The Day the Earth Stood Still – EW Movie Review
The Day the Earth Stood Still is a revitalized story with an emphasis on environmentalism, as Keanu Reeves and others try to deal with visitors and their demanding of us changing our ways. Check out the review from Entertainment Weekly. They gave it a C-.
“In the 1951 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, a flying saucer lands in Washington, D.C., and Gort, the robot who emerges from it, emits a ray that makes guns and tanks vanish; he’s like the patron saint of all those hippies who stuck flowers in rifle barrels. The best thing in the movie is Michael Rennie, who as the courtly extraterrestrial diplomat Klaatu exudes the sad yet deeply expressive charm of a haunted Peter O’Toole. In the expensive but plodding new remake, the spaceship — now an ethereal globe — lands in Central Park, and Gort isn’t so lovey-dovey; he’s like a super-tall, obsidian Oscar statue wreaking havoc. As for Klaatu, he’s now played by Keanu Reeves, who speaks every last line in a deliberately blank take-me-to-your-leader monotone that makes him sound like a kid imitating the…(Full Review)”