After Earth Review


I went into this movie unaware of the "critical" backlash it was getting by other reviewers. I walked out of the film loving it. Action Sci Fi but with a emotional spin on it. I go into greater detail on why I enjoyed the movie so much in the podcast. One of the main reason I identified with this film was that it centered around a father and son dynamic. Also the imagery of a black father and son protagonists in a science fiction film is unto itself ground breaking. The fact that Will and Jaden are father in son in real life is just icing on the cake.  Co host Qstorm has not seen the movie, but has read the bad reviews online. Has his opinion of the movie been tainted by those reviews? Does cynicism get in the way of our own perception of movies, before we see them? Listen to the show and find out.

Michael Dean is the founder and host of PodcastJuice. Michael is also a musician, author. His latest science fiction novel: Truths Destiny is available on Amazon.

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  • Kurt Trevor Valley

    I just listened to your podcast on After Earth, and I have got to say that I agree 100% your analysis of the film. I love this movie and as a father two African-American boys I appreciate your position on why this movie is especially important to us. However when I watched it I never even considered race. I accepted the future world that was created. As a sci-fi fan I also appreciated the subtle changes to the earth and how the future was imagined. This was a father and son movie that explored the absurdity of fear, which was very subtly done in the scene where the injured ranger saluted Will Smith’s character.