Hmmm…my favorite movie reviewer, Phil Boatwright, said this:"After Earth is the best sci-fi adventure since Close Encounters of the
Third Kind!We’ve come a long way technology-wise since Steven
Spielberg’s 1977 alien classic, but all too often the profound morals and
messages found in the best of science fiction have gotten lost between the
state-of-the-art CGI effects. ...After Earth… incorporate(s) spirituality,
and suggests that we look within to find purpose rather than just anesthetize
our brains with electronic time-passers."There are several
issues incorporated within this tale of survival: honor, father/son
relationships, forgiveness, the sanctity of life, and sacrifice. Though none of
these subjects is used to beat us over the head, they are a part of the makeup
of this scary, thrilling movie metaphor…"Tightly written
and wonderfully photographed, it takes us to a world outside our own. And what a
pleasure to see a film that tells a story of estrangement and the overcoming of
fear, without including the standard issue of crudity, disrespect, and
profanity."Now I know, even better, why I like Mr.
Boatwright's reviews better than the DN's.