The Day The Earth Stood Still (DVD)

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    A remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic of the same name, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL follows astrobiologist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) as she is unceremoniously plucked from her everyday life with her stepson (Jaden Smith), and whisked away to consult the government on a top-secret matter. That matter happens to be the arrival of a massive glowing sphere in Central Park, accompanied by a towering robot-like protector dubbed Gort and an alien ambassador named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), who takes up human form to communicate with the people of Earth. When Klaatu finds himself faced with hawkish, uncompromising officials, he goes on the run with Benson and her son as the fate of the world gradually becomes clear. Directed by Scott Derrickson (THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE), this reimagining of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is fairly reverent to the original film, while adding a number of 21st-century elements, most notably a darker tone embodied by a more threatening Gort and the chilly, contemplative Klaatu, who is portrayed with pitch-perfect remove by Reeves. While the film--and the fate of humanity--rests on Reeves's shoulders, the cast is impressively filled out by Connelly and Smith, along with Kathy Bates, John Cleese, and familiar TV actors Jon Hamm (MAD MEN) and Kyle Chandler (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS). Derrickson also tempers excellent special effects with a bleak color palette and plenty of existential turmoil, making this EARTH a thoughtful and fascinatingly moody blockbuster.

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    UPC 024543569688
    Studio Fox Home Entertainment
    Format DVD
    Extra Info 2-Disc Set; Widescreen; Pan and Scan
    Genre Drama/Suspense/Thriller/Action/Adventure
    Rating Parental Guidance 13+
    Dimensions 5.1" x 0.6" x 7.4" WxHxD
    Weight 0.25 lbs
    Stars Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, Kyle Chandler, John Cleese, Keanu Reeves, Kathy Bates, Jennifer Connelly
    Directors Scott Derrickson
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Day the Earth stood Still
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      This is a very good movie. !Mr Reeves did a wonderful job as the visitor. being non caring for HUMAN life. I guess that was a little bit of the let down. An alein force of people who ONLY cared about the planets! Insted of teaching the people to care for the planet, it electedto destroy them, saving only the creatures of the planet. AND of course, the GOV. and Miltary acting the way they do if something weas to VISIT us from another world!!I hope we have BETTER since.I guess the ACTION was not there/missing.

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