After Earth (Trailer #1) Review
Since I am now doing these trailer reviews I thought that I should probably do one of a trailer I didn’t particularly like. My view isn’t that the trailer is particularly bad but something about it puts me off and I’ll explain why. I like Will Smith and I don’t mind his son either, they can work together very well and I hope they can do so again. However these are my complaints, one being that the trailer seems to clash a great deal with Oblivion which I think looks better, me and my friends keep confusing the two and as they are coming out the same year this could prove annoying. Two, a lot of the scenes feel like I have seen it before, a lot of avatar feel to some of the scenes. Three, I don’t like M. Night Shyamalan recently but even worse is that they didn’t include his name anywhere in this trailer meaning the studio probably doesn’t have as much faith in him as they used to. On the other hand I did like the weird accent Will Smith was putting on, almost sounds like an accent of the future (Not from any distinct region). I also thought the visuals looked pretty impressive.
Top 3 Scenes
3. Beautiful Forests
If nothing else this film is going to deliver some very impressive visuals, this visual shot looks great but I can imagine more being very impressive with many space, forest, mountains, spaceships and weird creatures hunting the Smiths. It’s a little difficult getting these stills for some reason. Every time I paused the video it went a little blurry.
2. Aliens or Different Faction Attacking a Settlement
I automatically figured that this was on the planet and it was attacking the Smiths, but after closer looks I noticed that there were a lot of people there including a few carrying children. My view now is that its an alien attack or another human faction attacking a settlement. The reason this is so and why it is important to the story is that Will Smiths character is a famous general. The reason I like this is because we may get a space battle! Probably not knowing M.Night but I can still hope.
1. Father and Son Breathing Exercise
Personally I think that the best aspect of this film is going to be the father and son relationship. Being stranded on a dangerous planet and really needing each other to survive should bring some fantastic performances from both the stars. This personal relationship is something I think M.Night can actually pull off as he has done it before and as the main story playing within the film he can put most of his concentration on that.
Lastly I believe this is M.Nights last chance and if he can’t pull this relatively simple story off then I am never watching another of his films. You can hold me to that.
Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?