Earthlings are still just as ignorant and violent as they were in 1951, so when soft-spoken space invader Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) and his indestructible giant robot revisit our sphere in this borderline intelligent remake, theyve got pretty much the same job to do: find a reason not to destroy it. Thats where motherly scientist Jennifer Connelly and her adopted son Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett) come in. The plague-of-metallic-locusts effect and various barrages may be worth a look-see from sci-fans; others might enjoy John Cleese as a sympathetic physicist. If the procedural plot points dont exactly add up, dont worry its not the end of the world. Directed by Scott Derrickson from a screenplay by David Scarpa, adapted from Edmund H. Norths original screenplay (103 min.).
Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Harry Bates and Edmund North
Producer: Julian Blaustein
Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin, Drew Pearson, Frank Conroy, Carleton Young, Fay Roope, Edith Evanson, Robert Osterloh, Tyler McVey, John Brown, Glenn Hardy, House Peters Jr. and H.V. Kaltenborn