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quietearth [Celluloid 07.02.12] scifi action adventure

I know most of you are going to say M. Night Shyamalan is long past his prime. I STRONGLY disagree as The Lady in Water and The Village were his two strongest films in my opinion. That said, scientologist (ugh) Will Smith stars with his son Jaden in this adventure set on a post apocalyptic Earth. Not being a Smith fan makes my spidey senses tingle. What do you think?

In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by 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 (played by 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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Noname (9 years ago) Reply

I was liking it until "As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon."

Maybe swap the two characters positions then I'll like it again.


Lenny (9 years ago) Reply

Exactly! I don't hate Will he can be cool. But as soon as I read that I said welp, not for me. Jaden is a waste.


MrSatyre (9 years ago) Reply

An asteroid storm? Really? (rolls eyes)


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sonaboy (9 years ago) Reply

here ya go, little man. I got you another movie part for your berfday. Welcome ta After Erff!


RedMaigo (9 years ago) Reply

Why does this setup remind me of an old animated feature called "Les Maîtres du temps?" (That's Time Master for those who remember it in the English world.)

Crash land on hostile planet, father dies in cockpit, son looks for beacon etc, etc.

René Laloux and Jean Giraud (Moebius) are two great tastes that go great together.

This movie...not so much.


Zaphod (9 years ago) Reply

Yet another excuse for Will Smith to shoehorn his kid into a movie. I'll pass.


guido_jenkins (9 years ago) Reply

noting new to say as you all pretty much covered it already...what a shame as I AM a Shamalama fan....his casting of the Smith clan will prevent me from watching this one...


Num3rz (9 years ago) Reply

wow...def not gunna watch this once i read "the kid gets to be a soldier" :S yuky poo!! too bad, i almost had hoped for finally a decent movie from M Night Shamalamadingdong!!


Ozzfather (9 years ago) Reply

No longer a M. Night fan.... and Smith's luster ran out way back in the Wild Wild West days. Sick of him, and that goes double for his kids.


uncleB (9 years ago) Reply

I can"t wait NOT to see this shit!(fieces)


JeffC (9 years ago) Reply

I whip my hair back and forth
I whip my hair back and forth (just whip it)
I whip my hair back and forth

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