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Forum Name: AFTER EARTH
Forum Discription: It's Ol' M. NIGHT's Comeback...and They DIDN'T Want U 2 Know It!
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6184
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Topic: Forum Members' Discussion of AFTER EARTH
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Forum Members' Discussion of AFTER EARTH
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 10:20am
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DECIDING THIS ONE's a LIKELY RAZZIE
® CONTENDER IS LIKE SHOOTING 4-TIME RAZZIE® "WINNER" (and 7 TIME RAZZIE®
 NOMINEE)  M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117/awards - ) in THAT PROVERBIAL BARREL.

WE CAN'T CLAIM 100% of the CREDIT for THIS FILM's ENTIRE CAMPAIGN NOT HAVING the NERVE to EVEN HINT THAT IT WAS HELMED by the GUY WHO TRIED to GIVE US http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452637/awards - , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0949731/awards - and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938283/awards - ...BUT IT's NOT TOO MUCH of a STRETCH  for US to CLAIM at LEAST SOME of the CREDIT for THAT. REFUSING to ACKNOWLEDGE THAT M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN NOT ONLY DIRECTED BUT ALSO CO-WROTE (and CO-PRODUCED) THIS MOVIE MAY HAVE SEEMED LIKE a WISE MOVE WHEN the CAMPAIGN WAS BEING PLANNED, BUT ONCE REVIEWS STARTED COMING IN, THIS STRATEGY (WHICH WE LIKE to CALL the "ANTI-M" STRATAGEM) BLEW UP in THEIR FACES...

...THIS ONE ALSO "BLOWS UP REAL GOOD" on a FEW OTHER RAZZIE® FRONTS: WILL SMITH CASTING HIS OWN SON to PLAY HIS ON-SCREEN SON (and THEN GIVING JUNIOR TOP BILLING in MUCH of the PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL) STRIKES US as KNUCKLE-HEADED NEPOTISM to the Nth DEGREE, EVEN IF DAD IS ONLY ON SCREEN ABOUT a FOURTH AS OFTEN AS HIS OFFSPRING (WHICH MAKES the ENTIRE AD CAMPAIGN EVEN MORE of a PACK of LIES!)... 

ALSO...IS IT JUST US, or DOES the FILM's TAG-LINE ("DANGER IS REAL...FEAR IS A CHOICE") SOUND LIKE SOMETHING YOUR BACK-SLAPPING BOZO of a BOSS WOULD HAVE EMBOSSED on a COFFEE MUG to GIVE YOU on the ANNIVERSARY of YOUR BEING HIRED??  

LIKE WE SAID, FISH in a BARREL...or MAYBE THAT SHOULD BE...

BERRIES in a BARREL?!?  


AS IF YOU NEEDED MORE AMMO B-4 POSTING YER THOUGHTS BELOW, HERE's the http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum678.html - to VISIT OUR INFO PAGE on THIS FILM...

...AND, JUST for HA-HAs, HERE's the http://www.razzies.com/forum/foto-funny-for-after-earth_topic6179.html - to CHECK OUT the FOTO FUNNY on IT. 


AFTER ALL THAT, WE INVITE YOU to HAVE at http://www.razzies.com/forum/rt-reviews-on-after-earth_topic6183.html - ... 


* P.S. Thanks to Oiram for Providing the YouTube/Trailer LINK Above... 


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 2:09pm
How do you come up with these things?! 

LOL

Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

IS IT JUST US, or DOES the FILM's TAGLINE ("DANGER IS REAL...FEAR IS A CHOICE") SOUND MORE LIKE SOMETHING YOUR BACK-SLAPPING BOZO of a BOSS WOULD HAVE EMBOSSED on a COFFEE MUG to GIVE YOU on the ANNIVERSARY of YOUR BEING HIRED??


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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 2:28pm
After Earth... I had to watch the trailer again. It really does look like an M. Night film. What do I mean? It's pretty much the Si-fi version of "the Happening" and pretty much has lame effects like in "The Last Airbender".

