Reviews and Problems with The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (original) review
Daniel Corleone, FilmCrave
8 October 2012
Excerpt: Tom: "I don't care about the rest of the world!" An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft in Washington. Klaatu then befriends Bobby and Helen. Yes the effects and set may have been dated, but its themes of humanity, caring about Earth and wars were well emphasized by the exceptional script, surprisingly touching for its genre. Best quotes: Klaatu - "I'm in patient with stupidity.
Summary: The technology and sci-fi action are very dated in this film, but the moral and the interaction between the "good" alien and the people of earth are fresh and touching. I did feel as if the ending was rushed, although Klaatu's final speech is well-conceived.