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.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
American Radar Operator:
Holy Mackerel! Call headquarters. Get the lieutenant.
Klaatu states that his people have given their interstellar police - robots like Gort - absolute power in matters of aggression. He says that their power cannot be revoked. Yet Klaatu overrides Gort when he stops him from melting more of the tanks and weapons at the beginning of the film, right after Klaatu is shot. However, Gort's power to destroy a planet is clearly a weapon of last resort, one that would be used only if certain criteria were met. Surely Klaatu's peace-loving civilization wouldn't have programmed Gort to eradicate the Earth on the provocation of a single pistol shot.
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