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First M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth Promo

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/16/2012

After EarthI know M. Night Shyamalan comes with his detractors, but I’m a fan. Shyamalan has admittedly had a rough go of things lately. His last two films, The Happening and The Last Airbender where below average films at best, but that shouldn’t whip away all his past glory. The Sixth Sense, The Village and Signs are all good films. The Sixth Sense was a great film. M. Night Shyamalan is only 42 years old and he already has one great film to his name and three other good ones. You can bet the man will have a forty year career, god willing, and so the last three films may be looked at as a bad path twenty years and 10 films from now. A guy like M. Night Shyamalan doesn’t just lose his talent over night.


I was excited to hear about After Earth and the casting of Will Smith. I know Will Smith makes a lot of popcorn movies like Men in Black, but when he is pressed to give a dramatic performance, he delivers every time. The man was fantastic in I Am Legend, Seven Pounds, Ali and Six Degrees of Separation. So, I think he was the right choose here. If nothing else, this film with Will Smith should be a box office hit. Weather the film is good or not depends on M. Night Shyamalan. I guess he could be washed up, but I will wait to see this film and another before I write him off for good like so many other film pundits.



After Earth” opens on June 7, 2013. The film is set 1,000 years after cataclysmic events force humanity’s escape from Earth to Nova Prime. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash land on a now-unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon, giving him a chance to be a soldier like his father.



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