Fear Is Not Real: Watch The Trailer For Will & Jaden Smith's 'After Earth' Directed By M. Night Shyamalan

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 10, 2012 11:03 AM
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So, did the trailer for "Oblivion" not fill your appetite for futursitic sci-fi in which Earth is no longer as it seems? Well, get comfortable because Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith have teamed up with M. Night Shyamalan for "After Earth" and after this first trailer....we're not quite sure what it's about....

What we do know is that the film is set 1,000 years after cataclysmic events force humanity’s escape from Earth to Nova Prime. Will Smith plays General Cypher Raige (lol) who returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden). But when When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash land on Earth, and with father dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon.

On the plus side, the movie looks impressive enough, and after the visual diarrhea that was "The Last Airbender," it's nice to know that Shyamalan -- who has always been a strong visualist -- has got his groove back. And a budget to work with. On the other hand, those accents the Smiths are putting on are distracting as hell. We're already in a future world, do we need to have....Southern?....accents as well? It seems an odd choice, and we're still left waiting to be excited by this one. However, at least there will be no evil trees this time....right?

"After Earth" orbits on June 7, 2013. Watch below. [The Film Stage]


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10 Comments

  • I Smell Poop | December 12, 2012 8:48 AMReply

    Remember in the United States, we have an 'Eight Minute Law'! It means that audiance members can get up and ask for their money back before eight minutes of a film has passed.

  • Pat | December 11, 2012 4:50 PMReply

    I originally watched the trailer on YouTube and the accent isn't on the trailer there. So they re-recorded Will Smith for the trailer after (focus group) people complained. Maybe they will redub the whole movie.

  • Real | December 10, 2012 1:47 PMReply

    Looks interesting. I'll always give Will Smith a chance but from what I've heard Jaden's character is the protagonist so why does he have only one line of dialogue in the trailer? Somewhat worrying.

  • cary | December 10, 2012 1:22 PMReply

    I don't know why... this reminds me 10,000 BC.

  • James | December 10, 2012 1:01 PMReply

    Why does the publicity photo show them in modern clothes, seemingly standing by an infinity pool at a Four Seasons Hotel in Costa Rica?

  • Mr Fist | December 10, 2012 12:54 PMReply

    What intrigues me about the trailer is that Shyamalan's name isn't even listed in it...

  • Matt N. | December 10, 2012 12:44 PMReply

    First, "visual diarrhea" was fantastic! Well done. Second, I'm also confused about the accents and how that could be justified. It looks cool enough, but I'm sure Shymalan will blow it again.

  • Traie | December 10, 2012 11:55 AMReply

    Doing his best Morgan Freeman...maybe that's the twist?

  • serpico | December 10, 2012 11:37 AMReply

    Will Smith doing more big budget sci fi Will Smith movies. Nice to see him taking risks.

  • voice | December 10, 2012 11:22 AMReply

    Why does Will Smith not sound like Will Smith?

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