The Day the Earth Stood Still does well to create in the first act of the film a sense of both panic and astonishment as events rapidly develop; the scenes are engrossing and well-staged, the tension palpable, and the excitement of the pending arrival of the aliens all making for rather good and effective filmmaking. 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. Strangelove or the technicality of 2001, The Day the Earth Stood Still is every bit as interested about atomic bombs, violence, and our galaxies infinite amount of possibilities. Advertisement The other outstanding feature of the movie is the very high quality of special effects. The primary difference between the 2008 version and the original 1951 character is in its size; it is now some 20+ feet tall, towering over all, but the filmmakers have smartly retained the basic shape and appearance of the character.
This motion picture stands the test of time and can be watched again and again! Directed by and starring as , this version replaces the theme of with the contemporary issue of humankind's. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an otherworldly being whose arrival on Earth triggers an unstoppable series of events that threaten all of mankind. The commentary by Morgan, Smith, Stromberg and Redman naturally focuses on the musical score by the well-respected Bernard Herrmann. In fact, parts of the film become downright dull, particularly once the mystery and grandeur of the opening act of the film, an act that is marked by a great sense of mystery, discovery, and wonder, give way to the real crux of the film. Todd Masters directed the creation of the alien form, using thermal plastic and silicone.
This release of The Day the Earth Stood Still also includes two additional discs. A Buster Keaton face that allows Rennie to resemble many individuals and ideas. Archived from on December 6, 2008. People don't want to be preached to about the environment. Special effects have come a long way since 1951, and The Day the Earth Stood Still is proof-positive that well-done effects may greatly enhance a movie if done right and placed naturally and effectively into a film. The isolated score track is an even better way to fully appreciate the melodious impact of the music. That message is put across concisely and rapidly, without nonsense and with just enough overacting and dramatic flair to make it believable in a sci-fi sort of way.
Klaatu is initially depicted as a radiant focus of sentient light. This motion picture, though its visual effects are laughable and cheesy by today's standards, is virtually perfect. Michael Rennie's Klaatu is understated and confident, his smallest facial expressions telegraphing entire paragraphs of what otherwise would be pretentious and sanctimonious dialogue. Disc two is divided into two categories -- Featurettes and Galleries. Patricia Neal is an everymother of the 1950s, but shows the intelligent budding character of subsequent generations of women. Special Features: Once the disc is entered into the player the marketing for the new version of this movie starring Keanu Reeves is shoved down our throats.
Fine detail is striking, and the clarity of the transfer is remarkable in most every scene. On the film's December 12, 2008 release, the Deep Space Communications Network at was to transmit the film to. As well as computer-generated spheres—such as Klaatu's 300-foot 91 m ship, or a 3,000-foot 910 m tall orb that rises from the sea—700-pound 320 kg spheres, 9 feet 2. The oft-criticized Reaves is fine in his role. As they travel, Klaatu learns more about humanity through Jacob.
When a policeman attempts to take them into custody, Klaatu kills him then promptly revives the officer, telling Helen and Jacob that he did this to simply disarm an obstacle to his mission. Keeping in mind that this film was made in 1951, while viewing it the picture, eerily, began to take a modern form. The being quickly ages into , who looks like the mountaineer from 1928. I do not think it was a budgetary decision. The Blu-ray release features a motion code. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations.
Conclusion The story contained within this 1951 version of the movie means more now than it ever did. From the opening moments of the film, this soundtrack proves its mettle and establishes itself as one of the strongest, clearest, and most realistic tracks yet. The hastily assembles a group of scientists, including Dr. Razor-edged beams shoot from his eyes to eliminate anything they highlight. While the adults are talking, Jacob calls the authorities to come and arrest Klaatu. He makes planet Earth look like the extraterrestrials, and singles the planet out as being deaf, dumb, and blind.
Archived from on December 13, 2015. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive. It's a well-meaning movie, and just good enough to warrant a watch, but it fails to leave the lasting impression of the original. The Day the Earth Stood Still is a movie with conflicting elements that manage to drag the entirety of the experience down. Here is an almost accurate testimony that mirrors what the Biblical book of the future — the book of Revelation — has in store for the entire world. Another industry change that cannot be overlooked is budget. Unfortunately, there are still wars going on around the world and in our own back yard.
This scene, like many others the movie has to show us, is a disguised attack on America — the baseball field which is the pastime of our country becomes a sideshow as people pour onto the field to surround the spaceship with fierce curiosity that undoubtedly has a sense of fear attached to it. The disc is virtually identical to that of the December 2, 2008 Blu-ray release, with the same menu, the same audio and subtitle options, and a 1080p transfer presented in a 1. The film was originally scheduled for release on May 9, 2008, but was released on a roll-out schedule beginning December 12, 2008, screening in both conventional and theaters. The piece covers a broad spectrum of topics, from an examination of the importance of the 1951 version of the film to a look at the making of various aspects of the new film. It is one of George Lucas's and Steven Spielberg's favorite films of all time! The Day the Earth Stood Still was able to stay in the top 10 for its first four weeks in theaters. The missile silo converted by the military for experimenting on emphasized gray and orange, which was inspired by an image of lava flowing through a gray field. If that's something beyond the scope of a person's ability to take in, on a new level, without necessarily using the original as a criteria for whether or not they're going to enjoy it, then they probably shouldn't bother themselves with it.
He enjoyed the original film as a child and became fonder of it as an adult when he understood how relevant it was. Pressing the yellow button accesses hand-drawn storyboards. In the final scene of both movies, Klatuu recognizes that the human race is worth saving after witnessing the heartfelt interactions between a woman and her young son. Granier is fascinated by Klaatu, but is torn between his official obligation to detain the alien and protect his country. There was debate over whether to have Klaatu land in , as in the original; but Derrickson chose New York City because he liked the geometry of Klaatu's sphere landing in. The original 1951 version also featured a message, but here, it never gels into the material, sometimes feels like an excuse to showcase the effects, and the resolution to the plot seems too convenient and easy. Janson In contrast, by 2008 special effects are widely used, portraying realistic action without the overdramatic characterization.