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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The movie takes off from a concept as basic as a videogame, and it sticks to that concept, without surprise.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 05.31.2013
By the standards of M. Night's Shyamalan's recent films, After Earth is surprisingly not horrible.David Edelstein, New York Magazine, 05.31.2013
The characters are emotionally neutered; the average viewer won't care about them. The pacing is plodding and uneven.James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 05.31.2013
It's just a somewhat mundane coming-of-age story with a terribly miscast lead.Tom Long, Detroit News, 05.30.2013