Events unfold a thousand years after the catastrophe that forced humanity to leave the Earth. A planet called Nova Prime becomes a new home. The legendary General Cypher Reidge returns from another combat mission to a family that used to do without his parental attention to become a father to his 13-year-old son China. During an asteroid storm, an aircraft with dad and son on board crashes, falling onto an unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. And while Rage Sr. lies in his last breath among the wreckage of his ship, his son must cross the hostile landscape to launch their rescue beacon. The young man never dreamed of anything more in his life: to be a soldier like a father is his cherished desire. Today he has a chance to prove himself.