After Earth Synopsis

After Earth Synopsis

The new film from M. Night Shyamalan stars Will Smith along side his son Jaden for the sci/fi adventure ‘After Earth.’ The film is well into post-production and will be making its way into cinemas around Australia this coming June. Sony have released a new official synopsis for the film which you can check out on the full page.

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.

Sounds interesting enough, however Shyamalan is coming off a string of underwhelming releases and he is a key creative ingrediant once again for this latest film taking on both writing and directing duties. His previous three directorial efforts have included ‘The Last Airbender’, ‘The Happening’, and ‘Lady in the Water’, all of which received unsupportive reviews across a range of critics to say the least. No doubt M. Nights creative influence has dwindled in Hollywood but has he squandered all good will with audiences? Afterall he is the mastermind behind the both the brilliant ‘The Sixth Sense’, and ‘Unbreakable’,  with ‘Signs’ also being well worth a viewing.

‘After Earth’ is a new sci/fi, which promises drama, suspense and action so for this film buff, it’s definitely worth giving it a chance, but what do you think? Let us know and don’t forget to mention your favourite film from M. Night.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.