The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

By Scott Derrickson

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2008-12-12
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • Production Company: Dune Entertainment III
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 3,164 Ratings


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 Jacob (Jaden Smith) get caught up in his mission – and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described “friend to the Earth.”





    By VonMisesFan
    OMG to see this movie turned into a "humans are killing the earth"; "climate change" preachy movie is revolting. I regret spending the money to buy it.
  • Sci-fi revisited

    By Imagination
    When I first saw this movie it was right after I watched the original. I thought to myself why did they change so much for no good reason. There was a lot to like in the original story that was interesting. However that being said I love sci-fi and I love Reeves in them. The only thing that ruined this film for me was the kid! Take the kid out completely and it's a much better film. If I could edit this film it would change everything.
  • A movie about conscience

    By Color lover99
    What a great time to watch a movie about people waking up to their capacity for right and wrong. This is not just entertainment. It's about realizing how much harm we can do to the earth and each other, and maybe it's time to try a better way. The professor says "we change on the brink", but how about seeing where we're headed and changing now? I really liked this movie.
  • Klaatu barada Stinko

    By drtigger
    Any similarity between the original ’51 and this is impossible. As expected another remake that makes you glad you saw the original.
  • Blehh

    By Ninjashort
    That is the only word I can use to describe this movie.
  • The day that movie audiences slipped into a coma

    By 747whaledriver
    Someone had a lot of film to burn. The movie starts out with so much potential and promise, gets stodgy quickly — but grinds down to an Earth Day 'let’s-save-mother-earth' propaganda flick not worthy of an elementary school skit. Yawn. Waited the whole movie for something to happen, and after the dramatic arrival of the alien spacecraft, nothing else happened. Who wrote this script? Al Gore? Fell asleep during the credits. The opening credits. Who left the bag of idiots open? I’m shocked that anyone who find this movie entertaining — to say the least — or excellent. Where do I sign up for giving brain-dead movies good ratings and reviews?
  • So mindblowingly...bad

    By CeSed
    Lol. I definitely couldn't sit still for this movie nevermind stand.
  • Watch everything but the ending and . . .

    By Bubba Fet??
    This movie is actually entertaining somewhat--then they wrap the whole story up and it all goes down hill from there.
  • I liked it!

    By casperbeta
    I was entertained by this movie. I remember the original movie, and it was okay, but this was a new take and I liked it.
  • The Day Keanu Reeves Acting Stood Still

    By Dirty Benny 666
    They need to bury this movie next to the Atari E.T. cartridges in the desert.