The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

12.12.08 is the Day the Earth Stood Still

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Podcast Release Date:
Dec 14, 2008

The Now Playing staff has seen the new version of The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Jaden Smith. Listen to find out if this remake of the classic alien movie is something to phone home about, or an idea better theorized than realized. And also listen to find out how you can enter our very first Now Playing contest!

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Movie Details

Series
Individual Movie Reviews
Original Title
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Title
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Director
Scott Derrickson
Author
Producer
Erwin Stoff, Paul Harris Boardman, Gregory Goodman
Writer
Actors
Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Robert Knepper, Brandon T. Jackson, James Hong, Jake McLaughlin, John Rothman, Sunita Prasad, Juan Riedinger, Sam Gilroy, Tanya Champoux, Rukiya Bernard, Mousa Kraish, J. C. MacKenzie, Kurt Max Runte, Daniel Bacon, Reese Alexander, Richard Keats, Bill Mondy, Judith Maxie, Serge Houde, Lorena Gale, Stefanie Samuels, Richard Tillman, Camille Atebe, Thomas Bradshaw, Terence Dament, Patrick Sabongui, Jacob Blair, Shaine Jones, George Sharperson, Shaker Paleja, Douglas Chapman, Marci T. House, Aaron Craven, Roger Cross, Heather Doerksen, Hiro Kanagawa, Craig Stanghetta, Stefan Busse, Dean Redman, David Richmond-Peck, Andrew Wheeler, Darien Provost, Daniel St. Andrews, Brad Dryborough, Ken Kirzinger, William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart, Blair Redford, Daniel Wisler, Mark Kogan, Ed Fong, Sandy Colton, Ty Olsson, Jay-Nicolas Hackleman, Dawn Chubai, Joshua Close, Leanne Adachi, Geoff Meed, Michael Hogan, Ben Cotton, Kevan Kase, Josue Aguirre, Matt Adler
Runtime
1 h 44 min
Release Date
10 December 2008
Genres
Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Overview
A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

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