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Will Smith's 'After Earth' Trailer: The Future of Jiggy

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Man, Earth just cannot catch a break. Yesterday, we brought to you the first trailer for Tom Cruise's new sci-fi action epic "Oblivion," which tells the tale of a guy in the far future who returns to an abandoned and surprisingly dangerous Earth. And today, we have the first trailer for Will Smith's new sci-fi epic "After Earth," which tells the tale of a guy in the far future who returns to an abandoned and surprisingly dangerous Earth.

Word to the wise: Start packing your bags, 'cause this place is apparently going downhill fast.

Of course, "After Earth" does have one surprise that "Oblivion" doesn't: Will Smith isn't actually the star of it. That honor goes to his son, Jaden Smith, who in this movie plays... Will Smith's son. Hey, it worked in "The Pursuit of Happyness."

On the other hand, the trailer's one big twist is simply that they are on Earth, which kind of isn't that big a twist really since the planet they crash on looks exactly like Earth in basically every way. But whatever. It's always cool to get a new Will Smith film, especially one with neat special effects, so even though it's directed by M. Night Shyamalan, we're still going to try to be optimistic.

Check it out, complete with futuristic French subtitles, courtesy of Comic Book Movie.

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