The Day the Earth Stood Still
- 1 hr 32 min
Billed as a straightforward sci-fi adventure, The Day the Earth Stood Still serves as so much more, even as a warning that is as poignant today as it was in the 50s. Aliens land in Washington D.C. but the not the kind you would expect. These, a seemingly human man, Klaatu and a powerful robot, Gort bring a message of peace but are met with violence and distrust. Escaping his capture and befriended by a young widow, Helen and her son they learn about each other's differing cultures. Helen increasingly believes Klaatu's motives and determines to shield him from discovery.