Day the Earth Stood Still, the
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In The Day The Earth Stood Still, a remake of the classic 1951 science-fiction film, Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu a humanoid alien who arrives on Earth accompanied by an indestructible, heavily armed robot, Gort, and a warning to world leaders that their continued aggression will lead to annihilation by a species watching from afar.
Actors Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Aaron Douglas, Jon Hamm, Alisen Down, J.C. MacKenzie, Mousa Kraish, Juan Riedinger & Jaden SmithDirector Scott DerricksonCertificate 12 years and overYear 2008Screen Widescreen 2.35:1Languages English - DTS-HD Master AudioAdditional Languages French ; Italian ; Russian ; UkrainianSubtitles English for the hearing imapired ; French ; Italian ; Russian ; Ukrainian ; Dutch ; Danish ; Finnish ; Norwegian ; Swedish ; Estonian ; Latvian ; LithuanianDuration 1 hour and 43 minutes (approx)
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product dimensions : 17.2 x 13.5 x 1.3 cm; 91 Grams
- Item Model Number : 3630407001
- Media Format : Blu-ray
- Subtitles: : English, Italian, French
- Language : Italian (DTS 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
- Studio : Fox
- ASIN : B001RIYN2K
- Number of discs : 1
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The core plot is similar but modified from the original, as an alien life form (Keanu Reeves) arrives on Earth on a mission to protect its existence. This time, though, environmental themes replace nuclear dangers. However, quickly captured and finding an ally in a scientist (Jennifer Connolly) will his warnings be heeded in time?
Visual effects are generally decent, but some of the CGI from 2008 looks much more obvious today given there’s a LOT of it being used. Performances are OK and ultimately it’s up to you, the viewer, as to whether the environmental theme engages you or turns you off. Disc extras are adequate, with the usual mix of a feature commentary, featurettes, etc
This is not one of them.This is more in the 47 Ronin or Henry's Crime class
His expressionless act,of course deliberate in his alien persona,sets the tone for the film.
Why,bearing in mind how the humans he meets behave,he changes his mind vis-a-vis his mission I really don't know.
Kathy Bates does a passable Hilary Clinton pastiche,but Jennifer Connolly,who can act,chooses not to,and all the military men play as if this were a remake of Dr Strangelove.
Effects though are good,but overall not much happens and the film drifts off into The Man who fell to Earth for a while before an obligatory chase or two.
A simpler and shorter remake of the Michael Rennie classic might have been a better idea.
I love the effects and CGI, as well as the actors. I do however think they could have done more with this film, it just seemed it was lacking in some aspects but I won’t get into it. Watch it for yourself! I do recommend this film 100% 🙂
If you enjoyed the original, please watch this without the intention of critiquing it for its bad aspects and you WILL have a great time enjoying the remake!