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Second 'After Earth' Trailer Lands

One thousand years ago we left for a reason

After Earth movie trailer
Jaden Smith in After Earth
Photo: Columbia Pictures

One thousand years ago we left for a reason. Columbia has premiered released a second After Earth trailer, promoting the upcoming sci-fi film from director M. Night Shyamalan starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith set for release on June 7.

The story is set one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. 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 directly below and leave your thoughts in the comment section.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    This looks way better than the first trailer did. Kinda excited for this now!

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    Getting pass who directed it, this doesn't look like it'll be the worst time at the movies.
    I'm predicting a C quality movie.

    C+ to B- If the special effects are great.

    • A-K87

      Good review... NOT

  • Chris

    Have no desire to see this. I used to be excited for every new Will Smith film, but I can't stand M Night or his children. I also think every line in that trailer has been said exaxtly the same in better films.

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

      What's wrong with M Night and his children? What they do to you?

  • Jaylav3205

    What's up with the voices? Werid. Different. Whatever. The story looks like it could be ok but it's got an avatar feel to me. What I mean by that is visuals over story. Hopefully I'm wrong

    • http://smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

      I was wondering that myself. It's like a very base tone with a hint of English Posh and a dash of Spock.

  • Arthur Carlson

    I'm still floored at how much they don't advertise M. Night at all. It almost seems like his directing is being kept secret so people will go see it. And the guy has a giant ego, so I wonder how Sony marketing convinced him they weren't putting his name on the advertising.

    • Yaz

      It's exactly why they're not advertising his name. His name is a disservice to the films his directs these days. I'm sure despite the ego, he's aware of that... If it means making M. Night a bankable director again, I'm sure he'd be willing to make some sacrifices.

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

      Well, I don't David Fincher's name was used to sell Se7en. "From the director of Alien 3".

  • Tom Knoblauch

    Here Kitai, Kitai

  • Gum by

    Cabela's dangerous and futuristic hunt? Let's just watch them merc cg animals for the whole thing.

  • theJackal

    Let's see, out of 7 films, he's made 3 great ones (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs) and 4 shoddy ones. Of course, the problem with M. Night is the fact that it was his last 4 films that sucked. One the other hand, Will Smith rarely fails to deliver; however, in this film Jaden is clearly playing the lead. While he was cute in The Pursuit of Happyness and more than adequate in the Karate Kid remake, neither of those roles screamed: this kid can carry a big-budget film.

    Regardless of these concerns, the trailers for this film have been spectacular, despite the weird accents from the Smiths and some wonky effects shots. I'm looking forward to this film. Hopefully a return to form for one of my favorite directors...circa 2004.

    Thems the facts

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

    is this the first film where Will Smith has a serious look on his face? that boy's got range. Seriously, this looks awful and i suspect M Night's reputation will ensure a solid tax write down for the studio involved #EtcEtc

  • Danny

    I find it sort of funny that everyone is so focused on M. Night directing this, when it seems to me that his last few films,that the biggest criticisms were that the writting was poor and that he needed to direct someone elses script.... After Earths main writer is Stephen Gaghan, who wrote Traffic and Sryiana... M. Night is credited a a Co-Writer (as well as two other people, one of which was the screenwriter of Book of Eli)... Will Smith is also very hands on with the movies he makes, and as The Jackel states above and I agree with the statement, he rarely dissappoints... I think the movie looks really good... And I'm definitely keeping an open mind about it...