All Your Base Are Belong To Us: Will And Jaden Smith In The "After Earth" Trailer
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All Your Base Are Belong To Us: Will And Jaden Smith In The After Earth Trailer

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | December 10, 2012 | Comments ()


Stay with me here, kids. Will and Jaden Smith are starring in a M. Night Shyamalan movie from Sony Pictures. No! Don't leave! It looks very promising. Will and Jaden play a father and his estranged son. Again, stick with me here. They live in a future where humans were driven from Earth and forced to began again on Novus Prime. Will's General Cypher Raige returns from a tour of duty and begins to repair the relationship with his 13-year-old son Kitai (Jaden). The duo are caught in an asteroid storm that sends their busted ship down onto a very changed Earth. Young Kitai has to journey across the planet, filled with hazards of all kinds, to retrieve a rescue beacon while his father sits dying in their ship.

As long as Shymalan can stay away from a twist ending, killer plant toxins as the Big Bad, and bring the directorial skills we all know he has, After Earth will probably make Sony very happy when it opens June 7, 2013.

Last note: Does Will Smith's voice sound odd in the trailer?

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Mrs. Julien

    Much of my reaction to Will Smith these days boils down to "scientologist".

  • Salieri2

    Why wreck a perfectly good trailer by watching a whole movie loosely based on it? Pfft.

    This is all I want to hear: "Will Smith, due to the rigors of filming M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth, which does not at all rhyme with "afterbirth," has pulled out of Winter's Tale. The role of, hypothetically, Praeger de Pinto, will instead go to Viggo Mortensen.

  • Idle Primate

    How was that a "teaser"? They didn't leave much to the imagination.

  • Groundloop

    I haven't watched the trailer yet (I'll check it out when I get home), but I think I could be into this film. You see, my dear departed cat Bagel suffered from Kitty Rage when he was a little'n but he grew out of it, so I think I could really identify and sympathize with young Jaden's journey from adolescence to manhood.

  • annie

    Sounds like Will trying to pull a James Earl Jones. Damn it, this doesn't look too bad at all. Did M. Night do the script?

  • aroorda

    Hey all you grumps: Will Smit is getting too old to play Will Smith roles. If he wants to replace himself with his son that's his own mildly Freudian business.

  • googergieger

    Not often I get to say this. Ever, in fact. But I'm better than this.

    *flips off movie and walks away*

  • pcloadletter

    Please, for the love of fuck, don't autoplay videos.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    This. I currently have opened 10 different tabs. The one playing the video is - of course - the last one you click when searching for that annoying sound.

  • Jen

    M Night + Will Smith + Jaden Smith = NO FUCKING WAY !!!

  • Lee

    I second that motion!!!

  • BierceAmbrose

    Is it just me, or is Will Smith's intense staring at cgi science-y stuff that ain't there an ever-bigger chunk of his screen time? It's like he has semi-permanent Spielberg face.

    Spielberg face. You gotta rip that stuff out by the roots before it takes over.

  • Rotwang

    It's Going To SUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!

  • The Other Agent Johnson

    I'm not sure I get the hostility towards the Smith family. I mean, don't get me wrong, I think that the Karate Kid thing was an abomination, and they tend to mug for a camera a bit much, but do they do it any more than any other commercially successful actor?

    If their kids want to be actors, why shouldn't they devote time and effort (and yes, money) to making that happen? If you have the means to help your kid succeed, why wouldn't you? Why do we hate them for this again? Where does this supposed smugness manifest itself? It's not like this is the first family to self-promote their offspring. I'm not trying to be judgey here, I'm genuinely curious as to what the real reasons are.

    Look, I get that Jaden Smith has some work to do, acting wise, and that little girl's song was atrocious. But that's hardly worth such levels of vituperative.

    Now M. Night, on the other hand, deserves everything he gets. He lost whatever goodwill he generated with The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable long ago.

  • Stranger
  • Phaedre

    I thought about this while watching the trailer and I think the problem is that Jaden is in that awkward stage of adolescence where he is more concerned with being cool than anything else. Watching him pose on red carpets with his family almost hurts because he is trying sooo hard. That makes him seriously unsympathetic to me.

    Will Smiths,'s appeal - to me at least- has always been his utter abilty to charm the pants off people.

  • logan

    Anyone who pays to see this movie deserves to be Shyamalaned.

  • Guest


  • Stephen Nein

    The Trailer is a Lie.

  • Sofia

    What I'm really dreading is the press tour. The smug is strong in this family.

  • BierceAmbrose

    Well midichlorians do run in families. Also, hemophilia and vestigial tails.

  • kushiro -

    I don't care if they end up making a movie that's better than The Godfather, Dr Strangelove, The Philadelphia Story, Aliens and Vertigo combined, I will never watch anything produced by the Project to Make Will Smith's Kids Internationally Huge Multimedia Stars. Ever.

  • PDamian

    Copy that.

  • Guest

    That's a bingo.

  • andrew

    Too much Jaden, not enough Will. Did you see the karate kid? That movie should be considered a hate crime

  • Rooks

    Yes, yes his voice does sound strange.
    In my unhumble opinion, we cannot and should not trust the trailer. The trailer is a lie. Shyamalan-movie-trailers especially... they always look good. Hell, Airbender looked fantastic in the trailer - what else is there to say?

  • Jaime Birren

    I have learned to fear MNS and his ridiculous plot twists. I can't help thinking that Will Smith's voice sounds weird because he's not really there or something, somebody else is manipulating his body or blah blah blah. Ridiculous? Maybe...but look who we're talking about here.

  • Bert_McGurt

    The twist is that the beacon is in a taxi on its way to Bel-Air from West Philadelphia.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr movie. Helpless...against the SciFi.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    I'm with you. I am powerless, and I hate it. I will wait til it's on cable unless it really IS awesome and critically-acclaimed, but I know I will see it sooner rather than later. Sigh. The weakness of SF nerds.

  • Nat Kittyface

    Wait, stop right there, midway. General Cypher Raige? Was an 8 year old tapped as senior script consultant? Because that is an AWESOME name for an 8 year old's space marine action figure.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Come on, be nice. A name like that, the consultant would have to be at least eleven.

  • RudeMorgue

    Seriously. What is he, a Decepticon?

  • SchmidtUltra

    General Cypher Raige of Novus Prime!

  • FrayedMachine

    Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Never seeing a Shyamalan movie ever again after what he did to Avatar. Unless I hear this movie is the best thing to come out of Hollywood, it ain't happening. And even then I will do anything in my power to make sure that he doesn't get a single dime out of me when if I do.

    And yes. I totally hold grudges.

  • chad

    You know what they say: fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.

  • BierceAmbrose

    Fool me once, Shyamalan on you?

    (I'm here all week, folks. Try the veal.)

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Mmm. Haven't had veal in so long...

  • BierceAmbrose

    Veal. It tastes like ... victory.

  • FrayedMachine

    To be fair, the disregard started a few movies prior. The Avatar was simply the end of it all.

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