History Film / TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008

28th Oct '17 6:13:19 PM eroock
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* ActOfTrueLove: In the climax Helen [[SelflessWish selflessly asks Klaatu to save her son]] with no regards to her own fate.

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* ActOfTrueLove: In the climax Helen [[SelflessWish selflessly selflessly]] asks Klaatu to save her son]] son with no regards to her own fate.
28th Oct '17 6:12:24 PM eroock
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* ActOfTrueLove: In the climax Helen selflessly asks Klaatu to save her son with no regards to her own fate.

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* ActOfTrueLove: In the climax Helen [[SelflessWish selflessly asks Klaatu to save her son son]] with no regards to her own fate.
22nd Nov '16 9:36:46 PM omnicritic
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* BrokenAesop: We're destroying the other species on our planet, and aliens think that's bad. Fine. So why does Helen's love for Jacob change Klaatu's mind? A mother's love for a child of her own species, while charming, doesn't really show anything except a desire to perpetuate her species. It'd be more valid if she showed love for an animal, perhaps something [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute completely dissimilar to humans.]] Instead, ThePowerOfLove conquers all.

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* BrokenAesop: We're destroying the other species on our planet, and aliens think that's bad. Fine. So why does Helen's love for Jacob change Klaatu's mind? A mother's love for a child of her own species, while charming, doesn't really show anything except a desire to perpetuate her species. It'd be more valid if she showed love for an animal, perhaps something [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute completely dissimilar to humans.]] Instead, ThePowerOfLove conquers all. Perhaps it's the fact that Jacob is her husband's son and not hers?
3rd Nov '16 9:54:05 PM Sharlee
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* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: There's one in the background when Regina Jackson tries to talk the President out of firebombing the sphere.

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* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: There's one in the background when Regina Jackson tries argues over the phone that there's still time to try and talk the President Klaatu out of firebombing the sphere.destroying everything.
3rd Nov '16 9:52:59 PM Sharlee
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* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: There's one in the background when Regina Jackson tries to talk the President out of firebombing the sphere.
25th Oct '16 9:17:17 AM Raptorslash
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* AdaptationalVillainy:
** Unlike the short story or the original film, Klaatu explicitly comes intending to destroy humanity with GreyGoo. In the original, his concern was that humans were warlike and would threaten other worlds when they achieved space travel, and he came to try and reason with rather than kill them.
** In the original, GORT was an enforcer of peace and only threatening when Klaatu was in danger. In the remake, he's the GreyGoo the aliens plan to use to erase humanity.
7th Sep '16 9:56:32 PM Premonition45
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Klaatu takes the form of a human that encountered one of his people's spheres in 1928.
7th Nov '15 7:46:04 PM runey
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* ActOfTrueLove: In the climax Helen selflessly asks Klaatuto save her son with no regards to her own fate.

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* ActOfTrueLove: In the climax Helen selflessly asks Klaatuto Klaatu to save her son with no regards to her own fate.
20th Jul '15 5:21:29 PM eroock
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* ActOfTrueLove: In the climax Helen selflessly asks Klaatuto save her son with no regards to her own fate.
16th Jul '15 7:36:53 PM PaulA
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* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Aliens Speaking Mandarin Chinese]]
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