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The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Day The Earth Stood Still
  • 2008
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Scott Derrickson
  • Written by: David Scarpa (screenplay), Harry Bates (original short story), Ryne Douglas Pearson, Stuart Hazeldine
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, John Cleese, Jaden Smith, Kyle Chandler
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Here, as in Wise's original, mankind's future is placed in the hands of alien visitor Klaatu (Reeves), who has been sent to judge its capacity for change in the wake of the environmental damage they have inflicted upon the planet. It's up to Dr Helen Benson (Connelly) and her stepson Jacob (Smith) to convince him that they are ready before it's too late and he triggers their destruction. A remake with more contemporary resonance than most.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

11 Dec 20083 stars

(12A) 105min As remakes go, Scott Derrickson’s re-imagining of Robert Wise’s 1951 sci-fi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still has more contemporary resonance than most. By substituting the threat of nuclear war for that posed by global warming, the…

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