The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)Closed Captioning
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The Day the Earth Stood Still is 20th Century Fox’s contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson Jacob (Jaden Smith) get caught up in his mission – and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described “friend to the Earth.”
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 192
- Fresh: 40
- Rotten: 152
- Average Rating: 4.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: ... must be the worst major release in what may be the most disastrous year in recent Hollywood history.
Rotten: A good portion of this sci-fi disaster movie is unintentionally comical. And the parts that aren't funny are just plain dull.
Rotten: The remake of that fine old fifties alien-invasion picture The Day the Earth Stood Still comes to a standstill about an hour before the Earth does in the wilds of New Jersey.
Rotten: This was supposed to be the winter season's big special effects picture. So why does it make Al Gore's PowerPoint presentation look like Spider-Man 2 by comparison?
I've seen the original 1950s movie, and this was basic disgrace. The effects were better (no duh), however everything else fell apart. As well, they left out the key phrase "Klaatu Barada Nikto" which had been such a cult hit. Total neglect of the whole theme that we had started to arm our spaceships, thus mankind will be silenced unless they become peaceful. It's an anti-war film. Not a Keanu Reeves flaunting how good looking he is film. Fail.
Good movie better message
Despite stunning visuals and the usual captivation that a good science fiction film offers, an urgent message about the nature of humanity and the err of its ways is well portrayed. Definetly an all around good movie for most ages (frightening). Hopefully viewers will recognize the message this movie has to offer and maybe even learn to be proactive as a result!
this is a very well made movie great actors great photography great effects i saw this in theaters and i watched it again and i will watch it again
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 2008
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