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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.

Director:

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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Details

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:

$243,843,127
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Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Kristofer Hivju showed up on set, he got into a discussion with the make-up department, who wanted to cut his characteristic long hair and beard. Hivju was against it, and was even supported by Jaden Smith, but eventually lost out. To make matters worse, most of his role was eventually deleted from the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Kitai is followed by the baboon, his dad warns him about a creature approaching him. With his advanced technology he should have been able to see the whole group and warn his son about the even greater danger. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kitai Raige: I've heard stories of Earth. A paradise. Until we destroyed it.
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This isn't THAT bad, why the hate?!
10 June 2013 | by njdaymond89See all my reviews

I must have missed the 'everyone say crap about this film' meeting, After Earth is quite simply NOT as bad as the majority of reviewers are implying?! I'm not biased, I don't worship any of the actors but I do know my films and can appreciate them even when they're not what I anticipated!

I sat and read about 15 reviews before deciding I wanted to go and see this film anyway, and happy I did. I'm a sci-fi fan so when films include the sounds of a spaceships engines... in umm... space, well that annoys me. But I could forgive After Earth for this and it's other negatives because it's not a hardcore sci-fi, even if it somewhat tried to be in places.

Will Smith is very monotone throughout, correct. Jaden Smith is probably a few years away from this role working fully for him, correct. There are some question marks over the uncomplicated and slightly predictable plot and cheap looking set design in places, correct. But it was good escapism fun for an hour and a half and worth seeing on the big screen.

I won't deny, there could have been improvements and big alterations in many places to the point that this could have been an 8/10 from me, but it works on the level it chose to be at. Considering Will Smith had near full control of this project - writing the script, coaching his son's performance, personally hiring M Night Shyamalan (but only for basic directing) - this film is good for what it is.

Had it come before Star Trek, Oblivion and Cloud Atlas this year and if M Night Shyamalan didn't have a bad rep then I think this film would be at the 6.5/10 rating that I think it deserves.


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