The Day the Earth Stood Still – Review

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Director: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

Rating : Average.

A movie with a good team, starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly who are my favorites giving a normal movie like this is really disappointing. I am really great fan of Alien movies like Independence day, AVP, Deep Impact and Signs. Everyone will expect a alien movie to have lots and lots of devastations, explosions, but this is kind of different. Even you can’t take this movie as dramatic like Signs, as it lacks the sense of awe, fervor and relevancy to our present earth conditions about climatic change. But at some places you will be trilled with the sci-fi excellence like in the alien’s first expedition in the present day.

The movie begins with a mountaineer discovering that glassy sphere on the top of an icy mountain in Himalayas. The next scene shifts to the present day where scientists and military people are summoned for an urgent meeting after a strange thing had been found in the space to crash on the earth(as in all alien movies). After an unexplained shining sphere descending to central Park in New York, the whole world starts to panic. A cute micro-biologist (Jennifer Connelly) was sent to investigate the sphere, as army shot at the alien coming out of the sphere. But the alien survives and in stages it transforms into the human form with a name klaatu. While investigating, they come to know their aim is to warn the whole human being for the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. The movie, however, contain little action and a lot of talking about the something all of which concerned much with human’s intentions and behaviors.

Keanu Reeves was convincing as an alein. Jennifer Connelly was not believable as a mother or as a scientist Kathy Bates who plays the Government official who has authority in decision making played a lifeless role. The movie itself has lot of flaws with lot things unexplained.

This movie is all about big message for humanity but the message is poorly conveyed. I would say that a good movie is something you want to see again. But this is not that sort I won’t be even rent this movie dvd for watching again. Watch if you are a fan of Keanu Reeves don’t watch if you are a fan of Jennifer Connelly.

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