Will Smith’s ‘after Earth’: Answers To Six Burning Questions

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So Kitai must travel 100 kilometers to recover a homing device that will ensure their rescue. The elder Smiths character is in constant contact with his son, but the movie is very much about Kitais journey; Cypher doesnt even leave the spaceship while they are on Earth. Even though Will Smith is in the movie frequently, Jaden Smith is its star. Will audiences recognize it as an M. Night Shyamalan film? There are no major plot twists, as there was in Shyamalans The Sixth Sense, and because the film stars a 14-year-old, the acting isnt likely to attract comparisons to the filmmakers best-known works. Although the directors films sometimes feature sci-fi twists (The Last Airbender, Signs), After Earth is more of a genre film than anything hes made before. The critics, who have been excoriating the film, say the directors touch is nowhere to be seen in After Earth. Reviewing the film in Variety, Scott Foundas said, Though he shares screenplay credit with Gary Whitta, Shyamalan is clearly a director-for-hire here, his disinterest palpable from first frame to last. Nowhere in evidence is the gifted Sixth Sense director who once brought intricately crafted set pieces and cinematic sleight-of-hand to even the least of his own movies. Will it lose to the second weekend of Fast & Furious 6 at the box office? My colleague Amy Kaufman, whos usually infallible at these sorts of calls, says thats almost a certainty. Though some box-office prognosticators say After Earth should win the weekend, the odds favor Vin Diesel and his muscle cars, which should gross about $40 million in their second weekend of release. Sony is hopeful that its After Earth could sell as much as $38 million worth of tickets, which is a poor start for a $135-million movie with Will Smith, but other estimates say After Earth could barely surpass $30 million. After Earth isnt the only new movie likely to be outpaced by Fast & Furious 6. Jesse Eisenbergs crime-magic thriller Now You See Me also is expected to debut poorly, with estimated ticket sales of just $17 million.

Smith charged but Walker won’t be

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It is about interrupting the long history of death, carnage and grief assault weapons have inflicted on California communities.” Smith also is likely to face a suspension from the NFL, perhaps pushed back to next season or after his legal issues are resolved. “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent developments with Aldon arising from an incident at his home in 2012,” the team said in a statement Wednesday. “We recognize the serious nature of this situation, as does Aldon, and will continue to monitor it closely. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment.” Last month, Smith and former teammate Delanie Walker were named in a lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court by a Northern California man who said he was shot at a party at Smith’s house on June 29, 2012. [+] Enlarge Jeff Gross/Getty Images Aldon Smith has been charged with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home in June 2012. The players charged a $10 admission and $5 per drink, the lawsuit said. Smith and now- Tennessee Titans tight end Walker, 29, were allegedly intoxicated when they fired gunshots into the air off a balcony while trying to end the party, the lawsuit said. Walker will not be charged,deputy district attorney Brian Buckelew told The (Nashville) Tennessean . “Delanie Walker did not shoot one of the assault weapons. Delanie Walker did shoot a handgun, and that was after gang members had already started shooting at Aldon’s garage,” Buckelew told the newspaper. “So the purpose of Delanie Walker shooting up in the air was to try and get the gang members out of there.

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According to an individual familiar with the planning of the movie, “After Earth” was envisioned as a trilogy. By the time a third installment arrives in theaters, “Will will be too old to be an action star and Jaden will be just entering his prime,” the individual told TheWrap . Almost every element of the movie’s website, from its trailer to its explanation of this futuristic world, begins with Jaden.The marketing campaign for the M. Night Shyamalan directed movie bears a striking similarity to earlier campaigns for Will Smith movies. In 2008, Will Smith appeared in two movies, “Seven Pounds” and Hancock,” that grossed a combined $792 million. Both of their posters consisted of nothing more than Smith’s mug, his name and the movie’s title. His visage, inscrutable yet familiar, distant yet desirable, was all it took to bring fans to the theater. Also read: 5 Breakout Movie Stars of Summer 2013 Now check out the poster for “After Earth.” (pictured: above) “You walk away thinking it looks like a great action movie starring Will Smith and his son and that his son is a legitimate star,” a former marketing executive at a major studio told TheWrap . “They did a great job of legitimizing him as a star without starting a conversation about why he should be legitimate. They show him flying through the air with this futuristic wing suit and people forget that is the same kid who was in ‘Pursuit of Happyness.'” Yet if Jaden is the focus of “After Earth,” Will is the supportive parent literally. It is the second films in which he plays Jaden’s father and the third he has produced, the third being none other than the hit “Karate Kid” remake starring Jaden. “Overbook exists for the greater glory of Will and Jaden,” one individual with knowledge of the company told TheWrap. The Jaden Smith business is Will Smith’s business, and Will Smith’s business is the family business. The inclusive approach extends well beyond Jaden.

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