#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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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Terrible remake, original vastly superior
***Intriguing, Spiritual, Insightful, Moving***
“The Day the Earth Stood Still” (2008) is an intriguing, powerful and even moving modern sci-fi blockbuster. I particularly like the symbolism: Klaatu=Christ, GORT=YaHWeH, as well as the numerous biblical references: Noah’s Ark, the death plague, human beings trying to put God in a box literally, the sacrificial nature of agape love, etc. In other words, the film tackles subjects of great depth that every human being can relate to whatever their belief system. This itself separates it from the usual idiotic blockbuster fare.
Now let me address some common criticisms (please see the film first before reading further due to **SPOILERS**):
The kid is initially quite annoying but this is understandable as he’s an archetype for what humankind is: an annoying, untrusting, simpleminded child-race. His sudden change into “maturity” represents how humanity needs to “grow-up.” This helps make sense of the kid’s repeated statements about killing Klaatu, which were magnified by the media’s slander of Klaatu as a dangerous escaped convict. Klaatu’s strange actions helped feed this negative mindset. As for the kid’s dead father, the boy was only 9 years old and understood his father to be a soldier. Why wouldn’t he have a mythical impression that he killed ‘bad guys’ for a living, likely with his bare hands?
The judgment of mass human destruction was already set for the earth after hundreds of years of observation, including an Asian scout who lived with humans for 70 years. Klaatu was sent to activate the judgment UNLESS he observed some clear indication that the harsh judgment wasn’t necessary yet. Klaatu didn’t change the original plan UNTIL very late in the story, which is why he stated to Helen that he wasn’t sure if he could overturn it. Although Klaatu was the primary agent, he wasn’t necessarily alone. Gort was there and he was only partially robotic, as well as Mr. Wu. There were probably hundreds/thousands of other aliens involved in one way or another.
The military attacks because their modus operandi is to defend the nation, which was augmented by the destructive nature of humanity in general.
When Bate’s character finally decides to send Helen out to talk with Klaatu she was the government’s proverbial last hope. All other governmental attempts to prevent the judgment failed abysmally up to this point, not to mention the judgment of mass destruction was ALREADY well into motion. Other national leaders were concerned with saving their own.
The biggest sphere was the central command orb. Klaatu didn’t possess the power to stop the swarm himself; he had to get to the central orb to attempt to stop the mass destruction. Even then, he wasn’t sure if he could do it. In fact, it cost him dearly.
The alien swarm only destroyed humanity and all human imprints (like the stadium, the the installation and the semi); I saw no evidence of the swarms destroying trees or animal life. The animal ark-orbs were obviously precautionary in nature; in other words, the aliens knew there would be collateral damage due to the nature of the swarms so they snatched away all manner of animal life as a precaution.
Klaatu made it quite clear what he was doing: saving the earth by destroying humanity and their intrinsic bent toward destruction. The way he put it was: If humanity lives the earth will die, but if humanity dies the earth will live.
The Aliens are powerful, but it’s inaccurate to call them careless. They monitored the planet for centuries and their decision was carefully decided.
To write-off humanity’s destructive bent as “minor-league carelessness” is shallow and un-enlightened, as well as wholly inaccurate.
The aliens’ actions had nothing to do with “might makes right” but everything to do with saving a planet from the infection that would wholly destroy it (people) if they failed to act. Their celestial judgment was that the cancer HAD to be cut out and time was of the essence.
Really, the only “detestable characters” are the government as a whole, which is displayed as a cold machine. Helen (Jennifer Connelly) is a character of beauty, reverence and wisdom while the professor plays humanity’s wise intercessor. Kathy Bates’ character is unlikable because she represents the government and comes off as an arrogant machine-like biyatch. After she’s completely humbled, however, she changes her tune. Meanwhile the kid is only 9 years old and lost both of his biological parents; cut him some slack. Besides, he also changes his tune and Klaatu takes on the role of his spiritual father. How can you NOT feel for Jacob when he falls on his face at his dad’s grave?
So none of the common gripes hold water. The insane bashing of the film is simply the result of an unjust critical feeding frenzy. If people would disregard the monkey-see-monkey-do panning and view the film with an open mind they might actually enjoy it and possibly discover something worthwhile.
The film runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.
The Kid’s Not Alright
Can one little kid ruin a movie?
Think I’m exaggerating? Watch this film. You can see Exhibit A of it right here in this science-fiction “classic” film, a re-make of the 1950s hit movie of the same title. This re-make actually would have only “bad” without inserting this annoying kid, but he made it “horrendous.” Jaden Smith as “Jacob Benson” is a spoiled, chip-on-his-shoulder, disrespectful kid who incessantly talks back to his mother, who puts up with it – which is equally annoying for most audiences.
What was the purpose of inserting this kid in the film? What were the writers thinking? I’m glad to see a number of reviewers here agree with me on this one. I guess if you’re the son of a famous actor (Will Smith), they’ll insert you in film roles, even if there is no purpose to it. And Hollywood wonders why people don’t go to the movies much any more, and they sneer at pitiful re-makes?
Meanwhile, Keanu Reeves was a good choice for his starring role: an emotionless robot-like alien. Reeves is such a wooden-sounding actor to begin with that playing a bland robot is good casting for him. “Klaatu” is tailor-made for him.
Comedy was provided via the ludicrous environmental fear-mongering message in here. I laughed out loud in several spots when “Klaatu” explained to us the reason for his mission. It’s so stupid, it’s laughable. I was reminded of Ed Wood’s horrible sci-fi stories in the 1950s.
I will say some of the special-effects and the surround sound in here is excellent. It was the highlight of the movie. These are good visuals and good audio, and a nice film to view on Blu-Ray. Unfortunately, the story got in the way.
Jaden Smith is the worst part of this entire film! He alone makes it almost unwatchable!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Scott Derrickson
Writer David Scarpa (screenplay), Edmund H. North
Actors Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith
Country USA, Canada
Awards 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company 3 Arts Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (IMAX prints), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,829 m (Sweden), 2,833 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), 70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (Kodak)