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Jaden and Will get jiggy in 'After Earth'

And we analyze the trailer!

December 10, 2012|By Dana Moran, @redeyedana | RedEye


 Why hello, M. Night Shyamalan, we meet again. We last met the kooky director in 2010's much-panned "The Last Airbender," and he's back -- this time, with some bigger names. Will and Jaden Smith star in "After Earth," a father-son post-apocalyptic flick set for a June release. The first trailer hit the Webwaves on Monday -- here's our scene-by-scene gut reaction. Hopefully this turns out better than "Lady in the Water."

0:15

Opens to heavy breathing. This usually means somebody's about to get eaten. Nope, just Will teaching Jaden how to breathe in a face mask.

0:22

Until the hull is blasted off the back of the spaceship and Will goes flying! Aw, crap.

0:29

Aaaand we're careening into a planet's atmosphere. Who's driving this thing, anyway? They're doing a terrible job.

0:40

Voiceover: "We crash-landed." Me: "No duh."

0:44

Voiceover: "Two confirmed survivors." Me: "Confirmed, eh? There's bound to be a meth head around here somewhere."

0:51

This apparently is far enough in the future that you can heal yourself using some kind of laser hologram technology. Sweet.

1:10

Voiceover: "Everything on this planet has evolved to kill humans." Me: "Probably could've picked a better vacation spot."

1:36

Holy crap, flying squirrel suit! Suck on that, evolution.

1:47

Wait, wait, wait ... all of a sudden, there's other people and spaceships? Where the hell did these guys come from?

2:12

Will: "Do you know where we are?" Jaden: "No, sir." Will: "This is Earth." BOOM. So where are people living now, Tatooine? Guess we'll find out.

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