After Earth is a 2013 American science fiction action adventure film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which he co-wrote with Gary Whitta, based on an original story idea by Will Smith.
It is the second film (the first being The Pursuit of Happyness) that stars real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith; with Will Smith also producing via his company Overbrook Entertainment and the distribution by Columbia Pictures.
The film was released in IMAX on May 31, 2013. It received generally negative reviews from critics, who cited it as lacking originality, while its visual effects, acting and themes received a mixed response. However, the film was a commercial success.