A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

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M. Night Shyamalan

Writers:

Gary Whitta (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Jaden Smith ... Kitai Raige
Will Smith ... Cypher Raige
Sophie Okonedo ... Faia Raige
Zoë Kravitz ... Senshi Raige (as Zoë Isabella Kravitz)
Glenn Morshower ... Commander Velan
Kristofer Hivju ... Security Chief
Sacha Dhawan ... Hesper Pilot
Chris Geere ... Hesper Navigator
Diego Klattenhoff ... Veteran Ranger
David Denman ... Private McQuarrie
Lincoln Lewis ... Running Cadet
Jaden Martin ... Nine-Year-Old Kitai
Sincere L. Bobb Sincere L. Bobb ... Three-Year-Old Kitai
Monika Jolly Monika Jolly ... Female Ranger
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Storyline

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Danger is real. Fear is a choice.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Producer/co-writer Will Smith envisioned "After Earth" as a multi-platform franchise, including books, graphic novels, and interactive video games, which would all inform on and add to the ideas and concepts already developed in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

While transporting the Ursa all passengers on the ship are required to wear life suits in case of an emergency but Cypher doesn't take one for himself. While it is established that the character is fearless, just because you are fearless doesn't mean you can't be prepared for emergencies. See more »

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[first lines]
Kitai Raige: I've heard stories of Earth. A paradise. Until we destroyed it.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2013) See more »

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Visually amazing but globally pathetic
28 March 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

The classic Hollywood problem: a colossal budget for the special effects and the actors, with a crap script: it's rough and confusing, with some bewildering and moronic scenes. This movie is obviously a pop corn movie, but a bad one. On the other hand, I do not understand the unjustified avalanche of hatred against Jaden Smith, even if he is very far from Daniel Day Lewis, Cary Grant or Charles Chaplin, he is reasonably credible. Unlike the screenwriters!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1000 A.E. See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,520,040, 2 June 2013

Gross USA:

$60,522,097

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,611,982
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2.35 : 1
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