Like both those films, the acting looks very forced and unemotional. Seems like there's only three actors in the film (if you want to count that woman in the Foto Funny), and Will and Jaden have no father and son connection on screen at all. There's no emotion coming from either of them, and I also noticed Jaden does the signature "Bella" stare a lot.

So, here's my question: Should I even see this film?? I'm thinking "NO," because it's one of those films you know is bad just by looking at the trailer. Another example: "The Internship".

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 2:49pm
If you are a voting Razzie member, you should see this...  




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: May 26 2013 at 8:30am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: In another post elsewhere on our Forum MovieCritic1994 suggested his dream gift just now would be for some unknown benefactor to give him a Lifetime Membership in the RAZZIES®. Unfortunately, were that scenario to come true (and I wouldn't be holding my breath on that one) Our Newest Forum Member would then actually be expected to attend many (if not most) of the dreadful films we discuss here, if only in order to cast "informed" Nominating and Final Ballots for this year's Berry Worst Film "Achievements."   

Since no reviews are in yet at Rotten Tomatoes on this particular film, there's no way of knowing for certain if indeed it is "one of ours," but I'd say all indicators are that the answer is gonna be a big fat resounding "YES!"  If so, we would encourage any current Voting Members to actually subject themselves to the film before voting next Winter. In financial terms, that may allow for renting it for a buck from RedBox: If it bombs as badly as it looks likely to, it oughta be availalbe coast-to-coast in those in-store kiosks well before Christmas... 




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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry


Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 26 2013 at 10:51am
I seriously don't care about seeing bad films -- If I could suffer through Twilight with my family I think I'd be okay with seeing After Earth!  lol :)

However, there is a "sort of birthday gift" the Razzies are giving me. According to the award schedule, this year's Razzie Nominations will be announced on January 15 -- the day after my 20th birthday. So thanks Head Razz

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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: May 27 2013 at 9:46am
Can't we just say Good (M.) Night to this turkey twizzler once and for all?

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GIVE KIRK CAMERON THE RAZZING HE DESERVES!!!!!!


Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 27 2013 at 10:49am
Joebacon: We all thought M. Night was gone for good. But as it turns out he was only banished from film for a mere 3 years!   

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: May 27 2013 at 10:56am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: An interesting thought occurred to me -- I'd love to have sat in on the meeting where studio executives "explained" to Shyamalan (who is notoriously one of the most ego-driven film-makers in Hollywood) exactly why they "chose" to leave his name off of all paid advertising for this film. And I'd have loved as well to see M. Night's face when he "agreed" to those terms just to get a job! 




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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry


Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 27 2013 at 12:02pm
I think the Studio executives really thought people would come to see the film based only on the star power of Will Smith. And Smith has become rather egotistical himself, getting selfish to the point where he will only share billing with his own son.

So with star power, and the worst kept secret of M. Night's involvement, the executives thought this was a SLAM DUNK! Since the "M. Night secret" came out (pretty much at the same time as the ridiculous looking trailer) there have been few "non-paid" promotions for the film: No talk show interviews, magazine articles or anything. This film might not only be a Box Office BOMB, it could be a D.O.A (Dead on Arrival)! 




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: May 28 2013 at 6:47am
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Just visited the Official Site for this film again ( http://www.afterearth.com/site/ - Will Smith himself. Just below that is the usual, overlong list of people taking "producer" credits, and they include both of Jaden's parents, Shyamalan (again!) and somebody named Caleb Pinkett, who I assume is an in-law of Will's. So my mention of nepotism in the first post above was even more justified than I had thought!  

I've gotta say, the more I research this film, the stronger my instincts become that it's gonna be the LAST AIRBENDER of this summer ( http://razzies.com/history/11winners.asp -



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry


Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 28 2013 at 1:04pm
This film does seem like a vanity project on part of the Smith family, but I must admit Shyamalan pretty much has a big ego too. That being said, this film has a lot of "M. Night Touches" to it. It looks boring like "Lady in the Water," has lame effects like "Last Airbender," and features environmental evils like "The Happening." God willing, there won't be Killer Trees in this one!     

