G | | Drama, Sci-Fi
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
In line with the film's Christian allegory, Klaatu adopts the name "Carpenter" when hiding out from the authorities. Robert Wise hadn't considered the Christian implications until it was pointed out to him several years later.
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When Klaatu returns to the ship at night to contact his people, Gort is shown from the front after he knocks out the two soldiers. There is no cut-away as Gort turns to open the ship's ramp for Klaatu, and the zipper in the back of the rubber suit can plainly be seen as Gort walks towards the ship before he turns around to face front again.
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