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The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)

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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Josh Myron
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Prince Pheenix Wade ...
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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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Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

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9 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Due to the similarities with The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), 20th Century Fox is suing The Asylum over the release of The Day the Earth Stopped. See more »

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Newborn babies can not hold their heads up on their own. They are also not that large or that clean immediately after birth. 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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Transmorphers (2009) See more »

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well written attempt at something deeper
21 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

there is really no reason to trash this film. Plot wise, its pretty solid with a nice tale. The effects are about what one would expect of a rather low budget film but they are OK. The cast is pretty solid, tho not Oscar worthy. The story revolves around a mysterious alien invasion that no one can figure out. There are religion undertones, and not so subtle ones at that. The aliens turn out to be powerful, God like entities that have come to determine the worth of the human race. Plan B it to knock the planet off its axis and destroy us. C Thomas Howell is fun to watch and he is a promising director. The movie moves along at a decent pace and never hits any truly boring stretches. I felt reasonably entertained and no, its far from the worse movie ever made like some sniffy Star Wars nerds commented here.


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