I would like to know if anyone else has noticed another fact: In the trailer for "After Earth," Jaden Smith does what I call the "Bella Stare." Has anyone else noticed this?  

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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 12:50am
Now it's just 31 more hours until it opens where I live (May 31 at 8:00 Hours). And the critics at Metacritic are sure giving ol' M Night and Will Smith a nice Happy Halloween In May: It's losing 0 to 4 at Rotten Tomatoes. Most of them say, so far, that it's a bore to sit through or induces some recoil, but time will tell if the next few critics think it's agony. As we knew, keeping M Night's name off the poster failed. The substance he's not delivering will lead it to bombing. And what is Jaden supposed to learn from this kind of vanity project?

On second thought, this is almost as bad as Shyamalan is known for, because it sports a bloody 27% Metascore based on its first 6 reviews.

How many times does M Night have to be a Worst Picture / Worst Director finalist before he calls it quits and stops burning filmgoers?

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 6:58am
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Though they didn't have the cajones to mention Ol' M's RAZZIE® Track Record, this morning's L.A. Times features a top-of-the-front-page Calendar article headlined 'AFTER EARTH' LANDING WITH LUGGAGE, discussing at great (and humiliating) length Sony/Columbia's decision to hire Shyamalan, and their reasons for not putting his name in most paid advertising. The article goes on to mention the last minute scheduling of press screenings, the fact that ads suggesting that real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith have equal screen time are grossly misleading (Junior has about 4 times as many scenes as Dad) and finally predicts the film's opening weekend gross to be "a soft $35 million."  

It makes for a Berry Interesting Read: Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-after-earth-shyamalan-20130530,0,794222.story -



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry


Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 7:21am
Can we still have both Will and Jaden be conjoined for Worst Actor? It will save space in the long run.

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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job



Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 8:20am
Here are some predicted nominations maybe AFTER EARTH should have:

Worst Screen Couple: Will and Jaden Smith
Worst Screen Ensemble
Worst Director
Worst Screenplay
My question to you all, once you see the film do you think it could be a Worst Picture nominee?

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 10:12am
If the reviews for this movie are bad but not as bad as some of Shyamalan's previous movies, does it mean he'll get another chance?
Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Though they didn't have the cajones to mention Ol' M's RAZZIE® Track Record, this morning's L.A. Times features a top-of-the-front-page Calendar article headlined 'AFTER EARTH' LANDING WITH LUGGAGE, discussing at great (and humiliating) length Sony/Columbia's decision to hire Shyamalan, and their reasons for not putting his name in most paid advertising. The article goes on to mention the last minute scheduling of press screenings, the fact that ads suggesting that real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith have equal screen time are grossly misleading (Junior has about 4 times as many scenes as Dad) and finally predicts the film's opening weekend gross to be "a soft $35 million."  

It makes for a Berry Interesting Read: Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-after-earth-shyamalan-20130530,0,794222.story - I read it, and Shyamalan says that I'll love AFTER EARTH if I loved JURASSIC PARK and THE TREE OF LIFE. I loved the former but I hated the latter. So how will I feel?

I don't mind that Will is billed before Jaden. It happens all the time. Now, I'll be angry if this is like SPY KIDS 3D (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino got top billing, despite only having cameos).

Originally posted by moviecritic1994

My question to you all, once you see the film do you think it could be a Worst Picture nominee?

That's kind of a paradox. I mean, it is a possibility, just like with every movie. So we can't know until we watch it.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 2:49pm
http://news.moviefone.com/2013/05/29/m-night-shyamalan-after-earth-interview_n_3354460.html -


Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 6:59pm
Critic Consensus on RT is now in. By the looks of it, I was dead on about this film.

"After Earth is dull, ploddingly paced exercise in sentimental sci-fi -- and the latest setback for director M. Night Shyamalan's once-promising career".

