- 1 hr 40 min
A 1,000 years after disastrous events took place on Earth causing all of humanity to leave the planet, the legendary commander Cypher (Will Smith) and his son, Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) crash land on Earth. After Cypher is injured in the crash his son must take charge, live up to his father's heightened expectations, and keep them alive. Kitai must search for help in a desolate land filled with evolved species only keen on killing him. He must conquer exotic territory untouched by human hands for a 1,000 years. Also a dangerous, unrelenting alien that had escaped from their crashed ship. Cypher is the general of the Ranger Corps., a peaceful organization that formed after the colonization on Nova Prime (humanity's new home). Cypher, wise and hardened has a difficult time with Kaiti after he was recruited on the Ranger Corps. Kaiti has great skill but has a tendency to enjoy mischief, the exact opposite of what his father wants and needs. His wife, (Sophie Okonedo) who sees Kaiti's mischief only as an attempt to win his father's approval and attention, wants Cypher to take Kaiti on a trip to Earth. He eventually agrees to but when flying through space the ship enters an asteroid field, is hit, and crashes on Earth. After Earth has a variety of practical and special effects that seamlessly blend to immerse you in destroyed Earth. M. Night Shyamalan, famous for his amazing storytelling and use of special effects is directing the sci-fi epic. The stars of the film, Will Smith and Jaden Smith, are real life father and son which only add to the chemistry of these two characters. After Earth is not only a father and son story but a coming of age story, chronicling a young boy's legacy as he grows up to gain respect of peers and especially his father. It is as much of a chronicle of the character, as a chronicle of an up and coming actor, Jaden Smith. After Earth is arguably one of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2013.