Monday, July 13, 2009

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

In 2008 a re-make of The Day The Earth Stood Still was released to theaters.

While the original was a warning against nuclear war, this re-make starring Keanu Reeves as the alien Klaatu, serves as a warning against global warming/ecology disruption.

This giant sphere comes to New York and Klaatu emerges only to be shot by a lone military man.

While under the knife, Klaatu befriends a scientist played by Jennifer Connelly who believes these aliens are friendly.

Fat chance. They are here to collect a few specimens and then wipe out mankind.

This updated version doesn't have the punch of the original. When you cast Keanu Reeves as your lead, you should know what you're getting yourself into.

And GORT, the huge guardian alien has been changed altogether.

If you must, just rent this thing for a day.

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