Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Day the Earth Stopped|
Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Darren Dalton, Bug Hall, Judd Nelson
Director: C. Thomas Howell
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the major world capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
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Cheesey Sci-fi movie of the week
B Man | NewYork, NY USA | 11/02/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was released straight to DVD, and it looks like one of those Scifi movies of the week, which once you get past the very cheap looking special effects doesn't have to be a bad thing. In the beginning of the movie we see a bunch of gigantic robots landing on Earth. At the same time two beings who look like humans land in a forest and are both captured fairly quickly and taken to a secret military complex. At first neither one of these beings talk but eventually the female known as Sky in this movie talks to Myron played by C. Thomas Howell. She informs him that she has the ability to read minds, and that the human race is becoming a threat due to there incresed technology with weapons, and unless she is shown the value of this planet and it's people by sunset the planet will be destroyed.
I can't compare this to The Day The Earth Stood Still, as I haven't seen it yet, however once this movie gets going it's actually not that bad, granted I would not pay ten dollars to see it in the movies, and would certainly never buy it, but it's not a bad scifi movie rental of the week kind of thing. So if you have a rental store, or service like a Netflix and are looking for a Scifi movie to watch on a Saturday night and can get past the low budget effects (Giant Robots and Airplanes look like they are out of a Gozilla movie) then I say give it a shot. I'm giving it a 2 out of 5.
Thomas Williams | Orlando, FL | 02/20/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I did not know people could actually make a movie SO bad. A movie like this can have such great promise, but all too often it is just filled with stupid plot lines and horrible acting.
No one actually behaves as anyone really would. Like a child poking a lion while inside the cage with it.
No need to get into the plot at all - just an utterly stupid movie, doesn't even merit a review of the bad parts - it is all bad."
What was the point?
C. Weaver | Franklin, TN USA | 07/26/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Jut to make sure nobody else has to watch the movie...
In the end all the transformer like megaliths that just stand around and shoot off a couple lasers during the entire movie leave. As best as I can tell because the alien saw a baby being born.
In case that wasn't enough too keep you away...
Stupid movie, terrible acting, unrealistic physics in the CG (although some CG actually looked decent), the plot made no sense, people made decisions that were unreasonable, the science was not reasonable. Multiple EMPs wipe everything out in the entire world - shows globe with all lights going off, even in north america where it is supposed to be daytime as the world will end at sundown - sundown just in new york? the megaliths are everywhere...
alien chick gets a car started for dude, they get car jacked because it is the only working car, then a cop drives by in the background and soon after someone is calling on a cell phone to find their family
who writes this garbage?"