After earth review

Categories: EarthScience

In this review, we will discuss Will Smith’s movie “After Earth” directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Smith’s movie is about a military father and his teenage son. One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth.

As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. In Kitai’s whole life, he has wanted nothing more than to be a ranger like his father. After watching Smith’s movie, we shall be claiming that human can fly on the sky. Besides, we also agree that space does not contain oxygen. In the movie, we do agree that earth contain gravitational force.

Moreover, the love of a father is one of the moral value that we agree in this movie. However, we disagree with some points in the movie especially the decrement of the temperature in the earth.

Other than that, we also disagree the function of the video-audio system. Will Smith’s movie is about in the near future, an environmental cataclysm forces the human race to abandon Earth and settle on a new world, Nova Prime. In this movie, the main characters are General Cypher Raige and his son Kitai Raige.

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One thousand years later, the alien creatures plan to attack the Nova Prime and take over the planet by using Ursas, blind predatory creatures that hunt and kill the human by sensing or smelling the fears from human.

They struggle against the Ursas until General Cypher learns how to completely suppress his fear by a technique called “ghosting”. After teaching this technique to the other Rangers, he leads the Rangers to victory. General Cypher brings his son with him and the Rangers for the “ghosting” training. However, the spaceship is caught by an asteroid shower forcing them to crash-land on the Earth. But both Cypher’s legs are broken. Furthermore, he and his son are the only survivors . Cypher gives a mission to his son to find the tail of the spaceship and get the space-signal device.

During the mission, his son, Kitai Raige, fight against many challenges to reach the tail of the spaceship. Unfortunately, the cage of the Ursas broke and it escapes to hunt for Kitai, but at the end Kitai learn to suppress his fear in order to kill the Ursa and send the signal back to his planet. Finally, he successes to do so. From the movie, the first point that we agree is human can fly on the sky. In the movie, the main character, Kitai jumped from the cliff after quarrelling with his father. He flied on the sky and chased by an huge eagle.

This was because he got a small ‘wing’ at his back. Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. Thus, the main character in the movie applied the concept and theory that proved by Otto Lilienthal. Furthermore, we agree that space does not contain oxygen. In the movie, Kitai and his father used oxygen supply at spacecraft. They needed breath through oxygen supply.

On our outer space there isn’t oxygen because it is related to the formation of life on our planet. And the oxygen layer goes up to 50 kilometers from the Earth. From this point to upwards there isn’t oxygen. This layer of oxygen was formed taking on account the amount of dead organisms in the beginning of the life formation. This process took millions of years to produce enough amount of O2 necessary to the life. For example, all the spaceman in the world still need to carry big oxygen container in order to breath at space.

Other than that, we totally agree that earth contain gravitational force. As mentioned by General Cypher Raige in the movie, earth contain high gravitational force than other planet. If earth does not contain gravitational force, all the living things and non-living things will float on the sky. In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered gravity, was a mathematician physicist. Many people have the image that he was sitting under an apple tree when an apple fell and hit him on the head, thus giving him the idea for gravity.

In reality what he discovered was that there existed a force that is required to change the speed or direction of a moving object. After much further experimentation he wrote his theories of gravity. They have been the basic mathematical solutions for the way that things attract and repel for hundreds of years now. Besides that, we also agree a moral value which is the love of a father to his son. In the movie, we can see that General Cypher loved his son very much. Before his son carried out his mission, Cypher taught him how to survive and guided him through the screen.

Cypher did not take the pain killer although both of his legs broke. This was because he will feel sleepy and cannot see clearly after taking it as he want to protect his son through the screen in the spaceship. As mentioned in the movie, the temperature at earth will decrease 5 °C for every 10minutes during night time. We disagree with that statement. In the movie, the surrounding of the forest freeze when temperature dropped. However, if according to the statement mentioned in the movie, the surrounding impossible will freeze.

For example, during night time, temperature of earth is 27 °C and the temperature decrease 5 °C for every 10minutes. After 10minutes, the temperature will become 22°C. After 20minutes, the temperature will drop till 17°C. From the calculation, we can conclude that the surrounding will not freeze in a short time. This is because the temperature is decrease gradually and it need long time to freeze the surrounding. In addition, we disagree the function of the video-audio system in the movie. In the movie, Kitai’s father put a small camera at his back in order to guild Kitai.

However, there got some scenes that General Cypher can observe his son from front view. This was no logic because the camera was set at the back of Kitai. In this review we have discussed Will Smith’s movie “After Earth”. Smith’s review covers several points such as human can fly on the sky. He show us the moral value about the love of a father. He also claim that space does not contain oxygen and earth has gravitational force. However, we do not agree with his claim that temperature at earth will decrease 5 °C for every 10minutes during night time and the function of video-audio system.

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