It's official, "After Earth" is one of ours.

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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 7:05pm
I would like to follow up my latest post with some clever critic's quotes about "After Earth".

"A far better director and a more experienced actor would have a hard time making so much time alone on screen work. Even Tom Hanks had Wilson to talk to". -Belief.Net

"Mr. Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, are producers on "After Earth," which suggests that there was no one on the production who could really say no to him". - New York Times

"This is one of those movies where you suspect that more thought was given to coining cool, futuristic names than to plot development".
-National Post

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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 01 2013 at 1:01am
I've got a feeling Russell Peters may need to plan another appearance at THE RAZZIES!




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GIVE KIRK CAMERON THE RAZZING HE DESERVES!!!!!!


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 01 2013 at 12:26pm
LATEST UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Friday's grosses have posted at B.O. MoJo ( http://www.boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/?sortdate=2013-05-31&p=.htm - AFTER EARTH) actually beat  http://www.razzies.com/forum/foto-funny-for-after-earth_topic6179.html -
Meanwhile, you can never read too many nasty reviews on a Worst Picture Front-Runner. so here's the  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-after-earth-will-smith-reviews-critics-20130531,0,463408.story?track=lat-email-latimesentertainment - ENJOY! 




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Posted By: davecampbell
Date Posted: June 01 2013 at 12:31pm
WOW! It's starting to look like all those comparisons between After Earth and John Carter were grossly unfair...to John Carter!! LOL 




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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 01 2013 at 5:16pm
I think part of After Earth doing poorly has to do with the fact that, even taking M Night out of the equation, people are tired of Will Smith pushing his son on the public. Now You See Me at least has actors that have already proven to be talented (without nepotism) and whether you like it or not, you can't say it's boring. After Earth, on the other hand...




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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job



Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 9:27am
In the Forum page listing box office info for this film, it sounds like HeadRazz wants to have Now You See Me as a contender also...  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Oiram - If you feel strongly that NOW YOU SEE ME deserves its own Forum discussion, feel free to create a Member-Started one (in fact, here's the http://www.razzies.com/forum/memberstarted-forums-on-2013-titles_forum663.html -




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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job



Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 9:36am
UPDATE from Head RAZZBerry: B.O. MoJo Weekend Numbers are in -- Here's the http://www.razzies.com/forum/bo-info-for-after-earth_topic6189.html -



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry


Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 4:44pm
I wonder if I'm Psychic or something LOL I just knew films like After Earth and The Host were going to be contenders. Do I have special Razzie powers?

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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 4:44pm
I am back, and I just have to say: it's no surprise this movie bombed, considering that many another M. Night's film, including Lady in the Water, were also box office bombs. 



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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 02 2013 at 5:09pm
Yes, the whole film is saturated in $¢ientology! Just like Battlefraud: Earth! Dead

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a-scientologist-reviews-earth-guest-561310 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a-scientologist-reviews-earth-guest-561310

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/earth-as-scientology-propaganda-what-559943 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/earth-as-scientology-propaganda-what-559943






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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 03 2013 at 5:46am
Oh yeah, MovieCritic 1994 is right. This is the cinematic equivalent of a Tom Tofurkey! Tongue




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 7:08am
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: The L.A. Times' coverage of AFTER EARTH, and its stumble from "potential blockbuster" to "first bummer of the summer," has taken on the tone of someone aggressively lobbying to be chosen as "Head Pall-bearer" at a celebrity funeral. 

The latest example is an article in today's print edition suggesting that the film's failure could bring the entire Sony/Columbia release slate for 2013 "down to Earth" -- yet somehow do so without damaging the on-going relationship (read production deal) between the studio and apparently fading "superstar" Will Smith.

