In case you missed it, yesterday was Earth Day. Apparently that makes today, April 23rd, After Earth Day, a day set aside to celebrate the latest sci-fi film from M. Night Shyamalan and the father-son team of Will and Jaden Smith. I didn’t get any time off of work, so it couldn’t be much of a holiday. However, we do have a new minute-long trailer.
We already knew that After Earth takes place 1,000 years after the human race was forced to leave our home planet for good, but this video sheds some light on how and why. In the next few decades we’ll screw up the planet so bad that by 2071 we’ll have no choice but to abandon Earth. That is, until the father-son team of Cypher and Kitai Raige (Will and Jaden, respectively, and no, I’m not kidding about those names) crash land on the surface of a planet where every living thing has evolved to kill humans.