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The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)

Video  -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  9 December 2008 (USA)
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Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.

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Charlie
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Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.

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By night they will come, by day we will be gone.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

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A nap, amikor a Föld megállt  »

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"The Day the Earth Stopped" appears to be an homage to "The Day the Earth Stood Still". The two films parallel each other not only in title but in basic story, with the mecha-like Monoliths taking the place of Gort. See more »

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The same actor (Patrick Ian Moore) plays the sniper who first fires at the giant robot, as well as the guard who is immediately vaporized as a result. This exact same sniper footage was used when the military shoots Skye at the end of the movie. See more »

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Charlie: Prove that Human life has value. How are we supposed to do that, take her to see the goddamn Lion King?
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Version of McHale's Navy: The Day the War Stood Still (1963) See more »

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B Minus - but not a total failure!
26 January 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Some solid ideas save this from being a total washout.

Have to be honest and say that production values for the average 5 year old birthday party are higher than this - yet it is strangely watchable

  • it has moments that make you wonder what will happen next and how it


will all end...

All in all if Sci-Fi wasn't your thing before you sat down to watch it won't be after either - but if any Sci-Fi is better than none at all you might be surprised at the fact that is is, despite a very low budget, actually watchable....

And it does kind of deal with apocalyptic themes head-on, all in all B minus.


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