The Day the Earth Stood Still | 2008

January 20, 2010

Staff Note | We enjoyed the extended visuals of nanoswarms decomposing all matter on Earth in a number of minutes. This is a theme recently repeated in several films, related to the controversy of hypothetical gray goo.

Wikipedia | The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The screenplay is based on the 1940 classic science fiction short story “Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates and the 1951 screenplay adaptation by Edmund H. North.

Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, this version replaces the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare with the contemporary issue of humankind’s environmental damage to the planet. It follows Klaatu, an alien sent to try to change human behavior or eradicate them from Earth.

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