Will Smith passing the action hero torch to his son Jaden in After Earth

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Registered: 12-22-2000
Will Smith passing the action hero torch to his son Jaden in After Earth
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 11:41am

Jaden Smith has already followed his father Will's footsteps in the fields of both acting and rapping, so it's about time the younger Smith take up the other family business: saving the world.

In the first trailer for "After Earth," the 14-year-old Jaden reteams with Will for the second time as an on-screen father and son pair (after 2006's "The Pursuit of Happyness").  But unlike their first family drama -- and Jaden's breakout turn in the remake of "The Karate Kid" — this movie is a special-effects heavy, sci-fi spectacle.  And it looks like Will is passing the action hero torch over to his son, both on and off camera.

Check out the trailer and see what you think? Will this one make your "must see" list?


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Registered: 11-14-2008

Definitely will be seeing this one! Not only am I a huge sci-fi nut, but I love Will Smith in everything! LOL I also really enjoyed Jaden's portrayal in the remake of "Karate Kid"... that young man has some serious talent -- not really surprising, considering his parents! LOL

Yep... this is one movie I know I won't have to bribe dh into seeing with me! Wink

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Registered: 04-11-2012

I like Will Smith movies so I will probably watch this one. I think it is really neat that he and his son work together.

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Registered: 09-23-2010

I'm not a fan of Jaden's. I'm not sure why. This movie, however, is right up my alley. Looks really good. (But gosh, anyone else notice how Will Smith is getting older? I noticed it in MIB3 too.)