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After Earth

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his son, Kitai. 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.
Statement of Responsibility: an Overbrook Entertainment/Blinding Edge Pictures production ; screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan ; produced by Caleeb Pinkett [and others] ; directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Title: After Earth
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, 5.1 Dolby Digital, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Title from container
Credits: Director of phography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Steven Rosenblum ; music, James Newton Howard.
Performers: Will Smith, Jaden Smith.
Summary: Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his son, Kitai. 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.
Audience: Rating PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images CHV rating PG not recommend for young children. Violence, frightening scenes
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1), described video; 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1), described video; 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Survival Fiction Asteroids Fiction Fathers and sons Fiction Supervivencia Teatro. bidex Asteroides Teatro. bidex Padre e hijo Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Feature films
Science fiction films
Topical Term: Survival
Asteroids
Fathers and sons
Supervivencia
Asteroides
Padre e hijo
Publisher No: 41745
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
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Jul 27, 2014
  • jomac_05 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

meh.

Jun 27, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sci fi film that is ok at best, however for those with a shorter attention span, this may not be the movie for you. Starts off with a promising beginning, but the whole concept becomes lost. Most noteworthy as yet another pairing of WIll Smith and his son Jaden.

Jun 24, 2014
  • sidebruox rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Piece of fluff movie to promote Jaden Smith. He is given everything on a silver platter so he doesn't have to earn his stripes to get a lead role in a big screen movie. Might be a good kid but acting isn't one of his talents.

Jun 07, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If one watches this movie not thinking that this is yet another "Jaden Smith vehicle" set-up by his father, Will, it's okay. There are some good parts in it. The acting isn't terrific, but it's a passable story. Every young actor should be so lucky to have this opportunity.

Should be on a Double-Feature with Plan 9 From Outer Space. Who's the nut job that listed this horror as a "Must See Sci-Fi"?

May 03, 2014
  • SilkyNara rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this film. I liked the attention given to earth's landscape/occupants and was enthused by the settled planet's architecture. I like the diversity of the cast and I loved young Smith's performance. I recommend this film for the tweens and young adults.

Apr 09, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found this movie interesting and suspenceful. It is an entertaining sci-fi survival tale. The issue of training oneself to live in the moment and see fear as a debilitating view of a possible future event is a point worth debating.

Apr 08, 2014
  • Bucky2011 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie is a lot like a play - taking time for character development and putting our hopes and fears on display for quite contemplation. This film slowly, richly unfolds - I found value in that. I watched this film three months back and am still moved by the following lines "Fear is not real. Danger is real; fear is a lie." For me, this was worth the whole movie.

Apr 07, 2014
  • 3reading4stem2011 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

While this is a good Movie I will add that the Paperback book that I read which is a Tie -in that explains the situation better I had to borrow it from the (King)county system(Libr.). Even without that supporting paperback there was some real nice scenery to it. This movie is also a good warning that We( I mean all of us)need to take better care of our Planet.

Apr 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Some decent special effects and futuristic gadgets. I like to think that the young hero could have used an action partner to make the story more credible. It was too improbable that only the father and son survived during the space ship crash. Other than that, young Smith had done well as a young actor.

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Apr 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Cypher Raige: Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice. We are all telling ourselves a story and that day mine changed.

Jan 25, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Jan 25, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

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