Viral Teaser for M. Night Shyamalan’s AFTER EARTH

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I have zero hope for M. Night Shyamalan‘s After Earth.  I wouldn’t trust Shyamalan to direct a Wendy’s commercial at this point.  But he keeps getting studios to give him lots of money to make tent pole movies, so here we are.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s about a father (Will Smith) and son (Jaden Smith) who crash land on Earth 1000 years after the planet was abandoned by mankind.  Once there, the son, named Kitai Raige, must try and help his wounded father (whose name, I kid you not, is Cypher Raige).

Bill attended the film’s panel at Comic-Con, and he came away impressed by the level of detail that screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and the production team had devised.  A viral teaser trailer has gone online that doesn’t show any footage from the film, but explains how the Raiges are “the most influential family in human history,” going all the way back to 1908.  This alternate history is shown via Facebook timeline, which apparently won’t evolve over the next 50 years (way to phone it in, Zuckerberg).  Hit the jump to check out the video.  After Earth opens June 7, 2013.

Via MovieViral.

Here’s the synopsis for After Earth:

In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by 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 (played by 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.

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I have zero hope for M. Night Shyamalan‘s After Earth. I wouldn’t trust Shyamalan to direct a Wendy’s commercial at this point. But he keeps getting studios to give him lots of money to make tent pole movies, so here we are. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s about a father (Will Smith) and son (Jaden Smith) who crash land on Earth 1000 years after the planet was abandoned by mankind. Once there, the son, named Kitai Raige, must try and help his wounded father (whose name, I kid you not, is Cypher Raige).

Bill attended the film’s panel at Comic-Con, and he came away impressed by the level of detail that screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and the production team had devised. A viral teaser trailer has gone online that doesn’t show any footage from the film, but explains how the Raiges are “the most influential family in human history,” going all the way back to 1908. This alternate history is shown via Facebook timeline, which apparently won’t evolve over the next 50 years (way to phone it in, Zuckerberg). Hit the jump to check out the video. After Earth opens June 7, 2013.




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  • Jeffrey

    Holy shit! Neil Blomkamps movie “Elysium” has the same premise. Dum dum dummmmmmm….

    • jet

      Uh… no it doesn’t, the only thing thats the same is that earth isn’t what it used to be, otherwise it is completely different.

  • tarek

    Night shyalamanamalananan is a hack. He is the Michael Bay alter ego, same movies minus the boobs and the huge explosions. How the Hell is he getting all this trust from the Majors ?

    • pedlow

      unbreakable, signs, 6 sense, village?

      • rob

        village is garbage bro

      • Nom

        The Sixth Sense’s plot twist was what hurt the rest of his career… and not by his own fault, but because everyone kept talking about twist endings for all his other films, when the other “twists” weren’t really as pivotal as the Sixth Sense’s. Unbreakable’s twist is more of a reveal, it doesn’t spin the plot on its heals, it added to the plot, and hopes for a sequel… Signs was more of a play on faith than a twist at all, and the alien’s weakness is deeper than just water… it’s the germs and bacteria in the water (a plot point mentioned several times by the little girl). The Village was not bad. It had a major twist, but it wasn’t the abomination that people made it to be… to me, it was more of a statement of governments pulling the wool over the eyes of the public. It doesn’t hurt that the film is beautifully shot. The Lady in the Water was a misstep… but it’s also based on a story made for kids, so I’m not part of the target audience… The Happening was a homage to 1970′s paranoia thrillers and although it had some shaky moments, it wasn’t as bad as a lot of films I’ve seen that were considered “good”. One thing I’ve liked with his films is that he doesn’t resort to conventional action… no fireballs, no guns firing… these films are dramas at heart, not the thrillers that the ads say. After Earth sounds like a drama, too. I’m looking forward to what he does with the subject matter. With Will Smith on board, a sour faced audience might overlook the director they decided to hate after one movie.

  • alan

    Every article Goldberg writes is a lesson in pessimism. Thanks Matt. Your unrelenting negativity is truly inspiring.

    • Jason

      I thought attacking Matt Goldberg Collider articles was an overexposed internet meme that died off. Kudos to you sir for still keeping the dream alive.

