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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) - Movie Details

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Sci-Fi
110 min.
Release Date
December 12, 2008
DVD Release Date
April 7, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
110 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is 20th Century Fox's contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor's appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson get caught up in his mission – and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described "friend to the Earth."... Full synopsis »

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In the age of remakes, it was only inevitable that the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still would be reenvisioned with updated visuals and modern storytelling. After all, Americans and the world love the thought of aliens coming down to Earth to threaten our very existence. The new version, which stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, looks to fulfill this desire. Full movie review »
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