Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Director: Scott Derrickson

Star: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, John Cleese

Dr. Helen Benson is taken from her home by the military and loaded in a military truck along with other scientists to help examine an UFO that has landed in New York City. The passenger of the UFO has survived. His name is Klaatu, and he has come here to save the Earth. The military sees him as a threat to the country and to the world. They want to know what he really plans on doing while here on Earth. When Dr. Benton discovers how Klaatu plans on saving the Earth, She tries to convince him to change his mind.

This is another one of those pointless remakes. I mean come on people! If you are going to do a remake, you need to make the remake better than the original one, not worse. They changed the location to New York City, why? Have there not been enough movie made in the past 10 that were not filmed and based in New York City. Come on people, it is a big country with a lot of cities, just pick another one. A huge problem with this movie was the fact that Gort was missing. Oh no, my bad. I blink to many times. He was barely in the movie. Gort was one of the coolest part of the original movie. I mean there was all of the new digital computer work that they could have done with the character, but they just failed Gort.
The worst part of the movie was having an annoying spoiled bratty kid in it. Why, oh why, did they have to do that?   The kid that was in the original wanted nothing more to be friends with Klaatu. It was innocent and make the scenes between the two characters worth watching. They get the annoying, I'm in movies because my parents are famous, Jaden Smith. The director and acting of that kid was terrible. I got so sick of hearing about his father, and how shitty his character was toward Klaatu through most of the movie. I would have killed that character off. He did nothing at all to the movie, except he created more problems are more drama. Can we say pointless?
The good points of the movie was the cast was good at what they were given. They thought it would have been better too. The special effects for the movie looks really cool. Isn't it sad that is all I can say good about it? Once you start watching the movie and getting into it, that kid just stats talking and ruins the whole experience.

If you want to see a good movie then skip this one and go watch the original one. It is so much better. I watched it so you don't have to.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Trailer

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