Lame! Comments on The Day The Earth Stood Still
Okay. I already knew the movie wasn't really a remake of the original The Day The Earth Stood Still. As I've mentioned before, that 1950s movie was my all-time favorite from that era. Loved Michael Rennie. Loved the idea that humans were finally reaping our not-so-instant karma from our war-mongering ways. (Why are we humans so fascinated by war and fighting and weapons and other horrible things? What's the matter with us? Aren't we ever going to evolve into a higher consciousness? Even watching the adolescent-male-focused previews of coming attractions with all the us vs them made me sick and depressed.) But, even though I made allowances for everything this movie couldn't possibly be, I expected more than . . . nothing. How incredibly lame. No plot. Terrible acting. A crappy ending that made me say "Huh?" out loud in the theater. I went to the $5 show and considered it a waste of $5. I'll hold onto my black and white original and will cheer as intellect overcomes brute force.