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Jaden Smith Is Ready To Twist Ending Your Ass In The New Trailer for After Earth.

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | March 8, 2013 | Comments ()


BEHOLD! The offspring of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith is here to destroy your box office records! Bow down to Jaden and make him your new Smith Blockbuster Overlord! Rejoice as he blows your mind with ACTING! Just kidding. After Earth looks okay but you know Shyamalan is going to f*ck it all up at the end, right?

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.


(H/T Collider)

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  • Grand Leaf

    It's so readily apparent that they are, in fact, the same person. The previews never show them on screen together. So the twist must be that they are NOT the same person.

  • poopnado


  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Do they actually have exactly, absolutely precisely the same nose, or is that all the Photoshop? Because I find it difficult to believe nose genes could be so dominant as to amount to straight up cloning.

  • Aidan Harr

    That dialogue is fucking atrocious.

  • David Sorenson

    A pop in ad during the video told me that three people unfriended me. It's what I deserve for watching that trailer. I'm surprised more people haven't.

  • JeanUK

    Can't get past the nepotism to give this a good shot. Why Will Smith, Why?

  • Untamed

    Anyone else notice that Will's face has been 'shopped to look more like Jr's face? That's some reverse mentorship shit.

  • googergieger

    Is the twist ending, it's a good movie? Cause that is literally all it could be.

  • PinkGlitteryBrain

    I'm never going to watch the trailer or movie. That way I can always imagine Jaden and Will with matching high top fades. Thank you movie poster!

  • Tinkerville

    That's some serious Roland Emmerich shit happening with the freezing temperatures. All it's missing is Jake Gyllenhaal and some good old fashioned book burning.

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  • wonkeythemonkey

    After seeing the first trailer for this movie, I was extremely disappointed by the missed opportunity staring me right in the face.

    One of the last lines of Will Smith's voiceover in the trailer is something like, "Do you know what this place is? This is Earth."

    How could they pass up a shot of Smith, chomping on a cigar, saying "Welcome to Earth!" before cutting to black? HOW?!

  • "Kitai" means China in Russian, so I read the character's name as "China Rage" which sounds like a type of heroin, and therefore I assume the film's twist is that it is all just a dream Jaden's having after overdosing several years after the events depicted in Karate Kid.

  • I saw the trailer for this last night for the first time. Ugh, and that was before I knew it was a Shyamalan project.

    Will Smith, if you should read Pajiba and/or this post, I have a couple of things to say to you. First, please stop trying to inflict your kids upon the world. I'm sure they're nice enough, but neither one seems to be as charming as their dad or as beautiful as their mom. Second, please reconsider your choice of movies to act in. I know you want to be a "serious" actor and everything, but this is not the you that people pay to see. People want to see you be funny and charming while kicking ass and blowing shit up - and not in MiB4 or Bad Boys37. Make something original for godtopus' sake. If you have enough clout to get your kids these high profile projects, you should have enough to get some decent stuff of your own. IMHO, anyway.

  • nachosanchez

    Even ignoring for a moment that the "everything has evolved to kill humans" plot makes NO FUCKING SENSE, this looks pretty awful.

    Also, is there any chance at all that this doesn't take place thousands (or millions) of years in the past? Maybe they have to bomb the planet to stop the alien from getting away, and our society today interprets that as the meteor that killed the dinosaurs or something equally stupid.

  • It's like something from that twilight-y show about that zone...

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Ancient Aliens?

  • ed newman

    The twist at the end? Jaden and Will Smith are not father and son, they are the SAME PERSON (displaced in time). C'mon, it's no dumber than The Happening.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    Or maybe they find the Statue of Liberty -- it was EARTH ALL ALONG!
    Oh, wait…

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  • linnyloo

    Or the father is actually dead and the kid is hallucinating. Or the father's a robot. Or the kid is a robot. Or it's all a simulation. Or they're going to found Atlantis in ancient earth history. Or we think they're humans but they're really aliens. Or for once in his fucking life M. Night tells a story without a twist. That would be the Ultimate Double Fake Out Twist Due To Non-Twist. It's rated at a 9.5 for difficulty by the Olympic judges.

  • Blake

    I see this being a BOMB of John Carter proportions.

  • tmoney

    What did they do to Will Smith's face on the poster? Also, the way the poster is styled makes them both look like they have triangle-shaped 'fros.

  • kerokan

    It is funny that the studio did not advertise the director (Shyamalan) at all. I did not know that this was his movie until reading this post and none of the posters I saw online list his name either (at least prominently). Embarrassing for a director who used to have his own followers.

  • KatSings

    What the fuck is with those accents? Also, this looks terrible. Worst of all? The number of "Welcome to Erf" jokes that are going to come up, despite the fact that Will Smith NEVER SAYS THAT in Independence Day. ::sigh::

  • BendinIntheWind

    I was SO ready to fight this, but after a quick Youtube check... you're right!?!?!?! He doesn't say "erf"???

    DEAR GOD I'VE BEEN LIVING A LIE!!!!! You've broken my childhood.

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