Oh M. Night, the downward spiral of uninteresting projects continues. The first trailer for his latest movie has all the originality of Will Smith and M. Night Shyamalan bumping heads together and saying to themselves AVATAR was a huge hit, let’s just do that, but to break things up a bit how bout we give the whole thing an I AM LEGEND vibe. In case you were wondering, none of this is a compliment, especially when I tell you that I was not a fan of AVATAR and aside from the awesome visual style of I AM LEGEND it was extremely disappointing.
AFTER EARTH’s first trailer, being tossed around as a teaser is not a teaser at all. The video is two and a half minutes long and shows a ton of footage. All of it is people struggling to survive in an alien world where creature/animals are trying to kill them- both are aspects of AVATAR and I AM LEGEND not to mention any other number of films. I never bothered with THE LAST AIRBENDER after Shyamalan’s last couple horrid offerings and have pretty much lost all hope that he has anything worth watching anymore. Maybe I’m wrong and maybe AFTER EARTH turns out to be at least passible- I will say that a lot of the visuals looked cool, but that does not always equal a successful film.
The film stars father and son duo Will and Jayden Smith with Shyamalan on as director. It will hit theaters June 7, 2013.
What do you think of the trailer for AFTER EARTH?