The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Average of 1261 ratings: 3.1 Stars

2008 M Contains medium level violence.

In this updated version of the 1951 classic sci-fi thriller, Keanu Reeves stars as an alien named Klaatu who's sent to Earth to warn the leaders of the world about the consequences of their dangerous ways. Joined by a heavily armed robot companion, Klaatu informs the people of Earth that the constant aggression carried out against one another has raised the ire of an alien species, which is now threatening to exterminate all of mankind.

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98 minutes
20th Century Fox

DVD details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
English Dolby Digital 5.1; Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0

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Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.40:1
English for the hearing impaired, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Ukranian
English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (lossless); English Descriptive Audio 5.1; Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0; French, Italian, Russian 5.1 DTS; Ukranian Dolby Digital 5.1

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3 by Cassie20

This was just ok. Keanu Reeves once again plays a sci fi/fantasy character that doesn't require much acting. A bit of an environmental message which I thought was a bit patronising. It fell flat at... Read more

4 by synthrocker

I was actually surprised by how I much I enjoyed this film. It was one of those big budget sci-fi films that is meant to be mass entertainment to it but really has a bit more going on than your average popcorn flick.

1 by Fatso123

The visual and sound effects are very good. Keanu Reeves plays an excellent, robotic alien. But that's about it. The story (told here, in this remake) is simply awful and unconvincing. And what role... Read more

3 by qofd

Great role for Reeves in that he got to play an emotionless alien....which is the only acting he can do.

3 by bookworm

Interesting and the special affects are very affective but it still not up to the standard of the original film which was possibly more humanized.

3 by NJ

Credible actors made it easy to believe the unbelievable. Enjoyable "brink of disaster" type of plot, where extreme 'green' ideal may well be delivered. The somewhat format plot, where the 'stuffed... Read more

4 by Shaynac

Loved this one, how the main actor managed to keep a straight face all of the time beats me. Stunning actor, stunning effects.

1 by thesweeney

Get the original 1950's version. At least the characters are believable. Is Keanu Reeves the most wooden actor EVER?!

2 by Chicken

An interesting concept I guess. Keanu Reeves gives a good performance and one would expect nothing less. The story was quite interesting but I felt the movie itself was a little slow ... not one I would watch again or recommend.

3 by monsta_dude

I enjoyed this movie, but not as much as I could have. The special effects are pretty impressive and the storyline is good (a classic in fact). I think perhaps the chemistry just wasn't quite there... Read more