The Day the Earth Stood Still: Film # 54 of FIlm 365

Sunday 16th July 2011

Director: Scott Derrickson
Year: 2008
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connolly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates

There are basically no surprises here. I was expecting an action movie with lots of CGI and blowing things up, and that's pretty much what I got. It's a bit of a shame as I think there's probably an interesting movie lurking under here somewhere, but this wasn't the film to explore it properly. This is a remake of a 1951 movie, so perhaps that was the movie to do so?

The Day the Earth Stood Still is all about an alien race (well, one alien in particular) that comes to save Earth - but not necessarily the humans that inhabit it. It's acceptable Sunday-afternoon fare, but unfortunately it has an entirely unsatisfying ending.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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