“Welcome to After Earth!” with Will and Jaden Smith
by Brian Walton on December 10, 2012
Will Smith’s turn in the post-apocalyptic I Am Legend was damn impressive, and director M. Night Shyamalan still gets the benefit of the doubt since he created The Sixth Sense (and the more controversial but still solid Unbreakable). So to see these two come together on a space epic where Earth is now the foreign soil is certainly intriguing. The movie had a toe-dip presence at Comic-Con this past year, but this is the first full look we’ve had at the film.
The official synopsis reads:
One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
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