Style that still lets the bride shine...
Future Earth looks gorgeous, too bad about the people.
FILM: Considering the extreme amount of preparation and behind-the-scenes work that went into creating a fully realised, beautifully organic world of the future, the film falls curiously flat. Kind of like John Carter, After Earth will become in time a guilty pleasure for some, but just an anomaly for others, as it goes for telegraphed sentimentality over real emotion.
Set a thousand years into mankind’s future, the sci-fi action adventure sees a father and son return to an Earth which has evolved to be anti-human.
Will and Jaden Smith play said father and son which should have made this easier for them, but it doesn’t. The older character, Cypher Raige, is so unemotional while the child Kitai is such a fraidy cat brat, that neither of them come across as sympathetic or easy to empathise with.
BONUS FEATURES: The making of features, which look at everything from a complicated pre-visualisation process to the striking design, hint at a product that should have been better. These actually make the Blu-ray worth a watch, but do it after watching the film. – Theresa Smith