Will Smith's character, Cypher, is a senior commander who has just arrived home after, what is presumed, a long tour. Jaden's character, Katai, is having a hard time advancing in his Cadette training. Cypher seems like a person that has had to put up an impenetrable wall, in order to continue to fight for survival, not only for himself, but for his family. This is probably why, through the tragic loss of their daughter, he has continued to shut-down. Where Katai, having first-hand experienced his sisters tragic death, by the hands of a nasty alien insect, is harboring too many emotions, with not enough guidance or help from his father. This leaves Katai to his own fears, that his father thinks the worst of him.
|"Take a knee Cadette"|
|Cypher trying to reel his son in while the ship is being torn apart!|