After Earth was released in 2013, and I was really intrigued by it. I love Sci-Fi and I have historically enjoyed the movies Will Smith has starred in, especially Will Smith Sci-Fi movies.
I think along with a lot of other critics viewers, I was a bit leery about Will Smith and his son starring in the same movie. Again. It seemed to work in The Pursuit of Happiness, but then Jaden Smith was still really young. Now he was going to be judged more so on his acting ability, his presence, his appearance, etc etc.
As I watched the movie I loved the setting of the story, though I found the premise a bit weak. The visual effects were brilliant, but the characters were pretty flat and really not that interesting. The father-son relationship and dynamics didn't really interest me and really added nothing to the story as they could have been any mentor or student thrown together.
Overall I guess it wasn't a terrible movie, but I feel like a lot of potential was lost, particularly in making the characters interesting.