Saw this a cpl months ago.Here's the deal.Will Smith used his star status to propel his son's.This had a lot of promise,but special effects,set design,wring,and pretty much everything in between is hampered by a simplistic plot,and obvious culmination.Too bad.I really think Will Smith needs a big movie these days.Worth renting,but you'll probably not pause it when u get up to go the bathroom.
Although it's a good movie,it's not great enough to catapult past an Oscar nod.It's way long,not really very engaging at times,and suffers from one very
obvious lack of intelligent factual writing that we are expected to not notice.Having grown up in the south in Tennessee and Georgia,I understand racism very well.Ironically,REVERSE RACISM doesn't ever seem to gain a true voice,tho it definitely exists,as anyone in the south will tell you.
The obvious mistake we are led to believe NEVER happned...is that NOT ONE PERSON STOOD UP in each new presidency to say Let's go ahead and get rid of the obviously racist practice of using black butlers.
Other than this,it's good,a bit slow at times,but not unique enough for an Oscar.
I was actually looking forward to seeing this,given the success of District 9 and it's ties to it,plus starring Matt Damon.I was very disappointed in the ALMOST CARTOONISH characters and terribly over the top acting of Jodie Foster and the guy playing Spider being nearly indecipherable at times.Why was the President portrayed as a sidebar consult to Foster's character,and why all the over the top mexican gangs??Couldv'e benefited from muuuuuuuuuuuuuuch smarter writing.