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PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), an extraterrestrial visitor to planet Earth, becomes the herald of upheaval on a global scale. As the world's governments and scientists race to understand what is happening and how to stop it, Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her stepson come to understand the chilling ramifications behind Klaatu's statement that he is a "friend to the Earth."

Cast: Keanu Reeves , Jennifer Connelly , Kathy Bates , Jaden Smith , John Cleese , Jon Hamm , Kyle Chandler , Robert Knepper

Director: Scott Derrickson

Genres: Science fiction

The Day the Earth Stood Still: with Spanish Subtitles (2008)

Release Date: December 12th, 2008|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • June 26, 2010 ron9454
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    Without getting into the politics, which obviously some people don't understand CAN'T be divorce from any media, my only regret is that I expected to get the chills I had when I saw the original version...that was a truly frightening movie in a visceral way. This was entertaining, but a far cry from dad!!

  • March 23, 2010 Martha/Kathleen
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    Would have been much better with less whiny cute kid and more Keanu

  • February 28, 2010 .kowalski440mag
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    As with the remake of "The War of the Worlds" the producer for 'Day' just had to put in a dysfunctional family situation. Don't know why sci-fi movies have to deal with 'human stories' anyway. Sci-fi should be about technology with an underlying futuristic human condition moral. 'War' and 'Day' both lose direction by putting too much emphasis on the human story....a screwed-up personal human story. And both times this mechanism takes away from the powerful theme Sci-fi is supposed to deliver.

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