This June, get ready for Will and Jaden Smith’s return to the big screen in “After Earth”. The story of a young man (Will Smith) and his son (Jaden Smith) who have crash landed onto a mysterious planet that is mostly known as Earth. “After Earth” takes place 1,000 years after it has been evacuated by humans. Everything on the planet has evolved to kill all humans who get in their way. Oh, yes, and I forgot to tell you one other thing… This is an M. Night Shyamalan film!
“After Earth” does look like an interesting story and has all the 4 good qualities of your average M. Night Shyamalan film:
1, pretty good actors. 2, a unique story with a twist (the mysterious, deadly planet turns out to be Earth). 3, it contains drama that makes the story even more unique. Last but not least… 4, it is a good chance this movie has a random quick cameo of Shyamalan.
Shyamalan hasn’t made a classic film since 2002 with “Signs”, or perhaps even further back in 1999 when he came out with “The Sixth Sense”. Shyamalan’s past 3-4 films weren’t as good as he could normally do. Let’s hope After Earth can be Shyamalan’s come back!