The Day The Earth Stood Still, the movie that we watched yesterday. good movie. human being should watch this movie. A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth. Here's the plot, In 1928, a mountaineer encounters a glowing sphere while on an expedition in the snowy mountains of India. He suddenly finds himself awakening after a sudden loss of consciousness, with the sphere now gone and a scar on his hand. In the present day, Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly), a Princeton professor, and other scientists are hastily assembled by the government in order to formulate a survival plan when it is feared that a large unknown object with a speed of 30,000 km/s is on a crash course to the Earth, due to impact in just over an hour. Its target destination being the island of Manhattan in New York City. Nothing can be done about it because a vital military satellite has been disabled. However, the object is a large spherical biological spaceship, which slows down and lands gently in Central Park. A representative of an alien race named Klaatu(Keanu Reeves), taking on the appearance of the man from the opening scene of the film, emerges from the sphere while accompanied by a large robot. Klaatu has come to assess whether humanity can reverse the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. While recovering from a gunshot wound, Klaatu is detained by Regina Jackson, the United Security of Defencive, and is barred from speaking to the United Nation. Klaatu manages to escape, and he soon finds himself eluding the authorities throughout Northern New Jersey, specifically Newark and the forested Highlands with Helen and her stepson Jacob.
Meanwhile, the presence of the sphere has caused a worldwide panic, and the military manages to capture the robot after it thwarts their attempts to destroy the sphere. Klaatu decides that humans shall be exterminated so the planet – with its rare ability to sustain complex life – can survive. He orders smaller spheres previously hidden on Earth to begin taking animal species off the planet, and Jackson, reminded of Noah's Ark, fears that a cataclysm is imminent. The robot, dubbed "Gort"(Genetically Organized Robotic Technology) by the government, is being experimented on deep within an underground facility in Virginia when it transforms into a swarm of self-replicating insect-like nanites that begins destroying everything in its path back to Manhattan.
After speaking with Nobel Prize-winning Professor Barnhardt about how his own species went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu is convinced by Helen and Jacob that humans can change their ways and are worth saving. The three begin heading to the sphere in Central Park, but Klaatu warns that even if he manages to stop Gort there will be a price to the human way of life. The nanobot cloud arrives before they can reach the sphere and they have to hide under a bridge. There, it is revealed that Jacob and Helen have been infected by the nanites. She pleads with Klaatu to save Jacob. Klaatu saves both of them by transferring the infection to his own body, then sacrifices his physical form to stop Gort by walking through the nanites to the sphere and touching it. His actions cause the sphere to emit a massive EMP-like explosion which stops Gort, saving humanity, but at the price of all of Earth's technology becoming useless and immobile. Klaatu disappears, and the giant sphere leaves Earth.
This film is not about sophisticated of the CGI technologies but about the appearance of Keanu that leaves meaningful message to us through the Klaatu character. Of course the CGI effects contribute a lot in glittering the story but when spectators get then message that they trying to deliver, the film should be more meaningful to us & to the Earth.