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After Earth

ages 12+ | 35 % Say It's Worth Your Time

People were forced to leave Earth a millennium ago to establish a new home on Nova Prime. Now, Gen. Cypher Raige (Will Smith) heads Nova Prime's most-prominent family. Cypher's teenage son, Kitai (Jaden Smith), feels enormous pressure to follow in his father's legendary footsteps -- which strains their relationship. Cypher and Kitai set out on a trip to mend their bond, but when their craft crashes on Earth's hostile surface, each must trust the other greatly -- or perish.


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Genre: Action , Adventure , Science fiction

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Producer: Will Smith, M. Night Shyamalan, James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett

Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith

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Rated PG-13 Some Disturbing Images|Sci-Fi Action Violence

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    fairly straightforward conclusions. Without going into spoilers, “After Earth” beats you over the head with its foreshadowing like Gallagher takes to a watermelon.

    Within the first 10 minutes of the film, you’ll know the ending. By the time the Smith boys begin their doomed flight, you’ll have a checklist of inevitable key moments, and as they go through their rations, yes, you’ll know exactly which ones they’ll run short on.

    It’s very difficult to sell an audience urgency or suspense when they’re waiting for specific plot points. Shyamalan seems so nervous viewers will miss his running themes, he practically draws arrows to everything he considers important. It’s condescending, and ultimately makes people apathetic to the message he’s promoting.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    SO pointless!

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    It was decent, looked really good, fairly entertaining, had good ideas, my 13 year old son LOVED it, but I can't recommend it. The accent they used is meant to show that the world has been integrated into one culture and like other places where multiple cultures combine, the languages merge (see Hawaii in the 1800s), but the execution of it was SUPER distracting, not well done. The story started out promising, but like the concept of the accent, not performed well. People might blame Smith using his son as its failure but I think any actor would have been lost in this script. If you are a 13 year old boy this should be a really good movie for you, but anyone else would have a hard time with it.

  • (Male)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    The success principles taught in this movie are exceptional.

  • (Female)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    I actually liked this movie. I love sci-fi and there were good messages to think about, if you're a deep thinker; you can find the story to be very inspiring and enlightening. Through challenge and going through experiences that force us to fight and stay strong will change us in the end. One great quote that was said in the movie was something that went like (forgive me that I don't have it said exactly how it was said): "Danger is very real, but fear is a choice." In life we need to distinguish the things we avoid doing or pursuing by things that really are too risky and things we avoid from fear. It is a mindset to not let fear influence you to give up. Teaching universal truths about character, and having a mindset of maturity to keep going and to have self control and to believe in yourself even in times of uncertainty. Oh, and I really liked the music. It was truly epic, made me feel like I could accomplish something great with a feeling of self-identity and passion... But that may be just me. :P

  • clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    This movie isn’t really about much of anything, leaving many of its possibilities unaddressed. Oh, young Jaden comes of age, and there are cool visual effects. But the big question for me is, why do you pay millions of dollars to cast Will Smith, and then not let him play Will Smith? Smith’s character is grouchy, humorless, and kind of a drag. Without a dose of fun, After Earth is a bad place to visit and worse place to live.

  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    It was ok an just ok. Nothing exciting. Spoiler alert: a coming of age film about a kid trying to become like his father. When he finally realizes that he doesn't want to be exactly like his father. A long drawn out conclusion set in a futuristic era. Worth your time to watch on Netflix or Hulu or similar site if you can't find something else to watch. Certainly not as exciting as previews had shown. Unfortunately, not as good a movie as past m night shamalyns previous movies.

  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    It was really hard for me to stay interested in this movie. I figured out the storyline early on and it went exactly as expected. Some movies can get away with a minimal cast, but this definitely wasn't one of those movies. It could have greatly benefitted from a larger cast, some unexpected turns -- anything really. It was slow, predictable, and definitely a disappointment.

  • (Male) Standard Examiner

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Sci-fi adventures in the summer of 2013 are about as common as an afternoon thunderstorm, so if they hope to stand out, they’d better make some noise and put on a dazzling display.

    Unfortunately, “After Earth” does neither... See Full Review

  • (Male) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    The movie teams Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith, and it was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the former maestro-huckster of the twist ending. But Shyamalan's star has fallen, and he has become a glorified gun for hire. The movie takes off from a concept as basic as a videogame, and it sticks to that concept, without surprise... See Full Review

  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    "Fear iis a choice" and the best choice is to avoid this movie.despite some imaginative special affects, well staged chase scenes, and intermittent thrills... See Full Review

  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    The film contains much action violence, some of it bloody, gory medical images, a stifled crude term and a few mildly crass expressions... See Full Review

  • MovieGuide.org

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    AFTER EARTH is exciting and very intense at times. The movie is also structured well, with compelling and inspiring character arcs. However, it suffers throughout from a weak, incoherent backstory, sloppy direction, and wooden dialogue. That said, there’s a portion of AFTER EARTH that works really well. The son’s journey to find an SOS beacon is quite thrilling and enjoyable... See Full Review

  • Dove Foundation

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    This is a terrific father and son film, a thrilling coming-of-age movie as well as a story of survival... See Full Review

  • kidstvmovies.about.com

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    After Earth is the first massive miss of the 2013 summer season... See Full Review

  • ParentPreviews.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    While Tom Hanks managed to pull off a solo act in Cast Away, the challenge proves to be a lot more difficult for the relatively inexperienced Jaden. But although the performances are the weakest link in this big screen production, the script addresses issues that many families with adolescents can relate to... See Full Review

  • Parents Television Council

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    While Tom Hanks managed to pull off a solo act in Cast Away, the challenge proves to be a lot more difficult for the relatively inexperienced Jaden. But although the performances are the weakest link in this big screen production, the script addresses issues that many families with adolescents can relate to... See Full Review

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I have cherished the notion, as M. Night Shyamalan has gone from skillful, absorbing films like “The Sixth Sense” to gimmicky and increasingly self-aggrandizing claptrap (“Lady in the Water,” “The Last Airbender”) that some day we would again see his gift for cinematic storytelling. At times, he has shown an almost Spielbergian understanding of the language of film. But here, even his camera placement is pedestrian. And it is almost as though he sets out to make the worst possible use of his actors... See Full Review

  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    This sci-fi adventure about a boy who must become a man to save himself and his wounded warrior father on a hostile world is a corny, generally humorless M. Night Shyamalan picture without his trademark surprises and twists... See Full Review

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Though it's meant to be pulse-pounding, After Earth is a lethargic slog... See Full Review


Okfor ages12+