The Day the Earth Stood Still

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The Day the Earth Stood Still
A remake of a 1951 sci-fi classic, updated for the global warming / species extinction generation. A traveller and a powerful robot arrive from outer space, with a warning for mankind: we are killing the earth, and must stop. The aliens have decided they may need to remove mankind in order to save the Earth. The traveller, who has assumed a human form, decides to get to know mankind better, by befriending a widow and her son. He comes to realise that perhaps mankind is worth saving, but will he be able to convince mankind to change its ways, and persuade the aliens not to destroy humanity? Expect lots of disasterous special effects.

102 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence).
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Must be those dudes from The Matrix 2 again!
Must be those dudes from The Matrix 2 again!


Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Robert Knepper, James Hong, John Rothman, Sunita Prasad
Scott Derickson
ScreenplayDavid Scarpa, from the original screenplay by Edmund H. North
MusicTyler Bates
CinematographyDavid Tattersall
EditingWayne Wahrman
Sound formats
Made in2008
Produced byEarth Canada Productions, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
Cape Times
David Germain
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThis remake lacks boldness and innovation and joins a growing list of doomed sci-fi escapades that never quite achieve its lofty expectations.
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
James Berardinelli

What the People say

9818 Netizens quote iconA soon-to-be forgotten remake of a timeless classic

Average .. 41%



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