THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (Theatrical Release USA 2008)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

The Day the Earth Stood Still—good remake of the 1951 movie of the same name—works due to its casting. Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, and Jaden Smith help create the solidness of the movie’s story. This film does not meet the quality standards of the original movie nor does it deliver the entertainment value of that original film, but it has its own charm and is completely watchable.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


 An alien and his robot visit earth.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Scott Derrickson for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Paul Harris Boardman, Gregory Goodman, and Erwin Stoff for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly), Regina Jackson (Kathy Bates), Jacob Benson (Jaden Smith), Professor Barnhardt (John Cleese), Michael Granier (Jon Hamm), John Driscoll (Kyle Chandler), Colonel (Robert Knepper), Mr. Wu (James Hong), and Dr. Myron (John Rothman). 

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Yes. Good movie that makes the original story its own as this movie creates a loose adaptation of the original story. But, for the classic watch, the 1951 movie still has more entertainment value than this movie.

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