The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writer(s): David Scarpa (screenplay), Edmund H. North (1951 screenplay)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Robert Knepper, James Hong, John Rothman, Sunita Prasad, Juan Riedinger, Sam Gilroy, Tanya Champoux, Rukiya Bernard, Alisen Down, David Lewis, Lloyd Adams, Mousa Kraish, J.C. MacKenzie, Kurt Max Runte, Daniel Bacon, Richard Keats, Bill Mondy, Judith Maxie, Reese Alexander, Serge Houde, Lorena Gale, Stefanie Samuels, Richard Tillman, Camille Atebe, Thomas Bradshaw, Terence Dament, Patrick Sabongui, Jacob Blair, Shaine Jones, Jake McLaughlin, George Sharperson, Shekhar 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, Brandon T. Jackson, Ed Fong, Sandy Colton, Ty Olsson, Jay-Nicolas Hackleman, Dawn Chubai, Joshua Close, Leanne Adachi, Geoff Meed, Michael Hogan, Ben Cotton, Kevan Kase, Jennifer Paterson, Josue Aguirre, Len Anderson IV, Pope Benedict XVI, Nicole Kunz, Tyler McClendon, Bobbi Brown McRae, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, Bertrand Roberson Jr., John Shaw, Steve Silverie

Synopsis: Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power. The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape. When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions.

Release Date: December 12, 2008 (USA) | Length: 104 min | Genre: Disaster, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence.