After Earth crash lands on the big screen

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:14 06 June 2013

Jaden Smith, left, and WIll Smith star in Columbia Pictures'

Jaden Smith, left, and WIll Smith star in Columbia Pictures' "After Earth."

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WILL Smith brings his son Jaden along for the ride in this father-and-son space traveller thriller as the pair crash-land on planet Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity to flee.

Nearly a millennium since mankind escaped its home planet for the safety of Nova Prime, military legend Cypher (Will Smith) has just finished an extended tour of duty when he is reunited with his 13-year-old son Kitai (Jaden) with the intention of making the transition from leader to father.

Their plans are scuppered when an asteroid storm damages their ship. However, a badly-injured Cypher and Kitai are forced to crash-land on Earth, which has grown increasingly hostile to human life.

Now, the only way for young Kitai to ensure a swift rescue and save his father’s life is to find their rescue beacon that was lost when they crashed. Kitai must now become the type of soldier who would make his father proud, to ensure both of their survival.

With action and adventure galore, this film promises to be a rip-roaring ride from start to finish.

After Earth (12A) is out tomorrow (Fri).

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