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Old June 3 2013, 10:48 PM   #76
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Re: "After Earth" - Trailer (M. Night Shyamalan, Will & Jayden Smith)

I only go to the cinema a few times a year, most of the time I'll wait to see it by other means. i.e. Blu-ray, TV. The trailer hasn't enticed me to want to spend almost £15 (when I've factored into cost of ticket, drink, diesel to get to the cinema etc..) on going to see on the big screen. My nexxt film I'll be doing that for is "Man of Steel"
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Old June 5 2013, 12:38 AM   #77
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Seen it, not a bad movie, not a blockbuster for sure!! I think most of the hate for this film is the Director!! (maybe a lil Will Smith also lol)
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Old June 5 2013, 01:36 AM   #78
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What would have made this movie, is that if after Will crashed, that the villain, if the villain could talk and it wasn't a dumb senseless animal, had punched him in the face and said "WELCOME TO EARTH!"

How likely would it have been that the Independence Day lawyer scum would sue?

Seriously.

These things have been hunting humans for a thousand years and no one has figured out how to genetically alter or flavour the sweat glands? or wear bubble suits or hermetically sealed armour? or even the fuck toss in a hand full of stink bombs before you walk right up to the bastard and kill it. Seriously, flood the camp, or the whole damn planet in sulphur.

That's why I assumed there was a twist at the end because this foe is so fucking stupid that man had to have been letting it slaughter it's citizens for the last thousand years and what the fuck is it with all the creatures on Earth being so large? Did man reduce his dimensions to make space travel easier?

That was a sabertooth tiger.

Which had me wondering if this was the past, but it can't be the past if the kids are reading Moby Dick, unless they went through a time... Nope... No explanations. Just a shitty ending where they kill a dog and the ambulance arrives after the boy dials 911.

Shiiiiit.
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Old June 5 2013, 03:10 AM   #79
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A Scientology expert de-bunks the Scientology propaganda angle-- "After Earth is just a shitty movie, not Scientology proaganda."
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Old June 5 2013, 12:58 PM   #80
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A Scientology expert de-bunks the Scientology propaganda angle-- "After Earth is just a shitty movie, not Scientology proaganda."
And people are going to say "Nice try, Scientologists!"
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Old June 5 2013, 02:05 PM   #81
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A Scientology expert de-bunks the Scientology propaganda angle-- "After Earth is just a shitty movie, not Scientology proaganda."
And people are going to say "Nice try, Scientologists!"
Dude, so someone on Reddit had some fun with the idea that, much like the school the Smiths founded seems to have been partly inspired by Scientology, so might there have been some Scientology-related personal interest behind their choosing that story. Okay, so there are no explicit connections to be made. That doesn't make a hysterical McCarthyite out of everyone who read the thread (or, more likely, the numerous articles based on it) and thought it good for a laugh. Relax!
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Old June 6 2013, 02:48 PM   #82
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Seen it, not a bad movie, not a blockbuster for sure!! I think most of the hate for this film is the Director!! (maybe a lil Will Smith also lol)
Yeah, I saw it the other day and it wasn't a bad movie. I figured too that maybe people have a bias against Shyamalan. I didn't see anything that made it a terrible movie. In fact, I even liked the message about keeping the mind clear so that fear doesn't take hold. It's a central theme in a lot of religions and philosophies and has little to do with Scientology. My only gripe is that I watched expectling a twist or revelation at the end and didn't get one, but that's on me, not the movie itself.
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Old June 6 2013, 03:34 PM   #83
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Yeah, I saw it the other day and it wasn't a bad movie. I figured too that maybe people have a bias against Shyamalan. I didn't see anything that made it a terrible movie. In fact, I even liked the message about keeping the mind clear so that fear doesn't take hold. It's a central theme in a lot of religions and philosophies and has little to do with Scientology. My only gripe is that I watched expectling a twist or revelation at the end and didn't get one, but that's on me, not the movie itself.
I have zero interest in paying $10 - $15 to see this film not because Shyamalan directed it [and lets remember he's made some great films like The Sixth Sense] or because of Scientology or because Smith is in a film with his son again - and IMO Jaden isn't a bad actor - but I'm not interested at all because I think wild man hunting animals sounds like a really, really dumb idea and very bad villians.

IMO wild animals makes Shinzon in ST Nemesis seem like a brillaint villian.
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Old June 6 2013, 04:17 PM   #84
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Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
Yeah, I saw it the other day and it wasn't a bad movie. I figured too that maybe people have a bias against Shyamalan. I didn't see anything that made it a terrible movie. In fact, I even liked the message about keeping the mind clear so that fear doesn't take hold. It's a central theme in a lot of religions and philosophies and has little to do with Scientology. My only gripe is that I watched expectling a twist or revelation at the end and didn't get one, but that's on me, not the movie itself.
I still have hope that I will like it. Even the bad reviews have said nothing that will turn me off from this movie. My expectations are not high. I like the premise of the movie, I like the message of not letting fear cloud your mind and I am not expecting a usual Shyamalan twist in the story.
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Old June 6 2013, 05:31 PM   #85
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My girlfriend and I have already made plans to rent After Earth when it comes out on video, and laugh our asses off!
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Old June 6 2013, 06:06 PM   #86
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The critics just tear this film apart. And the way they thump on Shyamalan almost makes me feel sorry for the man.

Unforgivably dull, disappointing Sci-Fi thriller that fails thanks to a tedious script, poor performances, some dodgy CGI effects and repetitive, badly directed action sequences.
By the standards of M. Night's Shyamalan's recent films, After Earth is surprisingly not horrible.
[Shyamalan's] best film since The Village, which would be a really mean thing to say about anybody who wasn't the auteur behind Lady in the Water.
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Old June 6 2013, 07:13 PM   #87
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^ I really think the critics are being unfair to this movie!
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Old June 6 2013, 07:17 PM   #88
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The critics just tear this film apart. And the way they thump on Shyamalan almost makes me feel sorry for the man.
I almost feel sorry for all the equally talented (if not greatly more) up-and-coming directors with far less ego than Shy who would have gladly given their left feet to helm this.

Oh, wait. I do feel sorry for them.
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Old June 6 2013, 07:20 PM   #89
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I don't know what's wrong with the critics, but it's getting really suspicious. It's not only the amount of bad reviews, it's also how the reviews attack the film and its maker.
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Old June 6 2013, 07:46 PM   #90
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^ I really think the critics are being unfair to this movie!
So, clearly, are ticketbuyers.
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