For a very long time, Will Smith was with out query the most important and most bankable star in Hollywood. Not solely is he the one actor to have starred in eight motion pictures in a row that every one opened at primary and earned over $100 million on the home field workplace, however he additionally headlined eleven consecutive hits that hauled in at the very least $150 million abroad.
Of course, no person is immune from a bomb or two, with Smith having additionally starred in his fair proportion due to the likes of Wild Wild West, Winter’s Tale and Concussion, however the one one he’s publicly admitted his remorse over was M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth. A crushingly tedious train in nepotism, the actor obtained the only real story credit score of his cinematic profession for the futuristic sci-fi that noticed him play second fiddle to son Jaden, with Smith Sr.’s pure charisma suppressed in a dour flip that sees him sitting in a chair for almost all of his display time.
It might have earned $243 million globally, however the hefty funds and big advertising and marketing prices noticed it fail to show a revenue, whereas critics savaged the newest misfire from Shyamalan, and it holds a dire 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Make no mistake, it’s a horrible film no matter whether or not it’s filled with subliminal Scientology messaging or not, and within the years since, Will Smith has admitted that he views it as a private failure and a supply of frustration that he roped his son into the misguided endeavor as nicely.
After Earth was designed with the intention of launching a multimedia franchise that lined film sequels, animated exhibits, quick movies, video video games, theme park points of interest, comedian books and extra, however fortunately it by no means got here to that.