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"After Earth" is a combination of adventure, comedy and SI-FI all in one! If you love adventures, you would love this movie. It begins one thousand years after humans are forced to leave Earth because they destroyed it. They reach a new planet. Humans think their safe until they find an alien species that are putting humans in danger. General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) then finds a way of defeating the aliens. I'm sure you want to know how he did it, so watch the movie to learn the craft of a true ranger. General's son, Kitia Raige, (Jaden Smith) goes on a trip with his father. On the way there though, the ship crash lands on Earth! Cypher's legs are broken and Kitia has to go far away to retrieve an emergency beacon! Can he do it? Would they be able to survive in this dangerous environment? I loved "After Earth"! This film was a mixture of everything that someone would want! It shows what can possibly happen to humans. I personally adore Will and Jaden Smith. Any movie where they are together makes it a fantastic and funny movie. What makes the movie better is that they play father and son, when in real life they are just that! Father and Son. What else was interesting is how many birds, animals and wales were in the movie clearly showing what our planet would be like without human interference. There are also a few scenes with Cypher and his wife, Faia (Sophie Okoneda) where they have a very cute and adorable conversation and shows General's soft side. My favorite character would be Kitia. He is scared and frightened a lot in this film. He is alone at a young age, on unfamiliar Earth, one thousand years after humans left. It must have been scary! Kitia grows quickly and learns things on this hunt for the beacon. My favorite scene is when Kitia does not listen when his father orders him to comeback knowing that something bad happens, and instead jumps off a very tall cliff and tries to make it to the beacon without proper gear. He gets chased and caught by a giant eagle that decided to "adopt" Kitia and even helps him along the way. Kitia's camera, that Cypher is using to see what's going on, gets destroyed and he must continue his journey without his father's guidance. I recommend "After Earth" to ages twelve and up. This movie is very graphic and may be a bit too intense for younger kids. If you like adventure and action you would adore this movie! I give "After Earth" five out of five starts because it was so great in many ways. Gerry O, age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
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A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. Starring Jaden Smith, Will Smith and Sophie Okonedo.
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