son who just seems really spoiled and annoying from what I've seen.
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Old May 30 2013, 10:08 PM   #35
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^^ His son who just seems really spoiled and annoying from what I've seen.
Yeah, I guess they didn't do a good enough job keeping him away from the celebrity exposure. Will Smith didn't have that, he had to work his way up, and it shows. His son profits from the big name, and it shows as well.
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Old May 30 2013, 10:16 PM   #36
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I couldn't give a shit about that - anyway as I understand it the actual twist is:

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Old May 30 2013, 10:35 PM   #37
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I'm usually pretty good at divorcing personal stuff like this but part of me doesn't want to see this just to not support Will's twerp.
His face is so punchable. And I feel horrible saying that but... actually, no I don't.
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Old May 30 2013, 11:14 PM   #38
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There is no "twist" here, any more than there was in The Last Airbender. People keep forgetting that Shyamalan didn't conceive or write this film -- he was just brought in to direct someone else's project. Sure, he did do a draft of the script, and as the director he had the final say about its content, but one theme I'm seeing in a number of those Rotten Tomatoes reviews is that Shyamalan's direction seems phoned in because he wasn't sufficiently invested in a concept that wasn't his.

So while this is a film directed by Shyamalan, it is not a "Shyamalan film" in the sense of following the formula he's known for.
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Old May 30 2013, 11:18 PM   #39
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Not surprising that the accents might be a bit weird. This is, what, a thousand years in the future? I doubt they'd even be speaking any kind of recognizable form of English after all that time.
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Old May 30 2013, 11:56 PM   #40
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I'm usually pretty good at divorcing personal stuff like this but part of me doesn't want to see this just to not support Will's twerp.
His face is so punchable. And I feel horrible saying that but... actually, no I don't.
Nor should you. The fact he wanted to be emancipated was what put it over the line for me. I don't want to support Will's ungrateful, spoiled twerp either... I'm sure I'll still see the film... but for Will.
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Old May 31 2013, 07:12 AM   #41
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The fact he wanted to be emancipated was what put it over the line for me.
That was just a tabloid rumor.
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Old May 31 2013, 04:41 PM   #42
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Well, if nothing else this film gave us the mini-Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion on Graeme Norton last week.

Otherwise, the trailer doesn't really do it for me, but might be harmless fun to watch on DVD on a rainy day.
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Old May 31 2013, 06:59 PM   #43
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Yikes. I was expecting the movie to be a bit generic and uninspired, but I never expected it to end up as low as 13% on RT.

Usually having Will Smith in there at least insures that the movie's watchable, but it sounds like M Night managed to make even him seem boring.
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Old May 31 2013, 07:02 PM   #44
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Well, io9's reviewer found it to be halfway decent, at least compared to everyone's low expectations.
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Old May 31 2013, 09:21 PM   #45
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Well, io9's reviewer found it to be halfway decent, at least compared to everyone's low expectations.
I'll see io9's "halfway decent" and raise them "It's 40 different kinds of stupid" having just seen it. A rare instance when the newspaper critics nailed it for the crap it was.
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