The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
In this 2008 remake, Klaatu lands on Earth with a message for all mankind. With his arrival, Dr. Helen Benson is taken to a secret facility where the alien, and his giant robot, are being held and analyzed. A bewildered Helen, helps Klaatu escape and they find themselves on the run, along with her step-son, Jacob, in an attempt to save the world. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching 2008’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.

· Helen opens the door to Jacob’s room to tell him it’s time for dinner. As she walks in the room, she passes a shelf with an action figure in white near the right side of the poster. A few moments later, Helen is leaving the room, telling Jacob to shut the game off, and a view of the poster shows there’s now a different, taller action figure standing on the right side.

· Klaatu is hooked up to a machine while being questioned. He immobilizes the area and, as he stands while wearing the suit, the farther view shows the man questioning him (whose suit he’s now wearing) is still sitting down with one hand still on the table. It cuts to a closer view when Klaatu says, “I’m saysleaving you now”, and both of the man’s arms are on the arms of the chair.

· Helen is talking to Jacob. In the close-up, front view of Helen, when she says, “He didn’t leave you”, Helen’s right hand is on the middle part of Jacob’s left arm. She moves her right hand to his left cheek when she says, “I see him in you”. It cuts to a view of Jacob when she says, “all the time”, and Helen’s right hand is on his left shoulder. The scene cuts back to the front view of Helen and her hand is near Jacob’s face, her thumb against his cheek. It switches back to the view of Jacob and Helen’s hand is on his shoulder.

· Jacob wraps his arms around Helen while they’re in the cemetery. Her arms are under his. It cuts to a front view of Helen and it’s now the opposite—her arms are over his.

“The Day the Earth Stood Still” (2008) stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese and Jon Hamm. It runs 104 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence.

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