In “The Day the Earth Stood Still” the government gathers a group of top scientist one of them being Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) because they see a unknown flying object moving through outer space headed for Earth at blazing fast speeds on their radars. They think the object is an asteriod or meteorite that will wipe out Earth if it were to hit. The option to missile it away had come up ,but the object is moving so fast that the chance of success is slim to none.
They prepare for the worst as the object enters Earth,but then wait it begins to slow down as if to prepare for a landing which it does eventually do. Apparently it’s a giant sphere. Everyone gathers around it,and out steps an alien cloaked in a special body suite. Read more »