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The Day the Earth Stood Still and so did I.
This comment will contain a few spoilers. First off, lets start with what this movie is about. It's a remake from the famous and fantastic film that was made in 1951. Does the remake live up to the original? Not a chance! This movie had me wondering what I was even watching and the main problem is a poor written script and terrible acting. Though the thing that got to me most was the horrid plot holes. I don't think I've experienced that many silly and stupid plot holes in a movie ever. Lets mention a few.
The beginning of the movie, when we see Klaatu or whoever he was at the beginning first seeing the sphere. What was the point of that? Why show us something that makes no sense at all without giving us some information.
The scientists. Helen studies fossils or something, so why is SHE so important to have if an asteroid is heading towards earth. I didn't get why she was so important? When they first have contact the alien/Klatuu at the time reaches out his hand. This is a sign of peace. In this movie the military just gun him down like they always do, cliché.
Klatuu then gets rushed to a hospital or something and we see him being born into a human. After some minutes the Secretary of Defence walks in. She wants to ask him some questions and boy they are stupid. As the Americans already know, is that the aliens have a hell lot more power than them, though that doesn't seem to stop miss "America rocks the entire world with weapons and bombs". Her character is so flat and so dumb that even a five year old kid wouldn't be convinced.
It appears in this film that America is the world? I hate watching movies where every other single country is just some trash, and America is the ruler of the world? Why is this?. And of course, the only thing America can answer with is a war crazy general that just wants to bomb and do damage to the alien sphere. Cliché.
Klatuu tells Helen why they are here. Exterminating the human race because they are ruining earth. Alright, good point indeed. Though love saved the day one more time. Because Klatuu got convinced by Jennifer Connely's bad acting so fast that it didn't make sense at all.
Though the biggest tragic in the whole movie is the spoiled little kid. Why is he there? What is his purpose? I got so annoyed in every scene that kid was. And the way it was planned just tells another thing about this garbage of a script.
All in all the acting was pretty horrid. None of the characters were believable and did not have a connection to anyone. Reeve's almost looked like a lifeless robot. But the biggest mistake was Kathy Bates. Why did you do this movie? You did not fit in the role at all, and it made the entire movie look cheesy as hell.
All in all this movie was horrid. So many plot holes and bad script writing that you could take a bath in it. If you add the bad acting and over-dramatic visual effects you can't even imagine how bad this is to the original. Use your money to watch another film, because this was a waste of life!