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After Earth (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  31 May 2013 (USA)
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A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.



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Credited cast:
Senshi Raige (as Zoë Isabella Kravitz)
Running Cadet
Nine-Year-Old Kitai
Sincere L. Bobb ...
Three-Year-Old Kitai
Female Ranger
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Flirting Cadet


One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. 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. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Danger is real. Fear is a choice.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1000 A.E.  »

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Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,520,040 (USA) (31 May 2013)


$60,522,097 (USA) (16 August 2013)

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Did You Know?


While the spaceship's interior design in the movie may seem novel, the same interior style was used in 1984's Supergirl, with Peter O'Toole, Helen Slater, and Faye Dunaway. See more »


Cypher states that all the living organisms on earth have evolved to kill humans despite the fact that there haven't been any humans on earth for 1,000 years. See more »


[first lines]
Kitai Raige: I've heard stories of Earth. A paradise. Until we destroyed it.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: After Earth/Now You See Me (2013) See more »

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Worth Watching Just So You Can Say You Saw the Worst Child Actor in History
3 June 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

After Earth (2013)

* (out of 4)

M. Night Shyamalan's big-budget vanity project for father and son team Will and Jaden Smith turns out to be much worse than the trailer. In the film, the father and son crash land on the planet Earth a thousand years after the people were forced to leave it. With daddy's legs broke, the young kid must go out into the scary landscape to retrieve an item that will allow them to make contact with their own world. AFTER EARTH is without question one of the worst sci-fi summer blockbusters ever made. Part of the blame can go towards the director but his handful of haters can't put everything on him. The incredibly bad screenplay also deserves a lot of the blame but so do the Smith boys. I seem to say this after each of his films but it's clear young Jaden has yet to take an acting class and just keeps getting passes because of his dad. I'm sorry but he's just not got a talented bone in his body and he certainly can't show any type of emotion, which is something the story here called for. The fact that he can't act to save his life really kills every emotion that the film goes for and it turns these scenes into something rather laughable. Mr. Will Smith doesn't come in any better. Although I liked his more quiet, laid back style, it just doesn't work considering the screenplay has him sitting around simply talking to the kid. Where Will deserves a lot of blame is getting his son these type of roles, which he can't do and which will eventually make him one of the most laughable actors in Hollywood history. The first couple films he did were just embarrassing but no one has given him the word that he can't act and apparently no one has seen fit to get him into classes so it's really just getting worse. Still, Shyamalan didn't improve the film any as there's really no drama, no suspense and no tension. It also doesn't help that the screenplay is full of cliché moments as well as being 100% predictable. I will say that some of the visuals were good but certainly not good enough to sit through this thing.

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