After Earth: Will Smith’s “Cypher” Has Ironically Undecipherable Accent

Seriously, what is Will Smith’s accent supposed to be? Southern? British? Erudite? South Afrikaner? At least Jaden just goes for a low-hanging-fruit “North Florida Southern.”

I want to be¬†intrigued¬†by this movie; but I can’t seem to build much nerd fire for it. Still, it’s refreshing seeing a post-apocalyptic movie where the future isn’t dominated by short white guys and transparently pale women. Some of the science seems dubious; but I’ll give that a pass too as long as Shyamalan doesn’t throw some idiotic twist in the last quarter of the movie (THE MONSTERS ARE US! WE DID IT! WE BLEW UP! YOU DAMN DIRTY NEO-SMILODONS!). As is, this looks to be a very straight forward sci-fi action-adventure that could be worth plunking down a few bucks to escape the heat this summer.

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