POLL: The 'After Earth' plot twist

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Mr. Laser Beam, Mar 14, 2013.


What do you think the 'After Earth' plot twist will be?

Poll closed Jun 2, 2013.
  1. The whole thing is a VR combat training simulator

  2. It's actually Earth of the distant past, and Kitai is 'Adam'

  3. Cypher died in the crash and it's actually Kitai hallucinating him

  4. There is no plot twist of any kind

  1. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    What isn't a movie is that most of his movies are horrible.
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    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.
  3. The Borg Queen

    The Borg Queen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 31, 2006
    Does it matter?
    While "The Happening" and "Signs" didn't really have twist endings, they had pretty pathetic revelations.