Re: [scifi-289] The Day the Earth Stood Still

From: Mike
Sent on: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 1:17 PM
Michael Rennie was a handsome man.  Mike
 
In a message dated 12/9/2008 12:02:11 P.M. Central Standard Time, [address removed] writes:

On Dec 9, 2008, at 10:27 AM, Mike wrote:

> Any chance this movie is worthwhile?   Mike

Depends.

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 
doing wrong.

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.)

Have Fun,
Arlen

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