Here’s the official synopsis for “After Earth”, which stars Will Smith and Jaden Smtih:

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.

Frankly, this film seems a bit like “Super 8” in terms of there’s an alien that escaped, except this one has more of an attitude. The trailer didn’t exactly get me excited, actually it prompted unintentional laughter from the crowd I saw it with. I’d much rather see “Oblivion” and I’m not that excited for that film, which stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, either. Oh and M. Night Shyamalan is directing “After Earth”. Enough said.

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