After Earth, Part II: Figure in a landscape

We look at three outstanding scenes in this better-than-you-think M. Night Shyamalan film, along with its pervasive motif of figures in a landscape, visual rhymes and many occasions of elegant staging.

After Earth, Part I: Much better than you think

With the artistic, commercial and critical success of The Visit and Split, it is about time to soberly unearth the very real qualities of M. Night Shyamalan’s disproportionally maligned middle period.