The sad truth about After Earth is that not only is it difficult to find things it does well, but there are numerous examples of outright incompetence dotting the landscape. Outside of some nice visuals, it's impossible to find a reason to recommend the film, which feels overlong at 100 minutes as it plods through a tiresome adventure quest that sends a boy out into the wilderness on his own in a hostile environment prowled by bad CGI animals and stupid plot contrivances. When it comes to bringing animals to life on a computer, someone should have consulted Ang Lee. If the lions and eagles in After Earth had looked remotely believable, maybe I wouldn't have occasionally entertained the idea that this big budget misfire was intended to be a parody.
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