The science fiction film After Earth premiered on Friday and received mixed reviews. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin admitted the movie was a great family drama. A keen viewer of space movies, he did say they do not always get it right, referring to the noise issue. He stated that there is not much noise in space.
The movie, inspired by the reports of Biologists human impact on decimated animal population. It has an environmental theme and reflects on nature’s judgment. The film stars Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith.
The adventure film casts a light on a world without people, without cell phones, without traffic, and internet. It is just an empty world. Father and son, are the sole survivors from a ship that crashed on earth during a space mission. The father, Cypher, who is left with two broken legs, depends on the young Kitai. The young child must retrieve a special beacon that will help them to signal their home planet for help. Kitai ventures out into the unknown and depends on the use futuristic gadgets from his father for guidance.
The movie shows how Kitai, seeks to win the approval of his father and Cypher (Will Smith) spends most of the time instructing his son from afar on how to save their lives. The son is constantly told they will die if he does not find the beacon, and the young man is placed under severe pressure. A life or death situation!
Will Smith said, “the film After Earth is about a father having to watch his son make mistakes in the world.” He continued and said it was also about the child’s decision-making.
The movie is referred to a family project. Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of Will Smith, produced the movie together with brother-in-law Caleeb Pinkett, and longtime friend James Lassiter.
M Night Shymalan, who directed the movie After Earth, said that it was while planning the movie that he had the most fun. Finding a suitable location for the adventurous world where father and son play space rangers and find the heavy hand of humanity abruptly removed from earth for a thousand years. After Earth is a science-fiction adventure story that Smith originally pitched to Shyamalan during a happy birthday call.
After Earth can be launching pad into a career for the 14-year-old Jaden Smith, It is ultimately hoped that the success of this movie will mirror that of the remake of the Karate Kid. Jaden Smith does not want to be an ordinary actor; he wants to be another Will Smith and still has a long way to go before he reaches the transparency of his father, the box office champion.
After Earth, the movie bears a resemblance to other older movies. On Golden Pond the movie, starring Jane Fonda and her father provided an opportunity for father and daughter to work through real life difficulties. Paper moon, the movie represented a chance for Tatum O’Neal to spend time with her father and realize her talent.
Written by Laura Oneale