You know how sci-fi movies from the 1950's were just so cheesy? A few managed to avoid the camp factor.
A mysterious flying saucer lands in Washington DC. An alien by the name of Klaatu (Michael Rennie) emerges and is shot, but he recovers. He escapes and hides among the population. Who was he sent by? What is his mission? And why?
Like what's said in the intro, 1950's sci-fi movies are ridiculously dated. Not The Day the Earth Stood Still. It's still effective, even after nearly 60 years. Why they decided to remake it a few years back, I don't know. This is, hands down, one of the best sci-fi movies ever made.
My Rating: *****