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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Insulting

    If you think a squid has more value than a human being, if you think a bureaucratic busybody alien should solve all of our "problems", if think that anyone in a uniform is a dunderheaded moron, if you think that crabgrass is more valuable than a baseball diamond, if you think remakes are just gee swell mister, if you think any movie is improved with a wooden lead and a whiney, disrespectful, ungrateful brat, then this movie is for you, you pathetic spongebrained drone. Kathy Bates, James Hong, and John Cleese I love you dearly, but never do this again, or I will look upon you like I do Steve Martin after his Pink Panther foray. This film is an abject failure on every level, and an embarrassment.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Hey, Hollywood, is this how it goes?

    I can only speculate that something like this is the thought process behind remaking classic movies: "Hey guys, I just saw a GREAT old movie I think we should revisit. It's called 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.' What's that? Never heard of it. Neither have I. But it's great. What's that? Oh, I don't really remember what it's about, but I remember the DVD cover. There is this robot guy, and he shoots lasers! FRICKIN LASERS! It is so hardcore. What's that? No, theres more to it. There is this other guy, who is NOT a robot, but hes from space. And theres a lot of talking, and stuff. What? Yeah, yeah, the robot blows stuff up. But here's what I'm thinking. The guy right, not the robot, he's an alien, right? So let's cast a soul-less cardboard mannequin to stand there looking all brooding and serious. Then the robot, ok, let's make him EXTREME. Like, instead of being vaguely human like, he turns into a giant swarm of robot bugs. And instead of the movie having a poignant message about man's inevitable path towards self-annihilation, we'll just destroy stuff! Yeah! Like the alien bug robot guy just flies around, wiping things out, and shooting evil lasers, and causing a ruckus! Oh, yeah, yeah, sure...of COURSE there will be a hard rockin' soundtrack and some product tie ins. THIS IS GOING TO BE HUGE!"

    I hate Hollywood.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Day My Life Stood Still

    I have a 6 letter review for this movie: BORING. And I haven't even seen the supposedly amazing original to compare it to. Keanu Reaves is just retarted in this movie and just got paid a butt-load of money for playing a role that any nut-job off the street could have pulled off. And my apologies, but Will Smith's son was annoying as heck (I will hold out that he was just cast into a roll that wasn't meant for him - or, Dad just needs to help develope his acting skills). The only things that at least tried to save this bland movie were Kathy Bates, John Cleese, and even Jennifer Connley. And the couple of special effects shots there were made you wonder if they really made it in 1996 and decided after twelve years to just release the darn thing. Still, when the movie was over, I turned to my wife and all I could say was, "That felt like I just ate a sugarless cookie without frosting."

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Bravo to Alfeetoe

    Sorry, but that review was not only accurate, but more entertaining then this movie. Thus movie gets 1 star, but that review gets 5 stars. LoL

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Hope the two extra discs hold something special

    This remake turned a classic movie in a trainwreck of a random plot with terrible scripting. I honestly hope those extra two discs include something magical to make it worth the purchase for anyone who makes the mistake of buying it.

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