2-Second Movie Review: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (2008)

klaatu_reevesThe Day The Earth Stood Still is a remake of an old movie of the same name starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly as the step-mom and Jon Hamm from Mad Men. All in all, the movie’s just okay. Starts out kinda like Transformers with Constantine discovering an old ball of energy in the ice somewhere in India. Cut to present day, where a bigger ball of energy lands in Central Park right by the final scene in Cloverfield. Constantine’s back, but 80 years later and as an alien. Curtis from 24 shows up, as does Kyle Chandler, who I saw at O’Hare one time. Plus John Cleese makes a cameo and has a nice meaty scene with Jennifer Connelly.  About an hour in, the movie gets all environmentally preachy and says that Neo’s here to save the earth from the human race, and we won’t change and will never stop throwing away our Pepsi cans and Discovery Center catalogues and so we’re doomed. Pass. It is cool that he can bring people back to life, but all in all, if you’re looking for a night of fun, throw-in Death Race and check-out the guy from Deadwood, he’s great in that movie and I need to put Deadwood into the queue once I get caught-up on Lost.  I hear it’s a pretty cool show.

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