Classic Sci-Fi Film: The Day the EarthStood Still (1951)

The Day the Earth Stood Still”  was a science fiction drama released in 1951.

I will never forget this movie!

It starred Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal.  It was about an alien who visited earth and his sole mission was to tell us earthlings to Get Our Act Together! … Or Else!

His message was plain.  No way the words could be misunderstood, mistranslated or misinterpreted.

The alien made it perfectly clear that IF we did not stop warring and fighting and being destructive in various ways, “they” (the aliens) were going to have to take matters into their own hands and straighten us out!

He wasn’t bluffing!  He meant it!


Folks in the movie industry tried to do a modern remake in 2008. They tried.  And I tried to like it as much as I did the original.  After all, it starred Keanu Reeves (‘Neo’ of “Matrix Trilogy” fame).

Alas!  It just didn’t hold a candle to the 1950s film.

The 1951 film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, with Michael Rennie is movie classic perfection.

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