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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.

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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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$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Eisner Award-winning comic writer Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger produced a 300-page "bible" covering the history of mankind, from their decision to leave Earth to the events depicted in the finished film. It was intended to serve as a resource for all kinds of ancillary materials in the After Earth (2013) franchise. See more »


When Kitai starts running up the volcano through the bushes to set off the beacon, the shadow of a moving camera crane appears in the lower screen. See more »


[first lines]
Kitai Raige: I've heard stories of Earth. A paradise. Until we destroyed it.
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6 June 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a space craft that crash-landed on a dangerous planet called Earth, and the only two survivors have to struggle to stay alive.

The first few minutes of "After Earth" already look not so promising, and it only goes downhill from there. Acting is consistently bad by Jaden Smith, he is so annoying as a teenager who constantly freaks out. Will Smith is supposed to be a fearless commander, but his supposed bravery makes him so wooden as if he was a wax statue.

The plot is simply ridiculous. There are so many plot holes that are so obvious, that they simply should not happen. For example, if Will Smith is such a great commander, how could he not command people to wear seat belts when they were about to hit a meteor shower. And the masks are not even connected to anything!? The whole story, from the macro level to the micro level is very poorly written and makes no sense. The supposed emotional climax is so weak, that I wonder if that scene is really supposed to make me feel proud of what is shown on the screen.

"After Earth" is a terrible mess. This time, believe the critics.

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