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-whats-next-for-sony-in-wake-of-after-earth-20130602,0,1255238.story -



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 7:59am
This is a funny takedown of the film and the Smith family's egotism: http://www.theonion.com/articles/perhaps-the-gimmick-of-my-father-and-i-starring-in,32649/

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 06 2013 at 12:02pm
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a486996/will-smith-to-give-up-blockbuster-movies-video.html -


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 06 2013 at 7:08pm
Apparantly, some people are blaming the dismal box-office showing on the studio's failure to promote M. Night Shyamalan's involvement. Here's a pretty good http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/06/after-earth-bombed-because-not-enough-shyamalan-says-dumb-theory - debunking of this theory.

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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 06 2013 at 9:17pm
I kind of feel bad for Will (but then, not really). But I do feel bad for Jaden in some way. This whole "Vanity Project" thing they've been doing isn't new -- it's happened before. I just wish this kid could maybe get his career going without his father's "help." After Earth didn't help either of their careers -- if anything, it's a major step backward.

Some people say the same thing about M. Night, but come on! I think he's past the "Point of No Return!"

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 07 2013 at 6:10pm
Ernesto Garrat (2/5): "It's probably less bad than LADY IN THE WATER: It entertains and it's not a big disaster. There is some life after the self-inflicted apocalypse of Shyamalan, the BENJAMIN BUTTON of directors".

Leopoldo Muñoz (3/7): "The Smiths are quite good in their roles [...] The movie doesn't go very far in terms of action or drama".

Meanwhile, http://movieswithmitch.squarespace.com/reviews/2013/6/7/after-earth-review.html -


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 11:28am
The Onion made http://www.theonion.com/articles/poor-bastard-who-just-wanted-to-see-after-earth-re,32768/ - another take that to a Razzie contender, this time After Earth.

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 2:02pm
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Funny Onion item! I actually used to work at a movie theatre while I was attending UCLA, and the few times we literally had NO ONE in the theatre, it was company policy to run the film with the projector light-bulb off, so that if anyone did come in after it had supposedly started, the film would be in the place it should have been if we were actually projecting it. My specific memory is of standing in a pitch black theatre on the very last day we had the original THE OMEN, listening to the scene where the dogs attack Gregory Peck and David Warner in an ancient cemetery... a decidedly unique (and creepy!) experience!   




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Posted By: moorlock2003
Date Posted: June 13 2013 at 3:36am
I believe we must honor each of the Smiths for their rotten performances here. Vanity project? Yes, of course it is. Probably the ultimate vanity project is Zoolander, with Ben Stiller and his assorted relatives strewn throughout. 
 
This is only the latest lame-ass Will Smith movie. I'd say he needs another Razzie to add to his collection.
 


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Posted By: Dun-Ida
Date Posted: June 14 2013 at 2:20am
Who deserves Razzie recognition for this disappointing science fiction movie? 

Worst Picture: Various parts of this movie contributed to its poor quality. 

Worst Actor: Jaden Smith. He was not convincing in the lead role. His "acting" involves mostly near-emotionless, facial expressions. Perhaps he took some acting "tips" from Kristen Stewart of 'Twilight' infamy. 

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel: Humans evacuate Earth after wrecking it. This sounds like the plot line of 'W.A.L.L.-E'! 

Worst Director: M. Night Shyamalan. He has put together a disappointing movie. His most obvious fault in this movie is relying on Jaden Smith's mostly, emotionless "acting". Another major fault is the plodding pace. The movie's scenes veers wildly from very slow to very fast. 

Worst Screenplay: Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan. The script is dull and uninteresting. On one hand the slow scenes have little materials to make the characters interesting. On the other hand the fast-paced scenes seem illogical. SPOILER ALERT!

The animals seem faster than Jaden Smith until they are very close to him. The animals act like they are following road rules. 

Worst Screen Couple: Jaden Smith and his "fear". As I said before Smith's acting is almost emotionless, especially when there is supposed to be fear on his face. 

Worst Screen Ensemble: Jaden Smith makes the cast look bad in this particular movie. 


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Directed by Michael Bay and M. Night Shyamalan comes...a movie guaranteed to win Razzies!


