There is no director out there more frustrating than M. Night Shyamalan. We know the dude has talent, but over the past few years he’s pumped out some shockingly bad B-movies like The Village, Lady in the Water, and The Happening. Each movie has gotten more trite and clichéd as he has seemingly been attempting to recapture the twists and shocks of The Sixth Sense with no luck. Now, however, Shyamalan is trying his hand at a broader sci-fi movie titled After Earth, starring Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith.
The movie follows the father and son duo after they crash land on a post-apocalyptic Earth. With his father, Cypher, seriously inured, young Kitai much get help before time runs out. As you can see from this trailer, there is about as much mystery as there is CGI in the movie. We’re not quite sure what is happening, or what has become of humanity, and that’s probably how Shyamalan wants it to be.
You have to wonder, though, if audiences are willing to give Shyamalan another chance after being burned by the director so many times before. We would say that this is his last chance at a major blockbuster, but we also said that after The Happening and The Last Airbender tanked as well.
After Earth will hit theaters on June 7, 2013.