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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.

Starring:
Jaden Smith, Will Smith
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Jaden Smith, Will Smith
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Genres Science Fiction
Rental release 11 November 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Jaden Smith, Will Smith
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Genres Science Fiction
Rental release 11 November 2013
Main languages English

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 12 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
One thousand years after events forced the human race to leave Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home.

General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his family, ready to be a real father to his son, Kitai.

When an asteroid damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on an unfamiliar and dangerous Earth.

As his father lies dying, Kitai must travel across the planet to recover their rescue beacon, before time runs out, and before Smith can say 'ohhh, hellll nooo'.....

It has many faults, and the fundamental role if the film is a vanity project for the Smith family, but in a summer with so many disappointing films, this only disappoints because it's nowhere near the bad movie you thought it could be.

If you can get over the fact that Kitai, has basically got to bored whilst trying to recover the beacon, it's not at all a bad romp.

Smith does serious, and does not utter one single comedy line, which, after so many irritating roles, is quite refreshing.

After the crash, it's basically Jaden listening to his dad tell him off, telling him stories of old, hallucinating his sister, kneeling a lot, and having an allergic reaction.

I shouldn't have enjoyed it as much as I did, but I lowered my expectations as much as I could, and I enjoyed the most part of the film.

Its nice to look at, and underneath its silly visage, their is a message there.

Plus it's the best film ever made about man made creatures, where man forgot to give them eyes....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
Set a thousand years after Earth was evacuated & relocated to Nova Prime. The United Ranger Corps, the new military force of mankind, is up against an Alien race known as the ' S'krell' who use large deadly creatures called 'Ursa's' , who are blind & rely on smelling the fear of their prey. Regular solider's or Rangers, have to rely on experienced & vitally important personal called 'Ghosts' who have learned to hide their fear, making the Ursa's vulnerable. And it's their job to train others. Following one such Ghost, General Cypher Raige (Will), whose emotionally detached from his family after his daughter was killed by an Ursa's & blames his son who was there. Must team up with his now teenage son Kitai (Jaden) who coincidentally wants to be a Ranger. And soon finds himself getting advanced training, as the father-son pair are marooned on the now inhospitable Earth. Where it falls to Kitai to save both their lives.

Overall, while After Earth has some problems that for the most part can be overlooked, thanks to Will Smith's emotional story at it's heart, it is simply a moral tale about a father & son. The father who blames his son, rather than himself for the death of his daughter. And in turn the son who is haunted by the event of his sisters death, who thinks he should had done more. Having grown apart from each other, the situation they find themselves in, gives them no where to hide from each other & they have to meet this festering issue, head on. In this respect, the setup of the situation & the enemy they have to face. Facilitates this to aplomb, which i don't think people give it credit for. It's not trying to be a Sci-Fi epic, so don't get too hung up on the depth & realism of the Sci-Fi setting.
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168 of 202 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 July 2013
Format: DVD
General Cypher Raige (Will Smith - I, Robot) is one of the first 'ghosts' - men trained not to fear the abominable beasts that have been bred to detect and hunt human fear. They strike terror into most Rangers [read: Soldiers] and so consequently demolish armies; without ghosts there would be no survival. Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith - The Karate Kid [2010]) is his son, training for the Rangers but not quite at the level where he can control his emotion. In need of some Father & Son bonding, Cypher takes Kitai on a training exercise that goes awry and forces them to crash-land on the original, abandoned & quarantined Earth. With the ship destroyed and Cypher mortally wounded, it is up to Kitai to activate the beacon to get them rescued. Can he control his emotions? Time will tell...

After Earth is a shocking film to include some big names on both the production (M. Night Shyamalan) and the front-of-house (Smith) - the CGI is shoddy at points, the scenery is nonsensical, the geology positively laughable; the whole planet freezes at night, yet despite this point during the day is a lush, steamy tropical jungle. I know what you are thinking; "it's a film, that's the idea" but it's paradoxical in its own canon to the point where you just don't care any more. There are troops of howler monkeys that have exactly the same biology as us (98% dontcha know) yet Kitai has to use some sort of breathing fluid to breathe Earth's air where they are fine - a plot-hinging point.
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