Somebody, please call an ambulance for Manoj ‘Night’ Shyamalan.
Having developed a taste for Shymalan’s brown ass, Hollywood critics have dropped their trousers.
They’re determined to bugger the sh*t out of Shyamalan and drive him out of Hollywood.
Yes, folks, yes, Shyamalan’s new movie After Earth is being brutally buggered by critics.
As of 10:52AM Eastern Time today, After Earth had a miserable rating of just 15% on Rotten Tomatoes.
After Earth is a post-apocalypse, sci-fi movie set a thousand years hence.
Will Smith and son Jaden Smith (of Karate Kid fame) play the main characters.
Besides taking credit for the story, Will Smith also produced the movie (in partnership with Sony).
Here’s how some American movie critics see After Earth:
* John DeFore of Hollywood Reporter dismissed it as “a disappointingly generic film.”
* To Scott Foundas of Variety, After Earth is “one long anticlimax.” While coming down on both Smiths, Foundas also slams into Shyamalan flaying him as “a director-for-hire here, his disinterest palpable from first frame to last.”
* Lou Lumenick of New York Post dubs After Earth a “crashing bore.” Lumenick comes down hard on Shymalan: “Eleven years and several progressively more dreadful movies after “Signs,’’ director M. Night Shyamalan would be lucky to get a gig directing traffic. His work on this reported $150 million vanity project manages to generate no suspense or excitement. Only yawns.”
* Mike Scott of Times Picayune finds After Earth “a fairly cumbersome load to shoulder.” Scott writes, “Shyamalan’s film — which doesn’t feel like a Shyamalan film, for better or for worse — does contain a worthwhile message about conquering one’s fear and being the master of one’s emotion.”
After Earth releases in theaters tonight in the U.S.