After Earth Monday, 16 September 2019

After Earth

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Not out of this world.

  • Starring:

    Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Zoë Kravitz, Glenn Morshower, Kristofer Hivju, Sacha Dhawan, Chris Geere, Diego Klattenhoff, Lincoln Lewis

  • Directed by:

    M Night Shyamalan

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Alien creatures are killed, a girl is killed by an alien creature. Mayday call from spacecraft damaged in asteroid storm. Spacecraft breaks up during re-entry. People get sucked out of spaceship; people, animals fall from great heights. An animal is struck with an object, baby birds are killed. A boy is dragged unconscious, chased by animals, attacked by animals and an alien creature, near-freezes, is thrown through the air, is gouged/slashed. A man describes a near-death experience (falls from a cliff, is pinned underwater, near-drowns, watches blood bubbling, removes animal pincer from shoulder). Debris. Footage of burning buildings, floodwaters. Yelling. Blood/gore: Human and animal corpses, animal body parts. Bodies seen impaled on tree branches. Blood on hands, bloody scratch on forehead, blood smear, bloody scalpel, pooling blood. Swelling, bruising, open wounds, blood poisoning, self-healing, blood drained from wound, temporary paralysis, decomposed flesh. Man has two broken legs, man with missing limb. X-Ray.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    A man injects painkillers. A boy injects medicine into his heart.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    Science fiction, space travel, family, father-son relationships, nepotism, survival, trust, insubordinance, communication, bravery, hunting.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Other-planet, remote wilderness settings. Deceased sister, injured father. Alien monsters, spider, flocks of birds, buffalo, baboon, leech, eagle, eagle chicks, bird attack, giant cats, warthogs, snake, snake attack, whales. Rock-climbing, thunder, lightning, waterfall, volcano, lava, campfire, hallucinations. A man uses an electronic healing device, self-operates. Cliff-high aerial viewpoints.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Mildly entertaining, beautifully shot. Minimalist performance from Will Smith.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Cheesy melodrama, generic plot, corny dialogue, unlikely plot elements, tedious. Weak performance from Jaden Smith, ordinary special effects.

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