Overall Rank: 15724
Average Rating: 2.1/4
# of Ratings: 152
Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/07/2009
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Scott Derrickson
Actors: Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates
Plot: A group of extra-terrestrials arrives on earth to stop mankind from their destructive behavior, even if it means wiping out the human race.
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Ian - wrote on 09/15/2015
Oh my God was this bad. Boring as watching paint dry. None of it made any sense, there were plot holes your could fly a ship through. It was ridiculous in everyway and the actors knew it and didn't put anything into it. Waste of 2 hours.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/07/2014
The story is about group of extra-terrestrials arrives on earth to stop mankind from their destructive behavior, even if it means wiping out the human race. I remembered seeing this movie when it first came out and I still remember my thoughts on the film and that was being bored, yes this movie was a let down for me and the other people.
Owens Film Reviews - wrote on 09/30/2011
This was a major dissapointment as the original was amazing and i could not bring myself to like this film. it was in my opnion the only film that Keanu Reeves was not any good in. The only thing this film had going for itself was that the Effects were very very good..But that is it to be honest with everyone, i dont really know what else to write about this film really...a major major dissapointment
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 11/28/2017
What would you do when you're sitting with your family in the middle of nowhere in the Ardennes in a primitive looking cabin with only a crossword puzzle and a Galaxy tablet that doesn't work anymore because your limit of 150MB is reached ? I was smart enough to bring along my Medi8ter and connected it with the provided LCD-TV. Finally the kids got their overdose of cartoons and were sleeping in their cozy bed so I could browse on the Medi8ter and look for something to watch. Most of it are older movies like "The day the earth stood still". I wished time would have stopped so I wouldn't have wasted it.
Unfortunately I haven't seen the original film of 1951 and can't compare this remake . On the other hand I'm not so eager to watch such an antique movie with probably non-existing …
SIngli6 - wrote on 11/11/2012
Forgetting the bland performances, the humdrum special effects, and the prosaic direction, this film still manages to be almost shockingly bad just on the level of how it tackles some of the admittedly interesting ethical conundrums it sets out to explore, mainly because it mistakes its solutions to these problems as foreshadowing an advancement in human evolution when really they would just mark the beginning of an arduously prolonged and humiliating end for the species. And even though I love the original, I don't regard this film with pronounced vitriol just because it isn't an exact replica of that classic. I’m perfectly willing to admit that that film had its problems, and I'm even willing to admit that I found Keanu Reeves’ Klaatu a lot more interesting than Michael Rennie's …
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/03/2012
An alien visitation is treated with suspicion and aggression by the American government, leading to the decision that the Earth must be saved from destruction by the human race. A remake of the 50s classic by the same name, TDTESS is an invasion with eco message story about being responsible with the planet...or else. Keanu Reeves is adequate as the otherworldly visitor, but I couldn't help thinking that he based his entire performance on Arnie's in Terminator 2. The rest of the film is split between a bunch of explosions as the usual collection of stereotypical US jarheads try to blow the aliens up (seemingly for no reason other than to supply some fireworks for the trailer so morons will part with their 10 bucks to see it), and Jaden Smith essentially going …
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Alex - wrote on 2008-09-13 14:02
It is very interesting to me to see this movie being remade.&nbsp; It doesn't look a whole lot like the original (much darker).&nbsp; With Reeves as the lead it could be decent (not because he is a good actor but he could be good for the role).&nbsp; I typically hate remakes, but this might surprise.