Watch: AFTER EARTH Trailer – M. Night Shyamalan Teams Up with Will Smith and Jaden Smith
After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan’s newest project brings us something we have all been waiting for, whether it be with bated breath or cringing apprehension; Will Smith and Jaden Smith starring together in an action flick. Who knew it would a post-apocalyptic joint?
I have always had hope for Shyamalan’s films. Usually it is dashed pretty early on, but there are always elements to his films that I love…for a minute before all that hope and excitement is smashed to smithereens with the not so surprising plot twist and/or lackluster ending. The stories always draw me in, but the way they are fleshed out and translated on-screen inevitably loses my interest. Maybe things will be different this time as the Shyamalan/Smith crew take on earth as it may very well become. Payback for all the pain we are putting our planet through if you will. This is not new subject matter for Shyamalan after his film The Happening and it’s message of what could be if we don’t start taking care of our home and I Am Legend in Smith’s recent film history as the supposed last man on Earth with everyone else being turned into sun sensitive flesh eaters. After Earth seems to be a more extreme, futuristic version of The Happening.
The synopsis of this film is below:
“One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). 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.”
Visually this trailer is stunning, with elements that make me want to want to see this film. I don’t ever go see a film based on visual merits alone, at least not since the mistake I made in doing so with Avatar. This time, my interest is piqued, but less so than normal and maybe that will result in success? There’s that darn hope again. Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.
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After Earth is set to be release June 7, 2013. Are you a Will or Jaden Smith fan? Do you think Shyamalan and the Smiths will make a good team? Are you excited to see this film? Share your thoughts in the comments!