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 14 2013 at 7:54am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: You forgot to mention Will Smith (aka Daddy FilmBucks) for Worst Supporting Actor. Given how little screen time he has, that's where he'd belong for his "performance," which I don't think we should let go "un-RAZZed." 




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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 14 2013 at 8:32am
I'd rather have both Jaden and Will be jointly nominated for Worst Actor, it will leave us some more room in the Supporting Actor category, and I do remember Will's voice stiill being present some of the time.

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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job



Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 14 2013 at 8:44am
I believe Will and Jaden should be nominated for Worst Screen Couple. I mean I know they are hardly together in the movie, but still it would be appropriate considering the fact that when they are together they show little to no father/son connection. Jaden will probably be nominated for Worst Actor and Will Worst Supporting Actor. It only makes sense to do so.

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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 14 2013 at 8:50am
But what if someone deserving of a Worst Supporting Actor nom gets snubbed? Having both Jaden and Will jointly nominated for Worst Actor will save space in the long run.



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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job



Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 14 2013 at 8:56am
How about if we just let Razzie voters decide?     


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Ditto! 




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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 14 2013 at 2:41pm
R. Martín (2/7): "Everything is designed to showoff Jaden Smith, who has to keep this mastodon afloat. Too bad: He doesn't do so. It all ads up to a generic film that shows that, in the future, clichéd lines are a constant, and the most powerful weapon is an iron stick".

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Posted By: Dun-Ida
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 4:24pm
Point taken: Will Smith's accent in this movie sounds very forced and unnatural. Also, attempting an "international accent" seems to have reduced Will Smith's concentration on his acting. 

Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: You forgot to mention Will Smith (aka Daddy FilmBucks) for Worst Supporting Actor. Given how little screen time he has, that's where he'd belong for his "performance," which I don't think we should let go "un-RAZZed."




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Posted By: travis112096
Date Posted: June 21 2013 at 10:18pm
luckily i skipped this piece of crapola


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 23 2013 at 12:01pm
Originally posted by Vits


Shyamalan says that I'll love AFTER EARTH if I loved JURASSIC PARK and THE TREE OF LIFE. I loved the former but I hated the latter. So how will I feel?

Turns out my reaction was somewhere in the middle. That's right: I saw this. I wasn't planning on doing it. My dad really wanted to watch NOW YOU SEE ME, I said "O.K.", and we arrived a little too late at the cinema. The line was incredibly long for a Sunday morning, and we agreed there was no point in seeing a movie if you missed the first 30 minutes. We noticed this one was about to start. My dad said "No way! The reviews are terrible" and I said "I don't care. We're here already. We might as well watch it". I watched alone while he went shopping at the mall.

For your consideration: Worst Actor for Jaden Smith and Worst Supp. Actor for Will Smith. No, I'm not "forgiving" Shyamalan. In fact, I'm gonna make it official. Drumroll! ............ He's no longer my favorite director. If I make a list of directors, he might still make it. But for now, I've got my eye on others.

After watching LADY, HAPPENING and AIRBENDER, I said to myself "I feel like his next movie could be better". I didn't feel that here. It's not terrible, but it's flawed. So flawed that one might wonder how are there amateurish mistakes when the director has been around for 15-20 years.
Originally posted by Dun-Ida

Will Smith's accent in this movie sounds very forced and unnatural. Also, attempting an "international accent" seems to have reduced Will Smith's concentration on his acting.
 
That confused me. At times it sounded like the characters had accents (probably from their planet) and at other timers, they didn't. What was the deal with that?!



