The Day The Earth Stood Still

by roshi on June 24, 2010

in Movies

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Imagine that there are other creatures or lives in the galaxy or this universe somewhere and they have watched us destroy our earth and its resources. We Humans use up all the resources of the earth and cause it to destroy. We cause the earth to die. So its time when aliens have to act and they have come to collect the samples of every species alive. They will preserve the samples and then will destroy humans and all life at earth because humans are not in balance and harmony with the earth. And their technology is far far most advanced and sophisticated then ours. Very interesting movie. Watch Keanu Reeves again in Matrix style.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951 film of the same name. Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, this version replaces the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare with the contemporary issue of humankind’s environmental damage to the planet. It follows Klaatu, an alien sent to try to change human behavior or eradicate them from Earth.

Story

In 1928, on an expedition in the snowy mountains of India, a mountaineer encounters a glowing sphere. He touches it and then finds himself awakening after a sudden loss of consciousness, with the sphere now gone and a scar on his hand.

In the present day, the United States government hastily assembles a group of scientists, including Princeton professor Dr. Helen Benson, to formulate a survival plan when it is feared that a large unknown object with a speed of approximately one-tenth the speed of light, is due to impact Manhattan in approximately 78 minutes.

The object slows down just before impact and is revealed to be a large spherical spaceship, which lands gently in Central Park. A being named Klaatu emerges from the sphere, around which the military has established a perimeter. Amidst the confusion, Klaatu is shot. A gigantic robot emerges, emitting a sound that temporarily paralyzes humans and disrupts all electrical systems in New York City. Before the robot can take the being back, Klaatu orders it to shut down.

While recovering from his injuries, Klaatu takes on the appearance of the man from the opening scene of the film. He informs Regina Jackson, the United States Secretary of Defense, that he is a representative of a group of alien races sent to talk to the United Nations. Jackson instead orders that Klaatu be sent to a secure location. Klaatu manages to escape with the help of Helen, and is pursued by the authorities throughout Newark, New Jersey, and the forested Highlands, with Helen and her stepson Jacob.

Meanwhile, the presence of the sphere has caused a worldwide panic. The United States military manages to capture the robot after it thwarts their attempts to destroy the sphere using unmanned aerial vehicles that launch missiles. Klaatu meets with Mr. Wu, another alien who had been assigned by the group of alien civilizations to live with the humans for 70 years. Upon learning of humanity’s destructive tendencies, Klaatu decides that humans shall be exterminated to ensure that the planet—with its rare ability to sustain complex life—can survive. Mr. Wu decides to stay on Earth, having seen another side to humanity, having grown to love humanity and being willing to die with it. Klaatu orders smaller spheres—previously hidden on Earth—to begin taking animal species off the planet, and Jackson fears that a cataclysm is imminent.

The robot, named “Gort” (Genetically Organised Robotic Technology) by the United States government, is subjected to experiments in an underground facility in Virginia. After receiving the order from Klaatu, it then transforms itself into a swarm of self-replicating insect-like nanites that begin destroying everything in their path back to Manhattan.

Helen takes Klaatu to the home of Nobel Prize-winning Professor Barnhardt, where they discuss how Klaatu’s own species went through a drastic evolution to survive its own star’s demise. Klaatu is convinced by Helen and Jacob that humans can change their ways and are worth saving. The three go toward the sphere in Central Park, where Klaatu warns that even if he manages to stop Gort, there will be a price to the human way of life. The nanobot cloud arrives before they can reach the sphere and they hide under a footbridge.

There, it is revealed that Jacob and Helen have been infected by the nanites. She pleads with Klaatu to save Jacob, rather than herself. Klaatu saves both of them by transferring the infection to his own body, then sacrifices himself to stop Gort by walking through the nanites to the sphere and touching it. His actions cause the sphere to emit a massive electromagnetic pulse which destroys Gort, saving humanity, but at the expense of all of Earth’s technology becoming useless and immobile. Klaatu disappears, and the giant sphere leaves Earth.

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