Sunday, July 25, 2010
31. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.
There are so many lost and ignorant people in this world. The problem is not ignorance. The problem is when people learn the facts and continue to be ignorant of them. Most of us know about the problems on our planet with pollution, war, genocide, and starvation. The problems are compounded when we choose to ignore them and not take a strong stance against. It pains me to no end that this movies simple and elegant message has been perverted for an entire generation by a Keanu Reeves disaster porn vehicle.
Bottom-line: Watch this movie, show it to your kids, and then take its message and do something about it. Klaatu is still waiting for your answer....