TRAILER: After Earth

A new trailer is up for the Will Smith / M. Night Shyamalan scifi flick, After Earth.

Synopsis:

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.

Looks pretty sweet – check it out after the jump!

13 thoughts on “TRAILER: After Earth”

  1. Doesn’t matter how good the trailer is. Shamalamadingdong hasn’t made anything good in a long while…I’ve been burned enough times by him now to know better than to be enthusiastic about anything with his name on it.

    1. That’s funny. I call him the same name and thought much the same before I even saw the trailer. How can we trust him after The Happening?

    2. I hope the studio execs did an end-run around Shyamalan and intentionally revealed his apes-it-was-Earth-all-along “twist” in this trailer.

  2. I don’t think I can trust him either, but at the same time I’m pretty willing to give a Wil Smith sf-ish film a chance. This one may be one that I wait to check the Rotten Tomatoes blurbs before deciding if it is a theater viewing or a dollar Redbox checkout.

  3. The trailer looks extremely promising but yea, Shyamalan’s plotting really falls flat most of the time. Then again, it’s only fair to judge film makers on individual projects. I’m definitely going to check it out because it at least looks pretty. Regardless of how it turns out, I’m the type of SF fan that will take what they can get (see: Prometheus).

    With Upstream Color, Oblivion, Elysium, Pacific Rim, and Star Trek 2, I haven’t been this excited about upcoming movies in a long time.

    1. I have that same feeling KT. I hadn’t really been paying attention to SF movies on the horizon and didn’t realize we had so many coming out next year.

  4. + Will Smith. Will Smith can do no wrong.

    – M. Night Shyamalamadingdong. Emnight can’t do ANYthing right (anymore).

    This movie is literally a Zen koan: What happens when an irresistible force meets an unmovable object?

    1. Will Smith can do no wrong? Have you forgotten I Am Legend, I, Robot and Independence Day? All terrible films.

      1. Gotta admit, I actually like I, Robot very much. Not as a reflection of Asimov’s stories (although there are some nice nods to individual Asimov stories, most notably Robot Dreams). And I thought he was fine in I Am Legend, it was the decisions of the writers to ‘happy ever after’ the ending that put a taint on the film.

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