Oh M. Night Shyamalan and how far you’ve fallen as a director. I used to know a guy that claimed Shyamalan was the best filmmaker of all-time and then he watched The Happening.
His latest film, After Earth, stars Will and Jaden Smith as a father/son combo of humans that land on a wasted and evolved planet that we later in the trailer find out is Earth. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that the Oblivion trailer just debuted with similar takes on the future or if this one just looks like it’s borrowing from other sci-fi films, but man does After Earth‘s trailer make little, if any impact.
Smith chooses his projects carefully and I’m struggling to find a reason in this trailer why he decided to work with the fumbling filmmaker that just can’t seem to find that Unbreakable footing.
After Earth opens on June 7th, 2013.
Watch the first trailer below: