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CFQ Video Review: After Earth

CFQ Video Review: After Earth

In a belated edition of the Cinefantastique Video Review podcast, Steve Biodrowski dissects AFTER EARTH, the vanity project starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film features one or two brights spots to remind us of Shyamalan’s once formidable talent, but the director over-emphasizes the sentimental aspects of a father-son [...]

AFTER EARTH: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:22

AFTER EARTH: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:22

M. Night Shyamalan continues to be a very good director doing not-very-good movies. In the futuristic adventure AFTER EARTH, Will Smith — who also came up with the story — plays a literally fearless warrior who crash-lands with his son (actual son Jaden Smith) on an abandoned Earth grown wild and dangerous in the interim. [...]

After Earth review

After Earth review

At first glance, it might seem touching that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith would produce a movie in order to turn their son into a star; after all, what parent does not want a child to follow in his/her footsteps? On closer inspection, however, AFTER EARTH borders on child abuse. Expected to exude macho [...]

After Earth in theatres May 31

After Earth in theatres May 31

Sony Pictures releases this science fiction extravaganza. Will Smith and Jaden Smith star in a futuristic father-and-son version of ROBINSON CRUSOE, set on a depopulated Earth that has evolved in ways hostile to human survival. M. Night Shyamalan directed, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Stephen Gaghan and Gary Whitta, with additional dialogue by Michael [...]