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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

Featuring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly & Kathy Bates

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Lesson to Be Learnt!

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A classic movie brought into the modern day, as you'd expect it's CGI from the get go with any amount of bright lights, flying aircrafts, lazer beams, explosions and much more. The story is simple, an Alien comes to earth to try and save it, or has he?! This movie was made at the time where Climate Change and the Greenhouse effect were constantly in the headlines, and this movie certainly shows. Alongside there's a few religious references with Buddhism and Christianity being the most obvious. On looks alone it's not bad, there's enough eye candy for the viewer but it lacks content, the film doesn't have depth. You're entertained for the entire 114mins but as soon as the credits role your brain will switch onto the next thing. It's OK, but not enough for a lasting image

  Wasted potential!

| | See all rumper's reviews (2)

The start of this movie has you gripped, it has you believeing your in for a scifi treat... then it turns to bordom and disapointment as soon as the orbes land. The film turns dull very quickly and the ending is about as flat as you could imagine.

it had the potential to be so much more!

  Great

| | See all WildOne94's reviews (3)

I cant believe there is alot of dislikes for this...
this film is amazing and thought it was one of the best films i have seen

  thought-provoking, original and with inspiring visuals.

| | See all Shezky's reviews (4)

I didn't know what to expect from this film as i hadn't ever seen the original and i have to say i was literally blown away. It doesn't follow the standard "alien invasion" ideas of similar films and although i missed the unique suspense and horror that would bring, i found it thought-provoking, and actually, far more believable.

The effects were absolutely stunning, and anyone who would prefer 50s style "toys on strings in front of a blackboard" effects over state of the art CGI is out of their mind in my book.

Kathy Bates was fantastic as ever and Keanu Reeves, normally the actor i would most like to set on fire, was actually perfect for the part of an unreadable, intriguing alien. It was suspenseful in its own way and had me gripped from the outset. It's a must see, do it and enjoy.

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  JUNK

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The trouble is today they have to pinch an old film to remake it to modern day as actors cannot seem to make their own story lines,(what a sad world we live in) to much CG in it so buy the 1951 version that was made real well and was ahead of it time,Dont waste your money/

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  great

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wasnt sure after reading bad reviews but i thought this filom was great, easy to watch and ive seen it a few times now...keanu performance is fine not sure why hes given bad review as hes supposed to be an alien so how do critics think hes supposed to act?...i recomend

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  Not sure what all the bad reviews are for

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Despite all the negative reviews for this movie i watched it. I've got to say i really enjoyed it. Interesting story line and good acting. I find it hard to concentrate through an entire movie without my mind wandering but i sat through this no problem. If you like sci-fi then i'd recommend it. for 4.99 who's complaining !!

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  DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

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To be blunt, this film is rubbish, it is not a patch on the original, the
story line is weak, there are no space ships, just globes.
I have purchased both versions, the original is ten times better.

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  average

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this is one of those films where its probably a good idea to take your brain out before watching it, and letting it do something useful, while you watch some amazing special effects, along with a god awful film! keanu reeves just seems to p[lay another neo-based matrix type character, and the rest of the cast, though highly respectable, just dont seem to make the film any better.

if you enjoy insane special effects, then watch it, but be warned, the film itself is about as interesting as watching paint dry (excuse the bad euphamism...)

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  DULL

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I gave this film away the day after i brought it, what more can i say.

Dull covers the acting, the action and the pace of the film.

WARNING this will bore the kids

if you are having trouble sleeping buy this, if you want a good sci fi buy Moon (2009)

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