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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

After Earth

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

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
This is a rather disappointing science fiction film. The movie consists mostly of Will and Jaden Smith. Man leaves Earth. Will becomes a hero ranger fighting alien monsters. He can also sense "graviton expansion in the hull." Seriously? After the ship is forced to crash land on a hostile earth, Will, who is more commander than father, is injured and must direct his son remotely to retrieve the distress beacon from the tail end of the ship, 100 km. away. I felt I was watching "Starship Troopers" meets "The Bone Collector."

That's pretty much it. The trek had some numerous encounters with danger, but I found myself getting bored. Sorry Jaden.

On the plus side, this science fiction incorporates advances based on discoveries with nano technology. It is the next step in science fiction writing. Jaden's suit could sense a predator and would change color similar to my Nokia Morph concept phone sensing toxins on my apple.

The Asylum knock off had a better plot. 3 stars is generous on a wasted $130 million dollars.
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156 of 184 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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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Sep 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Thank you very much will smith for lying to millions of people by promoting this load of vomit by saying it is an amazing adventure film...I believed you and went to see the film at the pictures.............what a waste of time,money,life. Has to be the worst film i have ever seen, and i am not joking. shame on you smith and your untalented son.
I feel so much better now that i let that out.....and relax.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR R T CORNAH on 15 Oct 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Paced just right, the movie uses the medium of science fiction to explore a son's quest to win his father's approval, mixed in with a father's use of a glittering military career to hide from emotional exposure.
Well scripted and a pleasantly intelligently surprising movie
I await more from the Smith family !
I don't understand why the critics were unkind - if you take the time to immerse yourself in the film - it is really well crafted.
Thank you
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153 of 186 people found the following review helpful By J. Kirby TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Firstly I apologise to people who think that "reviews" should only be for the actual product you have in your hand (i.e. the blu-ray disc) as it has not been released yet, but having seen this travesty at the cinema, the most imaculate transfer ever will not save this film. I am trying to save potential purchasers the heartache of wasting around £18.00 and 1 hour 40 minutes of their life, in my case, time I will never get back.

I love sci-fi films, I generally like Will Smith, but even this could not prepare me for the bad acting by both "Smith's" and the general feeling of boredom I felt while watching this film. This is no "Men in Black" 1, 3 or even 2!

The reason Earth was abandoned and general scene setting was over quicker than a bolt of lightning, the character building was virtually non-existent and tedious. While there are special effects, post Avatar and Star Trek : Into Darkness, they are extremely poor and fairly shortlived.

Much of the film is a sort of Predator for kids in that the bulk of the film is Jaden (Smith Junior) running through a jungle trying to avoid an escaped alien they brought with them on their spaceship which crashed on the long ago abandoned planet of Earth. With Predator however you really did fear the alien and care about the humans, in this film, I did start to wonder if humanity would have been better off dying on Earth all those years ago. At least they wouldn't be able to make films as bad as this in the future!

It could have been a good film given the huge budget and a decent actor however this is Will Smith at his worst supported by, what could easily prove to be Jaden's final film (lets hope so). I would suggest buying Star Trek if you like Sci-fi and want to pre-order a great Sci-fi Blu-ray. This one will be in the bargain bins shortly and personally I won't even be watching it on Freeview.
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