After Earth

After Earth (2013)


A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a treacherous journey to signal for help. They must learn to work together and trust each other, if they want any chance of returning home.

~ movie website


Wow! I had heard such bad things about this movie after it had been released for general audience viewing back in 2013 that I had an additional reason not to see this movie, aside from an actor whom I do not appreciate, Mr. Jaden Smith. I was not impressed by his appearance in The Day The Earth Stood Still. However – to his credit – he did play a spoiled brat – in my opinion – in both movies, a character with whom I identify with rigorous honesty, and that may be the single reason I do not like the person, though he appears to be a spoiled child in real life also…believe me, I can tell…I am one.

Anyway, therapy over, I liked this movie. It held my attention, despite a weak plot, or was it bad acting that made the story bad? I am not the one to judge that, unless it was obvious. Will did seem more wooden to me than scarred. Jaden, well, I have a hard time even looking at him – we’ll just leave it at that.

What did I like? In the beginning, Cypher is saluted by a soldier, whose life he had saved. The soldier is missing a leg, but orders his colleagues(?) to stand him up. One he is standing he finally salutes Cypher. That single sign of respect moved me to tears. What makes this scene so significant to me is that I have no respect for the military, et al, as I am a pacifist – this is the simple explanation, as a human I am multi-faceted, and do have other emotions that tie in to my life choices. Even at the scene of a second salute, I was moved, though, not as much.

I also enjoyed the scenery on earth. The ship looked cool on the outside, but the inside did not complement the outside at all – at least not to me. While the outside was sleek, the inside was skeletal, literally.

Like I said, overall, I liked the movie. I will state that I was in a movie-watching mood, would could have influenced my feelings about this movie. I am an oddball also. 😀

Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad


From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”).

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

~ Suicide Squad


Loved it! Jared Leto as The Joker was so fuckin’ sexy! I just love a lithe male body :* Always pleased to see Will Smith, especially with all that muscle. There was one scene that showed him standing from the back and his neck was so sexy and masculine! Diablo (Jay Hernandez) was the third – literally – hottie in the movie. Even Croc was looking good under all the makeup.

The story was easy enough to follow and very entertaining. However, there is a clip after all the credits that I missed. I just found it on YouTube…really only indicates “another” comic book movie…I’m thinking Justice League! I just hope they include Zan and Jayna.