The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, Science Fiction Classic) – 9/10 movie review

Cast / crew
Michael Rennie: Klaatu
Patricia Neal: Helen Benson
Writer (Screenplay): Edmund H. North
Writer (Original Stories): Harry Bates
Music Composer: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Julian Blaustein
Director: Robert Wise

Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)

A mysterious spaceship from an unknown planet approaches Earth carrying an intelligent humanoid called Klaatu and a giant robot. They have come to warn the world that it will have no future if it persists with nuclear testing.

9/10

Truly superb science fiction movie which is thoughtfully constructed and presents a common idea in a thought-provoking manner – that we are not alone and that should make a difference to us. The direction is perfect, the design iconic and the music is brilliant.

This movie contains mild unpleasant scenes.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.

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