After Earth

2013 PG-13 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD

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After Earth

2013 PG-13 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD
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A thousand years in the future, Gen. Cypher Raige and his young son, Kitai, crash-land their crippled ship on the long-abandoned, desolate Earth. With his father near death, Kitai sets out to find a beacon that will save them from certain doom.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English, French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English, French, English (UK), Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Hindi, Hebrew, Icelandic, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Slovenian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovak, Ukrainian
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Czech: Dolby Digital 5.1, Polish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Russian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Turkish: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1, Tamil: Dolby Digital 5.1, Telugu: Dolby Digital 5.1, Ukrainian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
  • Will Smith
  • Jaden Smith
  • Isabelle Fuhrman
  • Kristofer Hivju
  • Gabriel Caste
  • Zoë Kravitz
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • David Denman
  • Sacha Dhawan
  • Lincoln Lewis
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that After Earth -- which stars Will Smith and his son Jaden and was directed by M. Night Shyamalan -- is a scary monster movie with a few dead bodies and some blood. The alien monster is grotesque, overpowering, and able to trick humans into feeling fear, and viewers see a few of his human victims impaled on tree branches. No main characters die, but a majestic eagle who saves a boy's life sacrifices its own to do so, and viewers see animal carcasses. Punctuating the exciting and violent sci-fi action are laughs and scenes of strong family warmth and bonding, strong role models, and positive life lessons learned.

Sexual Content

Flashback kisses and affection between husband and wife.

Violence

Constant peril. Some gross scenes with blood, as when Cypher must operate on his own leg. Kitai sees some crushed baby eagles that he wasn't able to save. Human victims of the alien monster are shown impaled on tree branches. Most of the violence depicted on screen appears in shadow or silhouette, and blood is mostly after the fact. A few moments when something scary pops out unexpectedly. The backstory involves a boy witnessing his sister being killed by an animal.

Language

Cypher says "damn" once, there's one "oh God" (as an exclamation), and there's one reference to something that "sucks."

Social Behavior

Kitai's journey teaches him that only by facing your fears can you realize your full potential. His father teaches that although danger may be real, fear is just a state of mind. A cautionary tale about taking care of our planet (destroyed by years of pollution and war) is mitigated by the eye-catching new planet of 1,000 years in the future.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cypher almost takes pain killers that would make him drowsy (entirely understandable given his severely broken legs and little hope of rescue) but decides against it.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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