Subpar and bland reworking of the 1951 sci-fi classic is not out of this world, but maybe should be sent there. Alien Klaatu (Reeves) arrives in Central Park with another warning for earthlings--humankind must change the way they treat the environment or else be doomed. Klaatu's companion metal robot Gort is inexplicably less mighty than in the original, a poor excuse given the technology available. Wasted are the talents of: Connelly as microbiologist Helen Benson who is among a group of scientists the government forcibly gathers; Bates of the U.S. Department of Defense; and Cleese, an "Important Scientist."
The rumbling sound you hear that shakes the theaters playing The Day the Earth Stood Still this weekend isn't an awesome sound system. It's everyone involved with the original turning over in their grave. Only loosely related to the sci-fi classic from which it steals its name, the remake of ...Read More