I know what you’re thinking: “Why would I care about anything director M. Night Shyamalan does, when he hasn’t made a good film for years?” Believe me, I have asked myself that same question over and over again with each new film he has released since Lady in the Water (I actually enjoyed that film), and I realize that many haven’t even cared for his films since Unbreakable, or even The Sixth Sense.
But it must be admitted that his latest film, After Earth, does have an intriguing premise, and it helps that actor Will Smith has been cast as the lead character of the movie. The film takes place one thousand years into the future after Earth has been devastated by various cataclysmic events, and Earth’s inhabitants have been transferred to a new world called Nova Prime. Hit the jump to see a promo video for the film depicting a Facebook timeline documenting various fictional historic events that lead up to when the film takes place.
Plot Synopsis (via We Got This Covered):
One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith). 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.
After Earth Promo Video:
While this video doesn’t show much, it is kind of creative to promote the film this way. What do you think?