The Day the Earth Stood Still
1 Sheet Movie Poster
- Advance Style
Original single-sided, Gort advance, Style B, rolled
Dimension: 27" x 40"
Genre: Science Fiction
SS or Single-sided one sheet movie poster
that has printing on the front side only.
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Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden
Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Kathy Bates;
Director: Scott Derrickson
A remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic of the same name, THE DAY THE EARTH
STOOD STILL follows astrobiologist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) as she is
unceremoniously plucked from her everyday life with her stepson (Jaden Smith),
and whisked away to consult the government on a top-secret matter. That matter
happens to be the arrival of a massive glowing sphere in Central Park,
accompanied by a towering robot-like protector dubbed Gort and an alien
ambassador named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), who takes up human form to communicate
with the people of Earth. When Klaatu finds himself faced with hawkish,
uncompromising officials, he goes on the run with Benson and her son as the fate
of the world gradually becomes clear. Directed by Scott Derrickson (THE EXORCISM
OF EMILY ROSE), this reimagining of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is fairly
reverent to the original film, while adding a number of 21st-century elements,
most notably a darker tone embodied by a more threatening Gort and the chilly,
contemplative Klaatu, who is portrayed with pitch-perfect remove by Reeves.
While the film--and the fate of humanity--rests on Reeves's shoulders, the cast
is impressively filled out by Connelly and Smith, along with Kathy Bates, John
Cleese, and familiar TV actors Jon Hamm (MAD MEN) and Kyle Chandler (FRIDAY
NIGHT LIGHTS). Derrickson also tempers excellent special effects with a bleak
color palette and plenty of existential turmoil, making this EARTH a thoughtful
and fascinatingly moody blockbuster.