icon Film Profile: The Day the Earth Stood Still - (2008)
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"12.12.08 is the Day the Earth Stood Still"


  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
  • Studio: Dune Entertainment III
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 125 Mins

Robert Wise's alien-invasion film The Day the Earth Stood Still, released in 1951, is an iconic entry in the canon of 1950s sci-fi, thanks in part to its muted parable of Christian redemption. Fifty-seven years on, this fatuous remake ditches the Cold War/religious subtext - and even the flying saucers - in its attempt to deliver a more contemporary allegory, as spaceman Keanu Reeves arrives with a warning for humanity. At his best when dealing with the CGI-heavy action, director Scott Derrickson fumbles the plotting, which degenerates into messy confusion the moment Reeves escapes from government custody with the help of scientist Jennifer Connelly. It's a pointless remake that would be passable on its own terms but suffers terribly in comparison with its source material. The general sense is that the film-makers lost sight of what was unique about the original while they were shoehorning in the umpteenth scene of tanks being blown up by alien weaponry.
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Cast List:
Klaatu : Keanu Reeves
Dr Helen Benson : Jennifer Connelly
Regina Jackson : Kathy Bates
Professor Barnhardt : John Cleese
Jacob Benson : Jaden Smith
Michael Granier : Jon Hamm
Grossman : J C MacKenzie
Yusef : Mousa Kraish
Dr Ikegawa : Hiro Kanagawa
Rouhani : Sunita Prasad

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