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Science Fiction and Fantasy
This thoughtful, exciting sci-fi film is a loose remake of the 1951 classic of the same name, but while that film dealt with Cold War paranoia and the perceived nuclear threat of the day, this alludes to eco-fears and concerns for the planet. Klaatu is an alien in human form who lands in New York with his giant robot assistant GORT. Their task is to tell humans that unless they mend their environmentally destructive ways, it'll mean the end of the world. The military powers-that-be don't take kindly to this extra-terrestrial visitor and soon Klaatu is on the run with scientist Helen Benson. Meanwhile, GORT begins to take things into his own hands and, unfortunately for humans, he doesn't have too much sympathy for them.
Cold war nuclear fears are put into perspective by the dramatic arrival of peaceful alien Klaatu and his silver robot Gort. Essential science fiction.
11+ years 88 mins
Big-budget, futuristic film with state-of-the-art CGI about a hostile alien invasion of earth.
11–16 years 145 mins
An extraterrestrial race has been living on earth for 20 years, segregated from humans and living in slum-like conditions in South Africa.
14+ years 108 mins
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