Which Will Smith movie would be your top choice for movie night?

Independence Day

I loved this movie when I was a kid, and I could still watch it with pleasure today.

Well, I still have a slightly different view now than when I was like 7 years old. Because I obviously realized since then that it’s one of those hyper patriotic films glorifying America saving the world for the umpteenth time. But whatever, it’s a film that marked my childhood!

It’s also the very first film I saw with Will Smith, that’s how I discovered him. In this work, the actor exudes confidence, he dominates the screen in front of all the others, he’s the star.

He’s as funny as he is badass, he’s the very embodiment of a hero ready to save the world. Probably the best alien hunter in the history of cinema.

His absence was also cruelly felt in the second part, released in 2016. But in the end, fortunately he wasn’t in that film, given what a dud it was!

I’m a legend

For me, this is one of the best zombie movies ever made, and maybe even the best. It’s not just a violent or gory movie as one might expect: it’s really moving, which sets it apart from other movies of the same genre like World War Z , which I also enjoyed.

And Will Smith also carries this film on his shoulders, even more than in Independence Day . He plays a different role, deeper and less funny, that of a tortured man who must fight alone or almost alone.

It’s also a film that addresses the theme of suffering linked to solitude quite well, as well as that of despair but also hope. I will also always be sad for the dog!

After Earth

Well, here Will Smith doesn’t play the main role since it’s his son, like a kind of passing of the torch. But he also plays his role quite credibly, I think.

A father and son who don’t know each other well and who have to work together to get by, a story that has been seen and reviewed but remains beautiful. And all with a rather nice ecological message. A film that has been, in my opinion, unfairly panned by critics.

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