It’s been a while since I took a trip to the theatre but with so much free time lately I decided to go check out a movie. The only movie out that was interesting to me was The Day the Earth Stood Still. I am not a big fan of Keanu Reeve’s acting but being a sci-fi fastasy geek I couldn’t resist and I learned at the last minute that Will Smith’s son was also in a leading role.
This is a remake of a film released more than 50 years ago and too the time to read the plot of the first film after watching this one. The Day the Earth Stood Still is filled with very well done special effects and a good pace early on but over time things slow down to expose a very underwhelming story that the more I think about it the more retarded I think it is. An ultra advanced, super powerful, futuristic race of aliens send a single being to earth to meet with the UN, to advise them that the human race will need to right their wrongs or face extermination in a effort to save our planet from us.
Out of all the acting performances in this film my favourite would have to go to the US secretary of state played by Kathy Bates whose role was well played with her first encounter with Klaatu being one of the most interesting scenes in the entire film. When it all boils down however this film is underpar many because it doesn’t surprise and at times doesn’t make sense, I for one am sick of the whole aliens attacking or visiting a major US city (90% of the time it’s New York) or world capital like London or Tokyo. If you are a sci-fi genre fan or like films with great special effects go ahead and check out the Day the Earth Stood Still.
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