Will Smith can be absolutely amazing–just watch him in Men in Black or Hancock. But he took on a bit too much in After Earth–creating the story, and then went from bad to worse by selecting M. Night Shyamalan to fix-it-up and direct. See a more in depth list of what went wrong at buzzymag.

An excerpt:
I wanted to like this movie. I really, truly did.

I saw the trailers, and I loved the high concept put forth: that humans had left Earth a thousand years ago (for reasons unknown) and now Kitai Raige and his Dad, Cypher Raige, have crash-landed there.

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