The Day the Earth Stood Still

Release date:December 12, 2008
(conventional theaters and IMAX)

Studio:20th Century Fox

Director:Scott Derrickson

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for some sci-fi disaster images and violence)

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Starring:Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler

Genre:Thriller, Sci-Fi

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Plot Summary:

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is 20th Century Fox's contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor's appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson get caught up in his mission – and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described "friend to the Earth."