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Film The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951 Discussion

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PaulA
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09:27:56 PM Jan 7th 2013
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This film is not an example of Not So Different. The trope requires not only that characters be not-different, but that one or more of them recognises this and remarks on it in the story. No such recognition occurs in this film.

This film is not an example of Aliens Are Bastards. The trope is about unambiguously monstrous and hostile aliens, aliens who try to wipe out the human race or take over the planet. It's not about aliens who walk around looking at the sights, have a few quiet conversations, and then go home.

You are of course entitled to have your own opinion about whether the aliens are as good as the filmmakers thought they were, but please try to keep your conclusions separate from what's actually in the film.