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    Wednesday afternoon.

    No reviews yet from critics on RT. Nor Metacritic. Bad sign.

    I went snooping.

    The first review I found was in German. Yes. I had to translate the page to find it. It was rather worthless, it didn't really say anything about the film that gave me a sense of its quality.

    The next review comes from Tampa. I'm not enamoured with the reviewer but considering what things were covered, there is likely to be some truth to it even if not totally reputable. [The rating here is 1.5/4.]

    http://cwtampa.cbslocal.com/2013/05/...w-after-earth/

    "Moderate" scoring review from Steve Persall in Tampa as well:
    http://moviereviewintelligence.com/m...mpa_bay_times/

    Apparently Tampa is the only city with any cajones, or wasn't considered important enough to pay off to prevent them from dumping their load early.
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    It might have a slight chance of being a parody of Oblivion, rather than just a parody of M. Night Shyamalan movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    It might have a slight chance of being a parody of Oblivion, rather than just a parody of M. Night Shyamalan movies.
    Is that supposed to be a boost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Is that supposed to be a boost?
    I thought Oblivion was the best sci-fi movie of the year (so far), and the best this movie seems to be is a parody.

    M. Night has been unaware of how hilarious he is since after Unbreakable, my personal favorite of his.

    And the CG creatures in After Earth look like crap...as bad as the werewolves in the Twilight movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    I thought Oblivion was the best sci-fi movie of the year (so far), and the best this movie seems to be is a parody.

    And the CG creatures in After Earth look like crap...as bad as the werewolves in the Twilight movies.
    Oblivion actually wasn't that great. I'd probably give it a 6 or 6.5 out of 10. I think the design (especially of the robots, ship, and homes/bases) was excellent, but the entire movie was rather soulless. Middle of road for Cruise, although much better than Jack Reacher. The director had the same problem with Tron Legacy -- pretty lights, but kind of empty in terms of space, and the movie itself only had a few flickers of actual soul.

    ... well, as far as Twilight goes.... ain't gonna argue with you there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    ... well, as far as Twilight goes.... ain't gonna argue with you there!
    I just saw CG werewolves in the trailers, and a creepy CG baby in a TGWTG episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    I just saw CG werewolves in the trailers, and a creepy CG baby in a TGWTG episode.
    I'd have been surprised if you'd actually watched Twilight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'd have been surprised if you'd actually watched Twilight.
    I saw the first one. I didn't have any intense dislike for it, I just thought it was boring. I hear mixed things about the sequels, though, stating they're boring or that they're worth watching because of how bad they are (like many of M. Night's latter-day movies). Maybe one of these days I'll check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    I saw the first one. I didn't have any intense dislike for it, I just thought it was boring. I hear mixed things about the sequels, though, stating they're boring or that they're worth watching because of how bad they are (like many of M. Night's latter-day movies). Maybe one of these days I'll check them out.
    I actually saw most of the first one and didn't think it was awful, I was just kind of indifferent....
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    I may try to see it this weekend, but I also want to go camping and I'm not sure it's a good idea to see this particular movie then go sleep in a raggedy tent in the woods.
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