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Title: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 03, 2013, 11:50:08 PM
So I hear that M. Night Shyamalan has continued his trend of drawing terrible performances out of good and bad actors alike with After Earth.  I was planning to see this yesterday, but I wasn't walking to the theatre in 87 degrees to see a movie I was hearing bad things about.  Anybody watch this movie?
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Crash Dummie on June 04, 2013, 01:23:48 AM
Years ago, I was the only one groaning in my local theatre when I saw Mr. Shabadabadoo's name in a teaser. Now everyone groans.

Fuck this guy and his movies. I love Unbreakable, but fuck him.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Chucky on June 04, 2013, 03:08:56 AM
The trailers for this look like ass anyways. I just can't get into any film that uses HEAVY doses of CGI.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: L-Face on June 04, 2013, 04:39:21 AM
I've never been a Shyamalan fan. Thought the Sixth Sense was overrated and any other film of his I watched was due to being dragged to the theater by friends or watching them with Rifftrax and laughing at just how ridiculous his movies are. The fact that people are still allowing him to make movies when they've gradually gotten worse is astounding.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Crash Dummie on June 04, 2013, 04:53:56 AM
I went into The Happening taking it seriously, and I cringed so hard that I quit 30 minutes in.

I'd watch it again as a comedy though. With alcohol.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: L-Face on June 04, 2013, 05:20:07 AM
It's so bad, it's hilarious. Not quite on par with the Room or Birdemic, but it's up there.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Shadow on June 04, 2013, 11:25:42 AM
I haven't seen it, don't plan on seeing it... not only because of Shamallama, but because the story just didn't seem all that appealing. Combine that with the fact that I'm a big fan of Smith's kid getting shoved down our throats, yeah, no plans on seeing it. Also...

87 degrees
I hate you.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 04, 2013, 12:21:48 PM
Shadow, you realize that my friends visit Arizona in the summer to escape the weather?  Until Phoenix develops a coast and 100% humidity days, no.

Thought the Sixth Sense was overrated
Thank you!  The only reason I watched any of his films were because I had hopes that it would be impossible to fuck up The Last Airbender.  I watched all of the films he had release to that point, and enjoyed The Village the most, the sole reason being that I treated it like a comedy.

Actually, I enjoyed Signs when I was younger.  Now, I have to be in the right mood to watch it and ignore the ways it makes no sense.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Crash Dummie on June 04, 2013, 10:34:52 PM
In Signs, I still like the scene where they have what they think is going to be their last meal together. The rest is pretty much just bullshit.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 05, 2013, 03:27:43 AM
It's one of those movies that is really effective at setting the mood, but when you look past that to pay closer attention it gets problematic.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Pastor on June 05, 2013, 08:28:46 AM
That scene in The Happening where Marky Mark and the lady watch the video of that guy getting his arms ripped off by lions is one of the most unintentionally funny things I've ever seen.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 05, 2013, 10:22:58 AM
Pretty much every death scene in that movie is that way.  I know of people who swear by it as the comedy of our generation.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: L-Face on June 06, 2013, 12:05:25 AM
When it was said that wind was an indication of when shit was going to go down, I laughed every time hair and trees were blowing in the wind and the characters were "safe." Obviously you can't control nature, which is why it makes a terrible "killer."
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 06, 2013, 12:55:34 AM
From what I understand, Stanley Kubrick would have found a way.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Pastor on June 06, 2013, 02:18:31 AM
When it was said that wind was an indication of when shit was going to go down, I laughed every time hair and trees were blowing in the wind and the characters were "safe." Obviously you can't control nature, which is why it makes a terrible "killer."

[*cry*] Now I have to scrap my script about killer rain.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Shadow on June 09, 2013, 02:32:04 PM
Shadow, you realize that my friends visit Arizona in the summer to escape the weather?  Until Phoenix develops a coast and 100% humidity days, no

What is this humidity you speak of?

So did this movie really have strong ties to Scientology, like I've read reviews about? Or is that some people simply jumping the gun?
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 09, 2013, 03:15:12 PM
Should I watch this tomorrow, or the Purge?  Or is there actually a good movie out?
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 12, 2013, 04:06:47 PM
Verdict: M. Night Shyamalan remains the modern day Claudio Fragasso in terms of being a master of comedy.

He started with Bruce Willis arguing with a woman who clearly couldn’t hear a word he was saying, went on to an invasion of Earth by hydro-allergenic aliens beaten by comically placed glasses of water, then we had the comedic masterpieces that were The Village and The Happening.  Shyamalan then tried to sell a Scream fanboy as a film critic, before giving us the glorious scene of Uncle Iro calling on a random young boy for the sole purpose of humiliating Zuko.

Now, we get Will Smith trying to be an actor with absolutely no charisma playing a beloved general and his son playing a fool who claims to have been through military training yet obviously knows about as much of the military as I Love Lucy, fighting for their lives against a monster that could not survive in the real world, on a planet where you can cross 50 miles and encounter herds of buffalo, tropical forests that freeze over every night yet remain perfectly intact, and Mount Doom, which Jaden Smith must claim in order to get 4G coverage.

If you've found his previous efforts hilarious, you'll find this one the same.  4/10.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: Crash Dummie on June 12, 2013, 10:32:43 PM
He's getting to a Tommy Wiseau level.
Title: Re: After Earth
Post by: JasonzSon on June 13, 2013, 01:51:47 AM
Well, Lady in the Water was his way of saying "Everybody betray me, I'm fed up with this world.  You're tearing me apart, critics!"