103 Min - Science Fiction - 2008-12-12
103 Min Science Fiction 2008-12-12
- Scott Derrickson,
- David Scarpa,
- Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Mousa Kraish, Shaine Jones, Jaden Smith, Jon Hamm, James Hong,
- CA, US
- 中国 | English
- A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.
The problem here is that there are no big ideas.
Any movie that awards a former Monty Python cast member a Nobel Prize in anything cannot be all bad. And The Day the Earth Stood Still could be worse.
A jumble of spare parts and leftover dialogue, as if it had been assembled out of unused bits of every movie where an unknown whatzit threatens our way of life and the government goes into full institutional pants-crapping panic mode.
Although the new version, which stars Keanu Reeves, is likely to make audiences pine for the meta-irony of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," it's not a complete failure.
Dunno about the Earth, but time certainly stands still for a goodly portion of Scott Derrickson's expensively produced but utterly boneheaded remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.
An entertaining rethink of the 1951 classic.
The story, an updated version of the 1951 classic about a portentous extraterrestrial visit, feels musty and derivative, and not only because it's a remake.
Klaatu is a dream role for the beautifully blank Reeves, since he doesn’t even have to pretend to emote.
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