After Earth (2013)

AfterEarthThe strongest part of the film is its tag line: “Danger is Real, Fear is a Choice”. No matter how difficult that is, the fact that we fear mostly because of things that might occur in the future but sometimes they do not, makes indeed such fear an insanity.

There is also the relationship between father and son which is well visualized regarding their misconceptions and fears.

Visual effects and the display of a foreign world is also in the film’s good points. The plot is carrying the spectator from start to end without too many surprises. The film is mostly supported by two actors and both ‘s acting is great.

If however someone steps back to think, numerous questions arise:

  • The human race managed to destroy its planet and no one did something to stop it
  • The way out of this mess was provided by a military (!!!) group which acting globally (!!!) evacuated a portion (???) of the Earth’s population to some distant start system. So, common sense and democracy (as much there is of it anyway now days) was not in the position to provide a solution. This is a good tutorial for the subconscious of people who did not reach the point to think for themselves!
  • After 1000 years in the distant planet, even in families there is a military order (!!!). What an evolution!

Well, it is a watchable film 🙂

My rating: 06 /10

The Big Year (2011)

TheBigYearThe Big Year is a film about birds and bird observers. People that are passionate observing birds, devoting a big part of their life try to see them, hear them, admire them. Well, I am a nature fan (walking the mountains is a favorite activity of mine) and despite the fact that I do not share the passion I sympathize!

So, the subject is an original one, the plot is not bad and there are numerous funny moments. The point however where the film shows its real beauty (for me) is on the finish line, i.e. in the last five minutes. For these five minutes, which of course build on the remaining film, it gets…

My rating: 08/10

Smashed (2012)

Smashed by James Ponsoldt  had such a depressing start as a film that almost drove me out of the movie theater. I was glad I did not go. After watching it, it was evident that such a truthful, honest deposition of facts and life situations demanded such an opening.
Alcohol or drugs is an attempt of escape from reality to what we think it is a better place. A place we are not forced to deal with life.
They are other ways too…Many of us know some…But the concept remains.

The acting of Mary Elizabeth Winstead is amazing (it’s not only the looks 🙂 ).

My rating: 07/10