Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Jaden Smith, Will Smith
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Rated: PG-13 (For sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images)
It amazes me that M. Night Shyamalan managed to hammer out great performances from Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment in “The Sixth Sense,” yet manages to make Will Smith – one of Hollywood's most charismatic actors - and turn him into a walking bore. Despite the credit that “After Earth” was based off of an idea by Smith, stars him and his son Jaden, and was produced by his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, you'd think this family project would make the man at least look like he's having a good time. Smith's character explains he's this way because he realized at one point in his life that while danger was real, fear was a choice, and he chose not to be afraid. Does choosing not to be afraid also make you aloof? Never mind.
Parents, there is mild violence int this film. Recommended for ages 12 and up.