• After Earth (2013)

After Earth

Release Date: May 31st, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

People were forced to leave Earth a millennium ago to establish a new home on Nova Prime. Now, Gen. Cypher Raige (Will Smith) heads Nova Prime's most-prominent family. Cypher's teenage son, Kitai (Jaden Smith), feels enormous pressure to follow in his father's legendary footsteps -- which strains their relationship. Cypher and Kitai set out on a trip to mend their bond, but when their craft crashes on Earth's hostile surface, each must trust the other greatly -- or perish.

Cast: Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Zoë Kravitz, Glenn Morshower, Kristofer Hivju, Sacha Dhawan, Chris Geere

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Genres: Adventure , Action , Science fiction

Production Co: Blinding Edge Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Son, Father, Survival, Mother, Gripping, Growing up, Rescue, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    In truth, despite more corn than Mel Gibson grows on his farm in "Signs" (another Shyamalan effort), After Earth is worth a look. show more

  • 12
    Laremy LegelFilm.com

    After Earth stupefies us with nonsense, such little thought and logic went into this idea that it can’t even be considered a rough draft, this is a movie almost daring an audience to emotionally detach throughout. For shame! show more

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The disappointingly generic film, which strands a father and son on Earth a thousand years after a planet-wide evacuation, will leave genre audiences pining for the more Terra-centric conceits of "Oblivion," not to mention countless other future-set films that find novelty in making familiar surroundings threatening. show more

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