On Dec 9, 2008, at 10:27 AM, Mike wrote:
> Any chance this movie is worthwhile? Mike
If green politics offends you, probably not.
If you liked the first movie, probably not.
If you like the idea of aliens-acting-as-parents, you should go.
From all I can tell, this movie is far more simplistic than the
first one. The alien lands and sets us straight about what we're
The first movie was about our fear and how we react unreasonably to
the unknown, and how a mature civilization handles power. This one
looks to be about how we abuse what's around us and how someone
should fix us. Think Star Trek's "save the whales" movie, only less
humor, less adventure, and less subtlety.
(Yes, you're right. I'm not going. Even though my politics are green,
I don't see this as anything but a travesty. I'll celebrate its
opening by slipping the original into my DVD player and popping some
corn. I won't hold the original up as perfect art, but Michael Rennie
beats Keanu Reeves any day.)
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