"The Day the Earth Stood Still" – Less Keanu, More Big Robot, Please

Posted: June 16, 2009 in jennifer connelly hot or not discuss, Moog's Reviews, science fiction, The Day the Earth Stood Still

Today I’m reviewing a movie off my Netflix list:

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Further proof that Keanu Reeves is a phenomenal acting talent.

On a related note:

Sometimes I make myself laugh.

I had never seen the original movie and, therefore, did not know what to expect from this one.

However, Rottentomatoes.com lists the approval rating for this flick at 21%.

That means only 1 out of 5 people liked this movie.

I was one of those 5.

I mean..it was not REALLY REALLY REALLY bad…

…but it also was not a little good, either.

Keanu Reeves plays an alien representing a larger faction of Aliens concerned with the state of our planet.

As such, Keanu comes to Earth to save it.

The key here is that he’s saving the EARTH…not necessarily the people on it.

(queue porn music)

Woops..wrong music.

(queue suspense music)

Keanu really stretches his acting skills here by having absolutely NO inflection in his voice in any of his lines…

…and I think that maybe I actually saw him turn his head once.

Did someone say Oscar nomination?!?!



Stupid question.

Helping to not get Keanu killed by angry Americans is Jennifer Connelly, reprising her role in another movie as an ‘is she hot…or would she be really really hot if she just trimmed those fucking eyebrows?’ chick.

Seriously…those eyebrows.

They’re, like, caterpillar thick.

I’m still on the fence about her.

Regardless…she tries to change Keanu’s mind about destroying civilization in order to save the planet.

Does she do it?

Will Jennifer Connelly’s eye-caterpillars live to see another day?

You’ll have to watch it to find out.

Unless you don’t want to watch it.

Which is probably a good idea.

My score:

1-1/2 Mooge Splats (out of a possible four)

Please excuse me now.

I have to Google more pictures of Jennifer Connelly.

This mystery ain’t gonna solve itself, people.

Moog out.

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  1. kathcom says:

    This was the perfect role for Keanu. He was an alien with no emotion. It totally worked. If he gets cast as a guy in a coma, it'll be Oscar time, but only if his character never wakes up and says, "Whoa."

    Jennifer Connelly is way more believable as a smart chick than, say, Denise Richards as a physicist in a Bond flick.

    My husband hated it. He's a hardcore sci-fi fan and will watch any grade z crap and like it, but he made the mistake of expecting more from this remake.

    The special effects were pretty cool. It's not that I liked this movie but I didn't totally resent losing the time I'd spent watching it. But I'm wondering why I made space in my brain for that opinion. It must be expunged.

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