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May 31, 2021

Even someone as bankable as Will Smith is bound to have a dud at some point. When After Earth premiered on May 31, 2013, its writer/star/producer had high hopes for a sci-fi franchise that would launch a whole world of new stories, tie-ins and even a NASA partnership. Find out what went wrong and why Smith dubbed it "the most painful failure" of his career.

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Written by Ashley Thomas

Hosted by Ryan Myers

Music by Devin Curry