If you’d asked me a few hours ago what I expected to write here I probably would have said something like “Well, After Earth _looks_ like it might be cool but M. Night Shyamalan directed it so I’m worried it’s going to suck.”
To be fair, M. Night Shyamalan’s track record of late isn’t exactly stellar. Signs and Unbreakable were middling. Lady in the Water and The Village were terrible. The Last Airbender was atrocious. It seems that every subsequent film has gotten worse and worse. My fears were unfounded though because I thought that the movie would be bad because he’d throw in some ridiculous twist that would make me groan at having to sit through the movie to get to it. Turns out it’s bad just because it’s just a pretty straightforward bad movie.