After Earth (rated PG-13) is a film about survival and the bond between a father and son. Cypher Raige hasn’t always been a great dad to son Katai (played by real life father and son Will and Jaden Smith). But when their spaceship crash lands on a future earth devoid of humans and full of deadly wildlife and Cypher is injured, Katai must make a trek across the deadly wilderness in the hopes that both of them can survive.
On the positive side, the bond of father and son is emphasized in the film as Katai tries to live up to Cypher’s expectations, but both come to a better understanding and appreciation of each other. Of course, there are some intense moments involving both the crash, and the majority of the film as Katai overcomes dangerous and adverse conditions in an attempt to find help for him and his father. Overall, Bob says it’s on the lighter side of what’s usually considered PG-13 fare with very little in regards language or other objectionable content, and he gave it 4 out of 5 for family friendliness.
Read more about After Earth and other movies in theaters this weekend at Plugged In’s site.