New ‘After Earth’ Trailer Still Hasn’t Won Me Over On Shyamalan’s Fresh Prince Connection

Posted by on March 8, 2013 at 11:12 am
Don't cry Will Smith, at least you're not in Devil. Or The Last Airbender, or The Happening, or...

Don’t cry Will Smith, at least you’re not in Devil. Or The Last Airbender, or The Happening, or…

In this second trailer to M. Night Shyamalan’s new sci-fi action thriller After Earth, we see a bit more of the juicy relational bits that are supposed to make us sympathize with an injured father tasked with sitting in a chair. Of course, watching that wouldn’t be terribly exciting, so the movie instead focuses on his efforts to guide his son through a hundred kilometers of wild post-human Earth, complete with The Day After Tomorrow-esque snap freezes and animals that couldn’t possibly exist a measly thousand years after humans depart.

I want to believe Shyamalan can make good films still, but at this point, I’m curious how much ground screenwriter Gary Whitta is covering with After Earth that isn’t going to covered in the script he wrote for Penny Arcade’s The New Kid, which is still isn’t in development. I’m just gonna keep giving this movie more chances.

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