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The Day the Earth Stood Still (Three-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual) [Import]

3.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese
  • Directors: Scott Derrickson
  • Writers: David Scarpa, Edmund H. North
  • Producers: Erwin Stoff, Gregory Goodman, Marvin Towns Jr., Paul Harris Boardman
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Release Date: April 7 2009
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B001SGEUZG
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I am a sucker for sci-fi movies and, having loved the 1951 Robert Wise classic of the same name, starring Michael Rennie in the role of Klaatu, I was ready to see what Keanu Reeves would do in that same role of intergalactic messenger. The answer is: apparently nothing. It was just Keanu being Keanu.

Robert Wise did more in 1951 with what he had to work with than Scott Derrickson had in 2008, which goes to show you that special effects alone do not make a film. Although it gets off to a promising start and the special effects are excellent, after the first half hour of the film it is strictly downhill.

The storyline is simple. Klaatu, an extraterrestrial, comes to Earth with his assistant on a mission. It appears that Earthlings have been observed by a superior species and found wanting. In the original 1951 film, the mission was clear. Klaatu lets the earthlings know that they need to clean up their act or they will be destroyed. In the 2008 remake, Klaatu's message is that he has actually come to destroy Earthlings, because we have been found wanting.

Jennifer Connelly, in the role of Dr. Helen Bensen, a supposed top-notch scientist, gets all weepy with Klaatu, begging for another chance. Moreover, the constant interjection of the cute kid, played by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's son, is really annoying and adds very little to this muddle of a film. It probably would have been a better film, if the whole subplot involving this child were removed, as it only weakened the film with all its sentimental claptrap.

Meanwhile, Klaatu is left to ponder that age old question: just what is an Alien to do when confronted by a beautiful Earthling whose beautiful eyes well up with tears every time the Alien mentions killing off all of humanity?
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If you saw the original movie, take a marker and cross off the title of this movie and change it to, oh maybe "Alien guy lands on Earth". This is almost nothing like the original!

The effects of course are up to date, but the story is lame. The robot is huge and great, but is never contacted by the women with a flashlight, and just becomes lamer. He stops the world all by himself at the beginning, but is stopped himself by the alien, and is kidnapped later by the government!

The alien never goes to a boarding house to pal around with the boy.

The ending is real buggy!

Not a re-make at all, really a different movie with a familiar name.

Sorry I can't recommend it, but if you never saw the original, maybe it's OK for you.
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By M John TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Aug. 21 2010
Format: DVD
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.
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This is a very meaningful movie that tell people to protect our planet instead of destory it, since mostly of us are all try to destory out Earth, except those people that try so hard to protect it. If you think you are not the one, then, first you have answer a question, do you really care about globle warming?
If about this movie itself(not the message from the movie), beside the CG, I don't see any good that worth to purchase this movie. So, I will suggest that you go rent it before you purchase.
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Not a big fan of very many remakes out there but I did enjoy this one I guess it helps that I like Keanu Reeves, I think he gets a lot of flack as an actor but in action movies or thrillers I think he does a good job. I am not a huge fan of his Matrix Movies either although I do love Sci-Fi but this one was a pretty good remake and is the only movie that I can tolerate Will Smith's son in cause I think he is a terrible actor lol
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Excellent move , worth the purchase would recommend.
Three-disc special edition and bilingual as described by seller.
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By LeBrain HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on Jan. 19 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Easily, one of the worst science fiction films of the last 10 years. Keanu is wooden, and is certainly no Michael Rennie. This is a movie that should never have made. Blu-ray admitedly looks great, but that's all this is -- pleasant images on a big TV to distract you from the disaster that is this remake. The heart of the story has been gutted, the great character that was Klaatu has been replaced by Ted Theodore Logan aka Neo.

Hollywood, please leave the classics alone. You can't make 'em better with computers and Keanu Reeves.

Avoid, unless easily amused.
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