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#119 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
M Night has made one of my favorite movies of all time, "The Sixth Sense".
He has also made my least favorite movie of all time, "The Last Airbender".

He hasn't made a good movie in a while.

I think After Earth is his absolute final chance.
User avatar #141 to #119 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
Well, given the fact that the only conceivable plot twist was revealed in the title (the planet being earth), I'm thinking M. Night is just going for the hail mary with this one.

Point being that I wouldn't keep my hopes up.
#143 to #141 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
Plot Twist: There's still human life on Earth.
I think it's incredibly obvious, I'd be surprised if this DIDN'T happen.

IMO M Night isn't cut out to be a good survival director. Especially with only two main characters through most of it.
He'd need something more to keep the movie going for at least 90 minutes, hence, an obvious force of more characters.. Maybe a better director/writer wouldn't need more people, but he would. This would make an excellent survival story, and a great chance to represent the meaning of a bond between father and son. However that's not what M Night is going to do. He's going to make it about something less engaging.
M Night is amazing at psychological stories. But he keeps stepping out of his own zone and keeps making these Fantasy/Sci-Fi bs.
Even though I see all these potential faults with "After Earth", I want to see it. I believe "The Sixth Sense" is a masterpiece of film. He could easily play his cards right with this "hail mary". Maybe he'll do something great for another time.
User avatar #145 to #143 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
Agreed. This movie, just the sound of it, would probably be better with a more "actiony" director, even if it's just Micheal Bay, and he just litters it with explosions. I'm definitely going to see it myself just for the idea of it, but here's hoping M. Night doesn't do the stupid thing and try to FORCE some psychological twist at the end. This movie sounds like it's meant to focus on the setting more than a story. The concept sounds really awesome, so I'm hoping he doesn't **** that up.

Assuming you've seen Oblivion, THAT movie has a twist ending more on par with what M. Night is best at, which is why I was surprised when it came up and he WASN'T the one who directed it. For this movie though, I'm thinking no ************* twist ending would do way more good than forcing one in there for the sake of tradition...
User avatar #151 to #145 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
There has to be a reason for twists. Most horror movies today abuse the use of twists that it's basically a tradition, and I'm pretty sick of it. Have you seen "Sinister"? That movie has one of the best intros to any movie I've ever seen. It's memorable, and horrifying. The first act was extremely suspenseful. But it was ruined by the ending. In my opinion of course. I went seeing it knowing that there was going to be some dumb twists and it's going to be related to some ancient folklore. It would have been more surprising if it was just a normal person killing all those people.
That's when it's time to stop with the twists, when it's so expected that a normal ending is surprising.
Some of the best twists are from movies you don't expect them to be in. "The Usual Suspects", "Star Wars", "Oldboy". They are all classic movies because they gave us something to remember with the ending. Plot twists like the common horror movies today are forced and expected, therefore not as memorable.
Since I'm going in "After Earth" with an expectation, I hope to God he doesn't give me a plot twist. After seeing "The Village", the most useless, forced plot twist in existence, I just lost hope.
User avatar #154 to #151 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
I distinctly remember an episode of Supernatural like that.

"You mean they're just people?"

I instantly fell in love with that series when I saw that episode.
And then again with the episode that made fun of convention goers.
User avatar #157 to #154 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
I never really watched Supernatural so I dunno nuttn.
User avatar #158 to #157 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
Do you have Netflix?
User avatar #160 to #158 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
I do, but I don't have time because I have college, and when I'm off college I have girlfriend and a job to attend to.
I rarely have freetime anymore.
User avatar #165 to #160 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
You know...not to try and start **** , but I never understood "girlfriend" being used as an excuse to not have time for anything associated with free time.

Should they not intersect?
User avatar #224 to #165 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
It is when you barely get to see each other.
User avatar #241 to #224 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
It's not long distance, is it?
User avatar #242 to #241 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
No, I just go to college and she goes to high school.
I take college extremely seriously so when I study, I study hard for hours. Pretty much only weekends with me and her.
User avatar #243 to #242 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
I...well...it IS legal between the two of you, right?
User avatar #245 to #243 - Forfunaccount (04/28/2013) [-]
I'm 18 she's 17.
User avatar #246 to #245 - lolollo (04/28/2013) [-]
That doesn't quite answer it though. Legal age is 18 where I live, though I know it's 16 in other places.

Either way, what exactly do you do on the weekends that doesn't count as "free time"?
(And don't say "sex", you don't have sex for 48 hours straight.)
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