“Take A Knee.” Before the release of After Earth, I was excited, thinking that maybe the science fiction movie would be good. For some strange reason, I always root for M. Night Shyamalan to get back on track after Signs, his last good movie, though I’ve been terribly disappointed year after year. A collaboration between Will Smith and Shyamalan sounded like a good ides, so what went wrong? The answer is simple: a lot of things went wrong. Critics panned the movie and audiences decided to stay away. It was one of the worst movies of 2013, and was also nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards, AKA the Razzies.
As last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles, After Earth “earned” three Razzies, including Worst Actor for Jaden Smith, Worst Supporting Actor for his father Will Smith, and Worst On-Screen Couple for the pair “on planet nepotism.” Needless to say, After Earth wasn’t the comeback movie Shyamalan or Smith hoped, as both once-big-name celebrities are waiting for a hit movie.