Sunday, December 14, 2008


Klaatu barado nikto, forget it.

In The Day The Earth Stood Still remake, Keanu Reeves is the perfect actor for the part of an alien with no emotion. Al Gore must have been busy.

Actually, it wasn't that bad, but what's the point?

Special effects have improved since '51. Humanity is still a blot on the face of Mother Earth. When we're not too busy killing ourselves or our neighbors, we're threatening the very viability of the planet, something the helpful, superior, environmentally responsible Overlords of the Universe will not tolerate. Unless, the cold heart of the alien investigator can be warmed by the humanity of the nearest chick scientist whilst dunderheaded governmental bureaucrats strut about complicating matters at the turning points.

And they spent $80 million to make it.


  1. I just watched "Constantine" and I thought it was terrific. I like Keanu Reeves--his expressions and moves are subtle and you have to watch his body language closely to get it. Makes for a very intense experience. I don't think he's wooden at all, just sparing with the moves and expressions. I think he is disparaged unjustly when being compared to overblown emoters, carpet-chewers like...oh, just about everyone else.

  2. What did you think "perfect" for the part meant?


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