27th Oct 2013

After Earth (2013)

Corrected entry: Throughout the movie, the sword on the kids back appears and disappears from one scene to another.


Correction: No, it does not. Sometimes he is carrying it and sometimes he is wearing it on his back, but it's always with him. Most of the individual shots in this movie do not take place one after the other anyway. After all, it takes less than two hours to show him make a three day journey. So just because it's in one place in one shot and another in the next does not make a continuity error.

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5th Jun 2013

After Earth (2013)

Corrected entry: The movie states that every animal/plant on Earth has evolved to kill humans, but humans have not been on Earth for over 1000 years so it would be impossible to evolve to kill humans specifically. Evolution is a process that takes constant interaction and stimulation to occur. It's the essence of trial and error. If they had not evolved before the humans left, then there is no way for them to do it afterwards. (00:29:10)


Correction: You're reading too much into it. He's only saying that every predator on this planet evolved alongside humanity for hundreds of thousands of years and therefore has evolved in such a way as to be capable of killing humans. One thousand years is not that long, evolutionarily speaking. What he means, for instance, is that an alien life form may find the black widow spider's venom to be completely harmless because the black widow did not evolve to be capable of attacking that alien species' nervous system. Nova Prime, the planet humans currently inhabit, likely has many examples of flora and fauna which are venomous to the native species but not to humans. Raige is simply warning his son not to be complacent because that will not be the case here. Also, it's been a thousand years since humanity left Earth; the planet has been mythologized a bit, because obviously not EVERYTHING on the planet has evolved to kill humans SPECIFICALLY even today. Just all the things that can kill are capable of killing humans.

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