Sound Off: The Day the Earth Stood Still - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
December 12, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? This very discussion has been 22 months in the making, as we were the first to break the news that this remake was coming back on February 21st, 2007. Now it's time to defend the classic and tear apart the remake, or defend the remake, if it indeed turned out any good? So if you've seen it, state your opinion. Was Keanu Reeves a better Klaatu than Michael Rennie? Did the CGI hurt or help the film in the end? Were there any redeeming values at all? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Not that I need to, but to fuel the fire, I thought this new The Day the Earth Stood was enjoyable at best. I would still call it a flawed film with some major issues, but overall I commend both director Scott Derrickson and writer David Scarpa for at least putting together something that I enjoyed sitting through. The biggest issues I thought were with the CGI, the structure, and a few other story elements, but overall felt that Keanu did a great job as did Jennifer Connelly. Unfortunately this won't be establishing itself as a new sci-fi classic, but I feel it's a bit too harsh to trash what I thought was at least a fairly good movie.
What did you think of The Day the Earth Stood Still? Good remake or a waste of time?