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Still shot from the movie: The Day The Earth Stood Still.

The Day The Earth Stood Still

In this remake of the classic 1951 sci-fi movie, an alien (played this time by Keanu Reeves) lands on Earth, where he receives a rather unwelcome greeting from its human inhabitants. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 11 Dec 2008
Video Release: 07 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

If you were an alien visiting our planet, what would you want to say? Who would you want to say it to? If you could talk to an extra-terrestrial being, what would you ask?

If, like Klaatu, you could observe our world from an unattached perspective, what recommendations for change would you have? What things would you praise?

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