Has any filmmaker had a more spotty career than M. Knight Shyamalan. The guy blew our minds years ago with memorable hits like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs, but lost has path somewhere along the way. A few box-office bombs later (The Happening, The Last Airbender) and M. Knight is back now with a new sci-fi adventure, After Earth starring Will Smith and son that I'm not sure whether to be excited for or shake my fist at.
Much like with any of his films, it's best to let the first trailer do the talking, then we can complain about his infamous plot twist succeeding or falling flat once we actually see it in theater June 7, 2013. The question is what kind of M. Knight effort will show up in After Earth?
As you'll see in the trailer below, Will and Jayden Smith play a father-son tandem, whose ship crash lands on a mysterious planet no longer inhabited by humans. It is in this harsh reality, where the father must teach his son how to survive without him.
The movie looks good from a storyline and special effects standpoint, and perhaps worthy of seeing on the big screen this upcoming summer. Unfortunately, The Happening trailer looked phenomenal too and we all know how that worked out.