Sunday, December 14, 2008
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.