The Day the Earth Stood Still

directed by Scott Derrickson
Category: "Fantasy"
Year of Release:2008
Date Added:09/14/2010
Date Watched:09/15/2010
Description:Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) is an alien come to earth with a giant robot to save the creatures of the planet from evil humans who are destroying it. Several scientists, including Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) are deployed to deal with the crisis. She is the only one who believes Klaatu can be reasoned with, so she helps him escape while the entire U.S. Military tries to destroy him. When he observes her relationship with her step-son (Jaden Smith) and meets scientist Barnhardt (John Cleese), he comes to believe mankind can change. Meanwhile, a swarm of tiny creatures is wiping out all evidence of mankind on earth. Klaatu sacrifices his life to save humanity.
My Rating:6

Reviews for The Day the Earth Stood Still

Review - Day the Earth Stood Still, The

Rather flat. I haven't seen the original, so I wasn't disappointed in that respect, but it, and it's environmentalist propaganda, didn't move me much.
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