Sony Pictures has tweeted a new poster for After Earth, which repeats the movie’s tagline, “Danger is Real, Fear is a Choice.” Which is completely and utterly untrue, and quite annoying. But whatever. The promotion for the film continues (wisely) to downplay the fact that M. Night Shyamalan is directing, and instead focuses on father and son stars Will and Jaden Smith.
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.
Wait. Wait wait wait. Will Smith’s character’s name in this film is Cypher Raige? Cypher Raige? That’s… impossibly dumb and impossibly great.