After Earth | 2013

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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Main Plot

In the future, humanity has abandoned Earth due to environmental destruction. General Cypher Raige and his son Kitai crash-land on the now-uninhabitable planet. With Cypher injured, Kitai must journey across dangerous terrain to retrieve a rescue beacon. Along the way, he must overcome his fears and prove himself as a skilled warrior. As they struggle to survive, a deadly alien creature hunts them, forcing Kitai to confront his inner demons and unlock his true potential. Through their harrowing ordeal, father and son must learn to trust each other and work together to escape the hostile environment and return home.


  • Kitai Raige, a young cadet who must embark on a dangerous mission to save himself and his father after their spaceship crash lands on a hostile planet.
  • David Denman plays the character of Private McQuarrie, a member of the Ranger Corps who helps guide Kitai Raige on his dangerous journey to retrieve a rescue beacon.
  • Cypher Raige is a skilled ranger and military leader who guides his son Kitai through a dangerous mission on a post-apocalyptic Earth in order to save humanity.


In the ending of After Earth, Kitai successfully defeats the Ursa creature and saves himself and his father, Cypher. They are rescued by a group of survivors who have been monitoring their progress. Cypher is proud of Kitai for his bravery and growth during their journey. The father and son have a heartfelt moment as they reflect on their shared experiences and the bond that has strengthened between them. Kitai is hailed as a hero for his actions, and he and Cypher are reunited with their family. The film ends with Kitai looking towards the future with a newfound sense of confidence and determination, ready to continue his training and follow in his father's footsteps as a Ranger.

M. Night Shyamalan Action Adventure Sci-Fi Jaden Smith David Denman Will Smith