The Day the Earth Stood Still, featuring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, an alien from another world in many aspects reminded me of The Matrix - especially with a number of cinematic shots. It begins in 1928, when a mountain climber comes across a globe in the midst of a snow storm and touches it. Then jump to the present and a large pod lands in Manhattan (of all the places of the globe!)
The movie was good, nice, pieces of animation, and like most U.S. movies, only the U.S. can save the world! But in fact that job was left to Klaatu whose final job is to see if humans can live as they are destroying their planet.
Klaata is captured by the authorities and all these scientist need to figure out what to do before the alien is interrogated and then dissected (the poor ambassador of peace). Klaata mind is made up, humans must be destroyed as they are destroying themselves and the planet, but a scientist, helps him in his conquest. Aliens pods, begin to remove animal and reptile life and them disappear into the heavens and a scientist sets out to dissuade him, that we are not all bad. The earth begins to be destroyed and finally, Klaata decides he will help and after all the destruction - the earth stood still.
Good apocalyptic movie.