So my wife and I just got back from seeing the movie and we both really enjoyed it. Well I loved (most) of it and my wife, who's not really a scifi fan thought it was ok. But even she said that Will Smith hits this out of the park, his performance is the strongest I've seen him do thus far. This movie really shows that his range is far greater than action or comic role guy.
I don't like to go into much detail and dissect a movie apart when writing about them. I'll go into as much depth as you like in person though heh
I just like to say whether I think the film was good and/or entertaining. I'll comment on the story in a generic way and if I like the cinematography and or effect...but I absolutely "hate" reading a review that details the whole movie and basically ruins it before you even have a chance to go...so I won't do it either
So like I said the movie is very well done. Great characterization by Smith, and the dog was wonderful as well heh
The movie deviates quite a bit from the original novel (yes I've read it) and I'd highly recommend it to any interested in the genre and story as well. Though be aware that they are different "version/visions" of the same core story.
Many critics have jumped on the film for it's somewhat heavy use of cgi, especially in regard to the creature effects. I personally didn't mind it or find it distracting at all from the emotion or the story...and I understand why they chose to use it when and where they did. So I say don't let those reports scare you away
There were a few parts of the script that I wish had been done differently, or had them stick closer to the original...But over all the film is well worth seeing and entertaining. The trailer gives you a good overview of the film, so if it looks interesting to you I think you'll enjoy the show.
Out of 5, I'd give the movie a very strong 3.5/3.75 (or 7.5 out of 10) Not perfect but still a lot of fun!
And I say see this movie for no other reason than to see Will Smith's performance and the dog!
If the story would of been flushed out a bit more, maybe another 1/2 hour I think I'd rate it higher. Some things I think needed a bit more development...but I'm hoping there will be a Dir. Cut as I "think" there was some scenes cut
So there you go.
A good solid scifi/action/horror film!
Don't spill your popcorn