Movie Review: The Day The Earth Stood Still

Today I went on an adventure and went to watch the new Keanu Reeves movie The Day The Earth Stood Still.

The original was way, way better, but this version wasn’t without merit (spoiler link).

To begin with, the special effects were amazing, and Keanu Reeves is detached enough to be able to pull off his character (an alien) perfectly. The plot was quite simple to follow, and the message was clear.

The plot is completely different to the original, the original having focused on humans and war, where the aliens were hoping for humans to live peacefully, and the new version focuses on humans’ damage on the environment.

It’s worth watching, but wait until it’s on DVD. Particularly if you’re sick of preachy movies.

UPDATE: Jason Soon agrees with me on The Day The Earth Stood Still. Unfortunately Jason’s made sure I’m going to have nightmares tonight, by suggesting an intergalactic civilisation of Al Gores.

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