The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Original Poster from 1950s Movie

Sci-fi buffs will know that the long anticipated environmental disaster movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still is now upon us. It’s a remake of the original 1950s version, but with today’s CG capabilities is bound to entertain just as much, if not more.

For those unfamiliar with the movie, it’s about an eco-savvy alien robot, Klaatu who comes to the Earth to warn its inhabitants of impending doom if they all don’t chill out, stop killing each other and get along. His mission is to make sure the galaxy is as peace-loving as possible. Of course, the pesky Earthlings love nothing more than a good fight so it proves more difficult than they thought. Klaatu is shot almost immediately so his trusty indestructible robot side-kick, Gort has to step up to the post. And he starts to go about getting Earth’s meddling residents squared away in the most awesome ways.

Check out how greenie-robo Gort kicks ass over at io9, but be warned: there be spoilers!

The Day the Earth Stood Still opens tomorrow, 12.12.08.

Source io9, imdb