M. Night Shyamalan is back. Unsatisfied with just ruining his own career, he has decided to take down the Smiths (Will and Jaden) in yet another twisted tale. Will Big Will come out of this one unscathed? Or does the Sixth Sense director finally have something decent to offer audiences?
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.