Thursday, 21 October 2010
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
The Day the Earth Stood still is a film made in 195-. It was directed by Robert Wise
The film is a sci-fi and is the first of its kind, the first film to have an alien/robot invasion. Before hand the majority of films were horror based, such as Dracula and Frankenstein. For this film there is a huge debate on whether or not it is a B movie or whether it's an actual blockbuster hit. The scrip and the quality of the film is considered very high standard, considering the time it was made, giving it the blockbuster properties.
The story starts off with a space shop landing in the middle of Washington. Upon landing the ship opens. The main character, human in appearance and accompanied by his robot venture out to greet the people off Washington. A misunderstanding over a gift from the alien leads to the robot starting to destroy all the weapons on the site. After calling the machine off, the man, names Klaatu is sent to the nearest hospital. After escaping the hospital Klaatu then sets about trying to find the smartest man on the planet to bring him a warning.
I rather enjoyed re watching the film. I started to watch it a year ago after renting it out of the library at Maidstone UCA. Back then I got about 15 minutes into it and soon found myself getting bored. However, although I still don't think this film is all that great, it wasn't as bad as I thought. The effects in the film were spectacular, considering it was made in the 1950's and such effects and the genre of the film were new.