Friday, October 9, 2009
The Day the Earth Stood Still ( U.S movie 2008)
The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The screenplay is based on the 1940 classic science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates and the 1951 screenplay adaptation by Edmund H. North. Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, the film replaces the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare with the contemporary issue of humankind's environmental damage to the planet. It follows Klaatu, an alien who was sent to try to change human behavior or eradicate them from Earth.
The film was originally scheduled for release on May 9, 2008 but was released on a roll-out schedule beginning December 12, 2008, screening in both conventional and IMAX theaters. The critical reviews were mixed; typically the film was found to be "heavy on special effects, but without a coherent story at its base." During its opening week the film took top spot at the U.S. box office and has since grossed over $230 million worldwide. The Day the Earth Stood Still was released on home video on April 7, 2009.read here for more.the link is the original source of the synopsis article,I just want to share it with the reader aside to my personal comment.
comment : i just finished watching the movie on dvd today,but unfortunately the story was like beyond my expectation,its like after i watched it my reaction would be like ;'what?what was that just now?is it finish already?so easy ?and many questions still hanging in my mind.the idea was ok but the story line is suck.no chemistry no lesson,nothing i could learn at all.just boring alien movie. i was thinking keanu would make a great enjoyable movie along with jennifer connely but apparently just another waste of time movie for me.