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Monsters Dominate New 'After Earth' Trailer

Will this be the film that brings Shyamalan back into the audience's good graces?

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Jaden Smith in After Earth
Photo: 20th Century Fox

A new After Earth trailer has arrived and it's loaded with fantastical beasts as the marketing for M. Night Shyamalan's new sci-fi feature is sure to ramp up as we edge closer to its ever-closer June 7 release.

The film stars father-son duo Will Smith and Jaden Smith in a story set one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth. Nova Prime has become mankind's new home and 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. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.

Check out the new trailer below and let me know if it's going to be the film that brings Shyamalan back into the audience's good graces or yet another slip up for the director once believed to be the "next Steven Spielberg".

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheMovieNinja/ Erik Danielson

    This film IS going to be a divissive film, but I do think that as a whole, it will be an impressive piece of filmmaking. As a whole, this is a take on a story that we've never really seen before. The character is stranded on a baren/distant plannet where he's forced to survive in hostile environments with hostile creatures, only in this case, that plannet Is Earth.People tend to hate on Jaden Smith, but to be perfectly honest, he was actually very good in The Karate Kid. I guess I have somewhat high hopes for this film.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I can't come down on a side of this one at all. Too many historical negatives apply here.

    None of the trailers or advertising has especially impressed (yes, the idea this wasteland is Earth is MEANT to be the hook but it sort of isn't working for me that way), I never have been a big fan of Smith and I never bought the 'next Speilberg' line. Or maybe by the time I learned he was meant have been it had become clear he wasn't at all going to inherit that mantle.

    Yet, as Sci-fi it should appeal to me on that basic level alone. Yet it really, truly doesn't.

  • http://www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    Haven't seen one trailer that includes Shamalayan's name. The studio is definitely trying to distance this film as much as possible from his image.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    It looks interesting, but Shyamalan is gonna have to do something amazing if he wants to get back into the audience's good graces.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JayRam/ JayRam

    I'm surprised to see Shyamalan's name is no where to be found on any of the promotional material. Shame, really. I actually still enjoy his work.

    I'd like to see After Earth become a hit.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DapperDanMan/ DapperDanMan

    I'm looking foraward to this. Will Smith rarely disappoints when it comes to tent pole Summer movies and he is very involved with the overall production of the films he stars in... So in that aspect alone I have pretty decent hopes for this one... As far as the M. Night part of it goes, I could see this being a step back into audiences good graces...TThe other thing this film has going for it is that he is not the sole screenwriter for it, Stephen Gaghan is, with a little help from M. Night and one other person whose name I'm blanking on, and I know the a lot of the criticisms of his recent films has had to do more with the writing not being very good...

  • Earych

    Yup, this is gonna be a big hit. It's gonna be a great financial and critical success and bring Shyamalan back into the limelight....oh wait.