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An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult, so, after learning something about the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.Written by
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Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the 400 movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies. See more »
Klaatu states that his people have given their interstellar police - robots like Gort - absolute power in matters of aggression. He says that their power cannot be revoked. Yet Klaatu overrides Gort when he stops him from melting more of the tanks and weapons at the beginning of the film, right after Klaatu is shot. However, Gort's power to destroy a planet is clearly a weapon of last resort, one that would be used only if certain criteria were met. Surely Klaatu's peace-loving civilization wouldn't have programmed Gort to eradicate the Earth on the provocation of a single pistol shot. See more »
The cast, story,and directing all combine to make this one of the best all time science fiction movies ever made. Seamless entertainment and a hold-your-breath climax will keep you on the edge of you seat until the last moment. A benevolent space man comes to earth to deliver the message,"learn to live together or else..." What can the consequences possibly be? This is a must-see and is suitable for all ages. Don't forget what to say to prevent the annihilation of earth.
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