In the run up to the release of Will and son Jaden Smith's Sci Fi epic After Earth brought to use from the imagination of M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs), and Brad Pitt's apocalyptic epic World War Z, based on the best selling novel by Max Brooks, there has been much speculation over which would fail and which would be a hit.
Jaden Smiths performance is but one of the gripes from most critics!
Many believed that the premise and the visuals presented in the early trailers and screencaps from After Earth would make it a sleeper hit, or at the very least a watchable, enjoyable movie.
On the flip side, many believed that the production problems and rewritten third act by Drew Goddard (Damon Lindelof was approached but could not commit due to time constraints) were inevitable signs of a forthcoming flop.
As it turns out, these early speculations were completely wrong. After Earth, which was released on Friday has bombed, with critics considering it Shyamalan's worst movie, whereas World War Z, which premiered in London last night has already been labelled by critics as one of this summers blockbuster hits.
World War Z's visuals truly are epic!
After Earth has received a 12% rating based on 118 reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, and a score of 32 from Metacritic. More worryingly some critics have made note of the movies use of central themes from Scientology - sourced from Wikipedia
Although reviews for World War Z are, as of yet, mostly forthcoming, an early review from Showbiz411 calling it "a popcorn movie on the level of Independence Day".
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