Review: After Earth

There’s a lot to like about the new science fiction film After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Will and Jaden Smith. From the wonderfully organic feel of the far future world to the hazardous asteroid storm that damages their ship far from a safe planet, to the smart fabrics and tech the film should be a home run for us sci-fi fans. But it’s not. In fact, the storyline ends up quite…Read More

Review: The Last Airbender

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender is a film that amply demonstrates the adage that everyone outside of Hollywood understands: special effects do not a movie make.  The brilliant effects by Industrial Light & Magic are all there is to this incoherent mess of a movie, and it’s too bad, because there could have been a visually stunning story. Unfortunately Shyamalan has demonstrated in every post-Sixth Sense film he’s made that he just isn’t a very…Read More