Day the Earth Stood Still, The
Reviewed by Keith Cervine
Rating: 5.5 Beans
he Day the Earth Stood Still" is a black and white classic BM Night movie about a visitor from another planet, Klaatu (played by Michael Rennie) who comes to warn the Earth that it is being watched. With his
sidekick robot, Gort (Lock Martin), he plans to talk to anyone who will listen to him. To his dismay, no one wishes to hear what he has to say, except of course the military (who shoot him just as he steps out of his space ship for the first time).
Klaatu runs away from the military and decides to get a nice room in the suburbs of Washington D.C., where he feels he may try to contact a more understanding group to convey his message to the world, college professors. He is still forced to prove himself that he has the power and technology to destroy the earth (like flying in a tin can for 80 billion miles doesn't prove that the aliens are far more advanced). So, he stops all electricity in the world for 1 hour not including hospitals or planes in flight (What a caring individual). Now that Klatuu has eveyone's attention, of course, the military finds him.
Will He Survive?????? Will the Earth obey his plea for the ban of nuclear weapons??? Will this movie ever end???? Does Anybody care?????? Certainly, I don't.
This movie is only good to a person who is a) completely intoxicated, b) a lover of propaganda films, or c) a commie bastard who was upset that we won the Cold War. This movie is poor quality from the beginning when the spaceship lands to the sad chase to save Earth at the end. Some suggestions
for the producers of this film....1) When a robot is made of some metal alloy that we cannot bend, it is customary that the robot would not be able to bend his knees when he walks. 2) Could you come up with a better name then Gort, It sounds like a shampoo. 3) Most of the time aliens from outer space, don't look like human beings, even when they try to look like
human beings. 4) Never make another movie again.
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