Columbia Pictures has unveiled the second trailer for the upcoming "After Earth" sci-fi film, starring Will Smith and his son Jaden (The Karate Kid). Check it out below.
Plot: Set 1,000 years into the future, the film revolves around a young boy (Jaden Smith) who navigates an abandoned and sometimes scary Earth to save himself and his estranged father (Will Smith) after their ship crashes.
The new movie is written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) and is set to hit theaters on June 7th.
Looks interesting but CG is a little questionable. Hopefully final product will look better and not as cartoonish as I Am Legend.
Sleuth1989writes: on March 7th, 2013 at 9:49:05 PM
What the hell happened to you Will Smith? You made Ali, Men In Black, and half a dozen other great films. Hell even "Hitch" was a blast and I usually think rom-com's are ridiculous. I get he is trying to be a father but man have some class. He needs to teach his son to stand on his own two damn feet, not making it off his father's legacy. That's why I respect Tom Hanks's son so much. He has rarely if ever been involved in his father's projects and always tries to do things on his own. Dad probably helped with connections but he didn't run around saying, "I am the son of Tom Hanks" but rather "I am Colin Hanks who happens to be the son of Tom Hanks." He was frikkin' awesome in season 6 of Dexter.
You'd think old Shammydingalong would have something better up his sleeve than a sh*tty-looking Star Trek/Roots mash-up. Entire production looks lazy as hell too. This will bomb flat, I suspect and that'll be the merciful and thankful end of old M. Night.
Sleuth1989writes: on March 7th, 2013 at 10:27:43 PM
Do you really think M. Night's career ends here? I know it's a hope many share but let's be real. Dude will find a way to keep going. Course if he offends the "The Last Airbender" series again I might have to kill him. Seriously one of the best cartoons in a long time and he messes it up. I really think if he stopped doing suspense he might be good again. He has fairly interesting story lines but he focuses on the wrong stuff and is crippled with George Lucas dialogue. Fix that and he might be able to rise. Otherwise, yeah he is a slightly more respected Uwe Boll. LOL
I'll watch anything based 1000 years in the future, it looks good to me. I mean, are people really bitching about cgi nowadays? when movies like toy story and finding nemo gross billions? no one gives a f*ck anymore. I liked jaden in earth stood still, that was a movie that grew on me, yea he was annoying as sh*t but every 12 year old is unless some ruthless director provides you with a bad ass script (kick ass). I was more interested in the robotic missile launched into the sky in the original trailer, but this one only shows predatory baboons and what not, whatever, I think it will be surprisingly watchable.
I like futuristic films that don't just change the technology of the time but also showcase the sociological and evolutionary changes that should happen in the distant future. For example, Bladerunner shows a culturally mixed society where everything has gone a little Asian including the language. In Waterworld years of being surrounded by water has everyone speaking with a New England crabber's accent (except Hopper of course) and has one guy turning into a fish. The Time Machine is another good one for showing these changes. Giving Will and Jaden these weird accents is a nice way of showing how man will evolve after he leaves Earth and the confines of geographically based societies. I love hearing that the creatures left on Earth have evolved to kill man who is not the dominant species on the planet anymore. This should also be nice to see in the next Planet the Apes films.