After Earth

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Will Smith And his son Jaden smith

Factual errors

An arterial shunt is applied on the inner thigh, far from any arteries.

Crew or equipment visible

When Kitai starts running up the volcano through the bushes to set off the beacon, the shadow of a moving camera crane appears in the lower screen.

Continuity

After Kitai climbs/digs out of the pig hole,he finds he is being followed by the mother bird and is often seen holding his cutlass protectively and yelling at her to “Leave me alone!” In the following scene he takes his final breathing fluid, but there is also no sign of his cutlass. He builds a raft,floats down stream but his cutlass is forever lost after that & we never learn how he lost it.

Continuity

Right before Kitai reaches the river, his father’s cutlass is on his backpack. The cutlass disappears in the next shot, right before he starts building his raft, until Kitai picks up a new one at the crash site.

Character error

Earth is apparently already difficult to breathe in yet Kitai approaches an active volcano which could be even more dangerous as volcanic ash is harmful to breathe.

Plot holes

Cypher states that all the living organisms on earth have evolved to kill humans despite the fact that there haven’t been any humans on earth for 1,000 years.

Factual errors

The ECG’s run backwards.

Factual errors

When the asteroids get ejected from the wormhole along with the ship, they immediately begin to slow down. In space, however, they would continue in their speed until e.g. hitting an obstacle or entering the gravitational pull of a planet.

Continuity

Before the crash, Cypher Raige straps himself into the chair with the X harness. In the next shot, he’s in the background with no straps on. In the next shot after that, you can see he’s strapped in again.

Character error

While transporting the Ursa all passengers on the ship are required to wear life suits in case of an emergency but Cypher doesn’t take one for himself. While it is established that the character is fearless, just because you are fearless doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for emergencies.

Factual errors

During the voice-over at the very beginning, Cypher Raige’s ability to not be detected by the Ursa is described. It is stated that “This phenomena is known as ghosting”. The correct singular form of the word is phenomenon.

Continuity

When Kitai climbs out of the underground river, the next shot shows the water relatively undisturbed.

Character error

When Kitai is followed by the baboon, his dad warns him about a creature approaching him. With his advanced technology he should have been able to see the whole group and warn his son about the even greater danger.

Plot holes

The first night on Earth where Kitai is hiding under a log over a thermal hot spot, it is raining heavily. However, if the temperatures plummet so that the entire planet is frozen over every night, it should have been a heavy snowfall as opposed to a heavy rainfall.

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