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    • by EJ

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      As far as wasted opportunities go, this film takes the cake. It isn’t so much a remake of the original film as it is homage to it as only the very basic plot elements from the original were retained and woven into an unnecessarily reworked plot that falls flat by the

      third act.

      The visual effects are glossy and well executed but that alone cannot save the film from a poorly conceived story, miscast actors and a terribly unsatisfying ending. Keanu Reeves as the alien Klaatu is the only good casting choice here but everyone else, including the always-entertaining Jennifer Connelly, seem out of place and just as confused as the viewer. Jaden Smith plays her rebellious stepson, but he comes across as just plain ungrateful and irritating in the role. I’m not sure if that’s the way the character was written, but by the middle of the film you just wont care ...

      • The Day The Earth Stood Still film
      anymore if he survives or not.

      The robot GORT from the original makes a return in this film and he is quite faithfully recreated here (appearance wise), only this time he is about ten-stories tall and literally indestructible. The title of the film no longer makes any sense as unlike the

      original, the Earth does not stand still at any point but is instead ravaged by the powerful alien force that is unleashed to save the planet by destroying mankind.

      Don’t waste your time or money on this garbage. Rather go out and rent the original, which has a far better story and execution.

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