Will and Jaden Smith's 'After Earth' named worst movie of the year

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Step aside, “Battlefield Earth.” Will and Jaden Smith’s science-fiction adventure “After Earth” has joined you on the legendarily awful movie list.

Bad-movie experts Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of Rifftrax.com named the Smith family film the worst movie of 2013 in poll results released Friday exclusively to TODAY.

Wrote the Riffers: “In 2000, John Travolta laid down the challenge: ‘You will never, EVER make a big budget sci-fi vanity project with a two-word title, the second word being “Earth,” as colossally awful as the one I have made.’ Thirteen years later Will Smith beat his challenge.”

More than 40,000 Rifftrax fans voted for “After Earth,” which was just one of many 2013 films set on or near a post-apocalyptic Earth, and featured the Smiths playing a father and son named Cypher and Kitai Raige.

In second place was the TV movie “Sharknado,” which pulled in only about half as many votes as “After Earth.”

“Admit it, when you saw the title you assumed it was a tender coming of age story set in Belgium in 1943 about a young Protestant boy who falls in love with a Jewish girl,” the Riffers wrote. “But, no. It’s about a tornado filled with sharks.”

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