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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
Monika Jolly ...
Female Ranger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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.  »

Filming Locations:


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Second time that real-life father and son Will Smith and Jaden Smith play father and son on screen. The first time was in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). See more »


During the voice-over at the very beginning, Cypher Raige's ability to not be detected by the Ursa is described. It is stated that "This phenomena is known as ghosting". The correct singular form of the word is phenomenon. See more »


[first lines]
Kitai Raige: I've heard stories of Earth. A paradise. Until we destroyed it.
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Makes Battleship Earth look like a classic....
3 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not know what I want to say, but I want to say something so people won't waste money on this piece of whatever one wants to call it.

I am a big SciFi fan, yet something like that I never experienced. Was it the effects that ruined it, was it the lame story, the extra-lame acting of the second Smith in the movie, the directing of someone who got after Signs too much credit and couldn't deliver since (with the exception of the low budget Devil). I really cant say. Its just very disappointing and I wished I would not have seen it, not spend the time nor the money. But I wanted to know it for myself if the critics are right, since they are so many times wrong (in my opinion).

Well, they are right, and yet they even gave the movie way too much credit. Probably because of Will Smith.

The year is not over, but I do not think that After earth will be topped in the category for "the worst movie of 2013"!

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