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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 23 2013 at 1:00pm
Again, I want Will and Jaden jointly nominated for Worst Actor to leave room for other Supporting Actors. No one will fault us for this.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 23 2013 at 1:47pm
According to I.M.D.B., Will Smith "co-directed" this movie. It says that Shyamalan was in charge of the general visual design and placing the camera, while Will told Jaden how to act. So, if the movie gets nominated for Worst Director, it could be a "co-nomination" like with WATERWORLD and TOWN & COUNTRY, right?
Originally posted by oiram

Again, I want Will and Jaden jointly nominated for Worst Actor to leave room for other Supporting Actors. No one will fault us for this.
I was just discussing that with someone the other day. The Emmy Awards ballots are out, and a lot of lead actors submitted themselves in supporting categories and vice-versa. They think they have better chances of winning. I'm against that kind of thing. I'd rather lose than win something I didn't actually deserve. And Will Smith is a supporting actor in this movie, so I think he should be recognized as one. If that means someone else doesn't get nominated, that just means that they weren't bad enough!


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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: June 23 2013 at 2:27pm
Except for me. If we keep getting new RAZZIE contenders like we had in January or March, then we're going to need to make a lot of room for all of them. Especially because there are upwards of 8 films each in July and August that have at least a 50/50 chance of getting panned by critics and added to our contnders list. In which case, a joint Worst Actor nomination would be too much to ask of me. I would instead support just one nomination for Worst Couple, Triple, Quartet, or Medley for Will and Jaden as a duo. 

Originally posted by oiram

Again, I want Will and Jaden jointly nominated for Worst Actor to leave room for other Supporting Actors. No one will fault us for this.
 


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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 23 2013 at 7:24pm
With all the possibilities for Worst Actor Nominees and Worst Supporting Actor Nominees that have already been mentioned on this thread, I think I should quote Head Razz: "We can't Razz everything, the show would be five weeks long"!

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: July 08 2013 at 7:24am
INTERESTING UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Just came across an article in the trade paper Hollywood Reporter that looks at the impact of this film's utter financial failure on Sony/Columbia, director M. Night Shyamalan and star Will Smith (whom the Reporter says "used to be considered Hollywood royalty). It makes for interesting, and also sobering, reading.

Here's the http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/will-smiths-earth-apocalypse-who-562668 -


Posted By: Pixelledust
Date Posted: July 16 2013 at 2:56pm
After Earth...After Birth, same bloody mess.  Is there something Freudian about casting his son?

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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: July 16 2013 at 2:58pm
Welcome, ma'am.  :)  

It's not very often we get a female member! 

Originally posted by Pixelledust

After Earth...After Birth, same bloody mess.  Is there something Freudian about casting his son?


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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: August 01 2013 at 1:17pm
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: The July 31, 2013 online edition of Hollywood Reporter (arguably "Tinsel Town's Home Town Paper") has an article on the impact of AFTER EARTH's "underperformance" (read: bombing at the box office) on the bottom line of the studio's parent company. Apparently, the losses from this one film are significant enough that they're being used by one member of Sony's Board of Directors as an argument for Sony to divest itself of Columbia Pictures!  

Here's the http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-swings-quarterly-profit-film-597357 -


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: October 19 2013 at 10:20am
I saw this yesterday and it's so bad I'm just now getting over it. I'll have a review of this ready after Horror Movie Month is done. To tide you over, here's my grade and what this should be nominated for.

Grade: F
Worst Picture
Worst Director
Worst Actor for Jaden Smith
Worst Supporting Actor for Will Smith
Worst Screenplay
Worst Screen Couple for Will and Jaden Smith
Worst Screen Ensemble

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: December 29 2013 at 5:58pm
Time to review the worst movie of the year that's actually reviewable.  This is one of the most baffling attempts at a blockbuster I've ever seen. All the pieces to make a good blockbuster (an after-the-end sci-fi theme, a father and son story, Will Smith) are here, but they're botched so horribly that the film is completely unwatchable.

James Newton Howard's score is the best part of the film, but, then again, the last time his score wasn't the best part of a Shyamalan film occurred when Bill Clinton was still in office! And I'll admit that the special effects for the ursa was good. The same can't be said for the other special effects in the film.

One of the most unintentionally hilarious scenes in the movie is the dream that Kitai* has on the raft. The dream involves his dead sister, Senshi. The comedy highlight comes at the end when Senshi suddenly starts looking she does after the ursa kills her. It's so ineptly directed that it looks hilarious. The make-up on Senshi to make it look like she was mauled is hilarious too.

