Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Finally got to see the new movie with Keanu as Klaatu, and while it won't survive time like its forerunner starring Michael Rennie, it was a diverting entertainment. Definitely one for the big screen, as swarms of nanites devouring everything manmade just won't translate to the ol' 19-inch, I think.

Ultimately, unsatisfying, however. I like an ambiguous ending more than most, but in this case I'd have liked to have seen something more, like a "Six Months Later" epilogue or something.

The original was a true marvel of its time, coming as it did in the early days of the Cold War, and having a message of worldwide peace. (Also using Christian symbolism in its portrayal of this saviour from beyond the heavens.)

It's my Pick of the Day.

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