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Morgenstern again. This is the kind of claim that would make sense if you had seen like maybe 15 movies. Ever. After Earth isn't even the slowest-paced movie of the first half of 2013.
There are certainly some problems with After Earth: Shyamalan still struggles to write dialogue that sounds like human speech (especially in the first 15 or 20 minutes; he gets into a more comfortable groove with fewer characters on screen), and the movie's philosophy tends toward ponderous self-help. But it's a pretty decent sci-fi adventure movie, especially for kids: I imagine a lot of 10-to-13-year-olds will enjoy it. And it's well-made by Shyamalan without the crippling screenplay or acting incompetence of some of his other recent efforts (and without the endless cutting or bombast of so many members of its genre). Did I see a different movie than the people above? Maybe the trick is, I made those observations after watching the movie, not by jotting down some pre-approved groupthink before seeing it and then seeing how I could spin what I saw to match it.