Well, I finally took the time to see "The Day the Earth Stood Still" today. Even though he is not considered to be a good actor, I love Keanu Reeve's work: Constantine, Speed, the Matrix, etc. I also love SciFi so I thought this movie would be a given.
It started off with promise, but IMO quickly fizzled. It came off to me as extremely preachy in the environmental area. Now, I'm just as willing to conserve and recycle as any of my fellow fruit and nut Southern Californians, but I felt I was hit over the head with a 100% organic canvas shopping bag filled with flourescent lights halfway though the movie.
Keanu was well cast as his character, Klaatu, is supposed to be this alien dude, but it was almost satirical. Jennifer Connoley was so-so and Will Smith's kid...well, I wanted to smack him a time or two.
There were more plot holes than in the baby swiss in my sandwich. I thought the special effects might have rescued the movie, but that also was disappointing.
The best part of the movie? The Previews! I got to see previews for Wolverine (X-Men - Origins), Race to Witch Mountain (Disney...those of you in my generation will remember the original Escape to Witch Mountain, a personal favorite of mine), and....best of all... Star Trek! I was so excited to see that preview on the big screen!!!!! Zachary Quinto as Spock...WOW. I so can't wait! Woo hoo, bring it on!