A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power. The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape. When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions. Written by
The joysticks, used by the Drone pilots during the first air raid, are modified versions of the Saitek X52 Flight Control System. See more »
As the spacecraft lands, its downward thrust causes a park bench to be uprooted and blown across the ground. That kind of pressure would have sent everyone in the area flying across the ground as well, yet only two people are blown over, the rest of them, even the woman who grabs her child as its pushchair is blown away, manage to stay on their feet. See more »
Weapons grade crap! I'm forced to give this crapasaurus at least one "Star". If you are a fan of the 1951 version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, pass on this one. Other than an alien ship landing on earth and a pseudo-robot named GORT, this movie has nothing else in common with the original and is only a Global Warming Infomercial.
Unlike the original, the characters in this remake have no redeeming qualities. Klaatu (Keanu Reeves): Not a sympathetic character and really has no role in the film other than meandering around. He makes no real attempt to help mankind and like most Global Warming boneheads, thinks mankind has no redeeming values whatsoever and is a scourge on the planet. In the 1951 original, you sensed Klaatu's (Michael Rennie) concern for mankind and, unlike a loving parent trying to teach their children harsh life lessons, had compassion for life and avoided violence and used non-lethal acts to make a point. Helen/Jacob Benson: The two most unlikable characters of all! Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) is supposed to be some famed astrobiologist at Princeton University. However, it amazes me that she could put her shoes on. She's a narcissistic Bad Luck Schleprock (look it up) and was the second most wanted character I wanted to see get killed off.
This brings us to Jacob (Jaden Smith). This kid you just want to slap and feed him to Gort. This rebellious eight-year old stepson of Helen Benson is supposed to inspire Klaatu not to wipe out the planet? If anything, this kid would put our destruction on the fast-track.
GORT adds no suspense. Klaatu makes no attempt to strike fear into mankind in regards to GORT. Why he was created? What can he do? At least in the 1951 version, Gort was like Damocles Sword hanging over the planet. At least in the original you felt the fear of the characters and the panic of the world; not knowing what was happening and feeling powerless. Bottom line, If you want a good sci-fi suspense movie, watch The Day the Earth Stood Still-1951 version.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?