  • Albert

    I will never forgive Shyamalan for what he did to Avatar so I would not be looking forward this movie. I’m with this one with Matt because there are reasons to be pessimistic about this movie.

  • mattinacan

    Shyamalan Wendy’s commercial sounds epic

  • Diego

    I don’t get you guys… when Avatar came up (sorry, The Last Airbender, which I enjoyed and I’m a fan of the show) a lot of people said “this movie could have been good if Shyamalan just directed and giving the script to someone else”… Now, you have this movie with Shyamalan directing a script from SOMEONE ELSE (a proven someone I have to say, if I trust what I hear of Gary Whitta) under Will Smith’s input and a huge and talented creative department behind and you still can’t give the guy the benefit of the doubt? At least because it’s not his screenplay!! For good or worse, this will be, at least, a visually astounding movie. And yes, Mr. Goldberg, I’m fairly new comenting here and there are times that ur “bias”, if we can call it that, is actually funny, but sometimes they are just the wrong kind of acid humour. I’m not asking you to change your writting style, but yes, please consider that there are people who are excited by the movies you’re not (i. e. Totall Recall). A closing question, like, “Are you guys excited for this movie?” or “Do you guys still trust Shyamalan?” would be a nice touch.
    Best regards from Ecuador.

    PS. Your page is awesome. Keep up the great work.

    • Phoenix

      A excerpt from the AE panel that Collider has posted:

      “Did M. Night choose y’all? And will there be a twist?” Night came on after Greg wrote the first draft, then they wrote together.

      Now, since the producers admit that M. Night worked with Gary Whitta on the story we don’t know how much of it remained from Whitta’s original script. We also don’t know if M. Night simply did a rewrite after just having a conversation with Whitta. All of this is speculation of course, but the fact remains that M. Night was involved in writing the script.

      It’s because of his writing that almost everyone seems to dislike his recent films. I honestly had hope for “The Last Airbender” as I saw the interview he did with the creators where he spoke like a true fan of the material. I was on board with the casting (race didn’t matter to me as I thought the actors would embody the characters) and when I saw the teaser I was blown away by the visuals. I was convinced that “The Last Airbender” would be he comeback, but after being so disappointed with the film (mispronounced character names, terrible dialogue, awful acting) I knew that M. Night didn’t get the show at all and wouldn’t be able to redeem himself as he always likes to write the script for his own films.

      Honestly, if AE turns out good I will be so happy, but I have no hope that it will be.

      • Diego

        I get what you say but the fact he wrote the final script WITH Whitta says that he still had creative input over the final result otherwise he could have walked away, is not like what happened in Prometheus with Lindelof taking over Spaihts. I still have hope in Shyamalan because I liked his creative decisions in Airbender (the Firebending stuff -because all the other Master use the elements AROUND them so it wouldn’t be fair for the Firebenders to CREATE that element)and the way he shot the fights was genius (long steady shots), IMO. To me, the film seemed like they cut at least some good 30 minutes. Now, with him working in a story not his own with a competent team behind him I think the movie will be good or, at the very least, enjoyable.

  • Tim

    Even Hitchcock made some stinkers. Me, I love M. Night. He’s made some of my favorite movies, e.g, Unbreakable, Signs, The Villiage.

    • ScaredForMovies

      I used to think M.Night was also awesome. Then someone kidnapped him halfway through The Village and replaced him with the hack who made Lady in the Water, The Happening, and the Last Airbender. I also hate Will Smith’s nepotism. Jayden is a shitty actor.

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  • chrstphr

    If you are writing with someone, professionally or not, and you have a shitty idea; does your writing partner: a) let you move forward with your shitty idea forever ruining the initial concept, or b) say “that is a shitty idea, let’s move on” ? The point I’m making is that M. Night was not the only person involved in this project. It may not be direct towards us movie obsessed commenting on collider and knowing rotten tomato scores, but it’s Will and Jaden Smith. If this movie trailer is cut right and the marketing is there, the movie will do really well no matter what you expect. No matter who is involved. Keep an open mind, I plan on seeing this movie and enjoying it. If it sucks, I’ll accept it as a shitty movie, but I’ll give it a shot for sure.

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