The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese

What can i say? Awful… it promised a lot but fell flat on every single level. A remake of the original 1951 film and with modern day advances in film quality and special effects, this could have been a winner.

A mysterious sphere lands in Central Park, New York and the governments top scientists are called in to deal with it. There is an alien being which they transfer to a secret military facility.

The alien turns out to be Kenau Reeves or Klaatu as he is now know. He is a being from another planet that comes to educate Earth to the fact that humans are killing the planet and that we should change our behaviour before the extinction of mankind.

This film is absolute toilet… the concept is good enough if delivered properly but its nowhere near. The script is laughable and i mean laugh out loud laughable.

Keanu is an acquired taste anyway, other than the ‘Bill & Ted’ films and obviously ‘The Matrix’, he may as well give up.

Even the effects can’t save this one… nothing even really happens. i would rather the Earth really did stand still than have to watch this again!

Director: Scott Derrickson
Writer: David Scarpa, Edmund H.North

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