Movie Review: After We Collided

The new movie “After We Collided” is the second in a four part series that started with “After” that was released in April 2019. The critics are trashing After We Collided, giving it a very rare zero on Rotten Tomatoes and while the critics are correct that this is mostly a bad movie, there is no way this production deserves a number as low as zero.

The movie After received only a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the critics were very wrong about this movie, because what After did correctly, was show the emotional pain of a relationship despite the soap opera-like story. What After We Collided did wrong was it was mostly all about the soap opera, without the effective story and acting that showed the painful emotions of a very painful on and off relationship. Despite all of this, I thought the acting within this story with Tessa, played by Josephine Langford and Hardin, played by Hero Fiennes Tiffin was very well done. Josephine Langford, as she showed in After, has one of the most perfect faces ever seen within any movie.

There are two more sequels in the works in this series, based on 4 books written by author Anna Todd, who wrote them on of all things, her cell phone. Even more incredible is that her first book “After” received over 1.5 billion downloads. Despite the critics, this Anna Todd series is still going strong with 4 movies either completed or in production. I hope the next two films are much better than this one, that did not hold up well in comparison to After.

Overall, my rating for After We Collided is about 50% only for some of the scenes of good acting within a film that unfortunately has a weak story that could have been greatly improved with several more re-writes. For these reasons, I do not recommend this movie.