After Earth is a science fiction adventure film about a man and his son trapped on the deadliest planet of all: Earth. But it turns out the sci-fi story was originally … something else.
In the year 2071, planet Earth breaks up with humanity. Not only that, she wants us to leave the house. That’s the premise of After Earth, which begins one thousand years after we’ve packed our bags and hightailed it off the planet. And during those thousand years Earth has evolved just fine without us. So when Cypher Raige (Will Smith) and his son Kitai (played by real-life son Jaden Smith) are forced to return, our ex will do anything to make them leave. And that’s where the movie fun begins.