Saturday, 15 June 2013

After Earth

© 2013 Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH

★½

"Some bad films are good ideas badly executed, some are well-executed bad ideas", Sam Davies wrote in his recent review of Sara Sugarman's indie comedy Vinyl. The film at hand, however, Davies felt "falls into that gloomy category of terrible ideas badly executed", which, as it happens, seems an appropriate description for After Earth as well. Smith's vision of a future in which humans, after they have turned Earth into an uninhabitable wasteland, are exiled on a far-off planet called Nova Prime reeks of pretension; whereas Shyamalan's direction shows troubling signs of utter ineptitude.

Ganze Kritik auf The Zurich English Student (online einsehbar).

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