The non-ursa special effects are some of the worst I've ever seen. The effects in this movie are so bad, that they would have been laughed at if they came out when the first Bush was in office!! The eagle in articular is awful. The fact that this cost $130 million is baffling. Not as baffling as Grown Ups 2 costing $80 million, but still baffling. M. Night Shyamalan's directing is awful, but you didn't need to hear me say that to know it. The script is horrible too, but you could have guessed that too. The script takes several interesting concepts and not only does it do jack-all with them, but what it does do is handled horribly. There's a mention that the humans had to do battle with the ursas in the past. That could have been an awesome space action movie. Give that concept to James Cameron and you've got a kick ass sci-fi blockbuster. Instead, the film is set after it happened. The father and son aspect could have been neat, especially since Jaden and Will Smith played well against each other in The Pursuit Of Happyness. Instead, the film keeps them apart for most of the running-time. The worst performance comes from Jaden Smith, who has no charisma whatsoever without his dad on-screen to back him up. He sucked in The Karate Kid and he sucked in The Day The Earth Stood Still. The fact that he has the most screen-time makes his failing more obvious. But I really can't blame him too badly since his dad is the main reason he has so much screen-time. Will Smith isn't just awful in this movie, he's excruciatingly awful. The accent that he uses might be the single worst thing in the movie. It sounds fake and stupid and effectively masks all charisma that Will Smith possesses. He showed more charisma in his three-minute cameo in Anchorman 2 than he does during the entire running-time of this film.

I have a very good feeling that this will win Worst Picture. I know that Shyamalan is almost guaranteed a new Worst Director trophy.

My grade: F

Next-up: Safe Haven!!!

*I should mention, the characters in this film have hilariously awful names.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: December 29 2013 at 6:24pm
Which one is the worst movie that can't be reviewed? And why can't it be reviewed?
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

the worst movie of the year that's actually reviewable.


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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: December 29 2013 at 6:34pm
When I post my worst of the year list in the coming weeks, you'll know. As for why I'm not reviewing them, they're too boring to review.

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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: February 15 2014 at 1:51pm
Based on the number of views of the various threads, I take it most members are considering this movie for worst of the year over http://www.razzies.com/forum/movie-43_topic6078.html - Movie 43 , or any of the other nominees ( http://www.razzies.com/forum/members-discussion-of-lOne-ranger-2013_topic6208.html - The Lone Ranger , http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum-members-discussion-of-grownups-2_topic6217.html - Grown Ups 2 and http://www.razzies.com/forum/members-discussion-of-a-madea-christmas_topic6368.html - A Madea Christmas ).  

http://www.razzies.com/forum/movie-43_topic6078_post58560.html#58560 - Any way I can persuade you to change your mind ?  

Just to be clear, when looking at worldwide box office receipts rather than just domestic, http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=1000ae.htm - After Earth would have come close to breaking even .  That's using the rule of thumb that a movie needs to make twice its budget at the box office to break even.  Other money streams on top of that should eke out a profit, http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=loneranger.htm - which is far better than what can be said for The Lone Ranger .   http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=grownups2.htm - Grown Ups 2 , http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=madeachristmas.htm - A Madea Christmas (budget $25 mil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Madea_Christmas_%28film%29 - according to Wikipedia ) and http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=movie43.htm - Movie 43 were far more profitable comparing the worldwide box office receipts to twice the budget.

So, that person on the Sony board of directors using After Earth as an excuse to spin off Sony Pictures is someone to watch very carefully. . . .



Posted By: Bookworm
Date Posted: February 20 2014 at 10:51pm
If we judged movies by their profits then every one of the Twilight movies would have been up for Oscars and not Golden Raspberries.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: February 21 2014 at 8:32am
Bookworm, box office results don't equal quality. However, they're considered to be a small factor in deciding what should be nominated for a Razzie.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 11:26am
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