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After Earth (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 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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Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To promote the movie, Harper Collins and Insight Editions published 'After Earth: United Ranger Corps Survival Manual' and 'After Earth: Kitai's Journal.' See more »

Goofs

When the asteroids get ejected from the wormhole along with the ship, they immediately begin to slow down. In space, however, they would continue in their speed until e.g. hitting an obstacle or entering the gravitational pull of a planet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kitai Raige: I've heard stories of Earth. A paradise. Until we destroyed it.
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Featured in Cinematic Excrement: After Earth (2014) See more »

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Unfortunately Disappointing
18 March 2014 | by AnAnonymousFilmCriticSee all my reviews

Unlike many here I had truly high hopes of this movie, I was hoping M. Night Shyamalan could make another interesting movie, that the visuals would leave me in shock and awe, and that Jaden Smith could make a decent performance, unfortunately none of these hopes actually took place. Immediately into the movie the narration is outright terrible, from wording to accent, to the lack of dramatic change in Jaden's voice. It sounds like a kid reading reluctantly for his high school English teacher.His acting also had much to be desired, but in all honesty I think this movie would have been a hundred times better if Will Smith would have been the lead character, or at least the narrator in the beginning. I feel the beginning of the movie puts such a damper on the movies possibility it ends before it even begins. I stopped half way through this movie and watched the rest a different day because that's how uninteresting the beginning was. Visually the beginning also lacks creativity, the planet humans move to looks like something from Dune or Starship Troopers, something that was a cool idea fifteen plus years ago. Their homes are basic, and the opening story is boring, and seems forced, they don't make you feel for characters and the CGI showing the frozen wasteland of Earth looks beyond half-assed which is unfortunate as the rest of the movies CGI is actually decent looking. Overall I feel this movie was an excellent idea it was just poorly executed, instead of jumping right into the action and making the movie last an hour and forty minutes, there should have been some well needed dialogue scenes in the beginning to allow the audience to gain an understanding for the characters. However both Will's and Jaden's dialogue is terrible in the movie, the only thing that feels real is the connection they share as father and son which is obvious since they are just that. I recommend you start about thirty minutes into the movie if you're wanting to see this one. *Disclaimer, this is only my humble opinion*


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