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After Earth (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Mystery | 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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M. Night Shyamalan

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Gary Whitta (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jaden Smith ... Kitai Raige
Will Smith ... Cypher Raige
Sophie Okonedo ... Faia Raige
Zoë Kravitz ... Senshi Raige (as Zoë Isabella Kravitz)
Glenn Morshower ... Commander Velan
Kristofer Hivju ... Security Chief
Sacha Dhawan ... Hesper Pilot
Chris Geere ... Hesper Navigator
Diego Klattenhoff ... Veteran Ranger
David Denman ... Private McQuarrie
Lincoln Lewis ... Running Cadet
Jaden Martin ... Nine-Year-Old Kitai
Sincere L. Bobb Sincere L. Bobb ... Three-Year-Old Kitai
Monika Jolly Monika Jolly ... Female Ranger
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1000 A.E. See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,520,040, 2 June 2013

Gross USA:

$60,522,097

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,611,982
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are two animals that can be linked as a proxy of animals that really co-existed with humans and were quite dangerous. The predatory big cats are often referred to as "sabre-toothed" cats, which could be true if one was using Machairodus or Homotherium as a reference. The giant condor could be based on Argentavis, a giant condor of the South American Miocene Epoch that is considered the largest flying bird to ever have existed. The Haast Eagle seems to also be a source of inspiration, which was the largest bird of prey ever to take flight and existed in New Zealand from the end of the Pleistocene to the middle of the Holocene in approximately 1400 A.D., when their main food source, the giant Moa went extinct through human activity. What this has to do with the condor of this film, is that the Maori Settlers told stories of the bird carrying away children, men, and women, and was known to these people as the Pouakai. See more »

Goofs

When Kitai climbs out of the underground river, the next shot shows the water relatively undisturbed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kitai Raige: I've heard stories of Earth. A paradise. Until we destroyed it.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2013) See more »

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Another Dud From Shyamalan
1 December 2013 | by Rebel_With_A_Cause_94See all my reviews

If there's really anything positive that I can say about After Earth, it's that it's not as bad as The Last Airbender.

With that being said, it's still another terrible entry in Shymalans once promising career. Will Smith is completely wasted here given almost nothing to do and Jaden Smiths acting is anything but enough to carry the film by himself. The films is really poorly written and paced with a script that is so thin and derivative, it feels more like a generic video game than an actual movie. Shyamalans direction is so weak here that it doesn't even feel like he even directed. I will say there is some good cinematography here and there, but the film offers nothing new and ends up being one of the most dull and boring viewing experiences I've had this year.

The worst part of After Earth though might be that it's only a further reminder of how low the once promising Shyamaln's career has sunk.


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