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The Day the Earth Stopped is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by C. Thomas Howell released in USA on 9 december 2008 with C. Thomas Howell

The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)

The Day the Earth Stopped
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The Day the Earth Stopped is a 2008 American direct-to-DVD science fiction film produced by independent studio The Asylum, directed by and starring C. Thomas Howell. Its title and premise are similar to those of the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still (of which The Day the Earth Stopped is a mockbuster) but the film's plot also incorporates elements from other science-fiction films involving aliens, such as Independence Day and Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. The film is Howell's second Asylum film in which he was attached as director, the first being War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave.

The film stars director C. Thomas Howell as the protagonist Josh Myron, who witnesses the arrival of giant alien robots that threaten to destroy the earth unless they are shown the value of human existence. Myron becomes a fugitive to protect the aliens' messenger Skye (Sinead McCafferty) and tries to meet her demands, while the aliens begin to tilt the earth on its axis and all military defense is defeated.

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The film centers on Josh Myron (C. Thomas Howell) as six hundred and sixty six gigantic interplanetary robots land on Earth.

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