Posts Tagged ‘WETA

14
Dec
08

movie review: day the earth stood still (2008)

PD*24979050

Whoa.  This sucked.  I mean REALLY sucked.  It starts off with an interesting premise and inspired twist on the original’s plot, but quickly descends into an incoherent mess.  Nothing makes sense, events do not logically flow into one another, I wanted the cute kid to die and the visual effects are the worst I have seen in a major Hollywood blockbuster in quite some time (what the hell, WETA, if it’s not a Peter Jackson movie do you just phone it in?).  Keanu Reeves is fine, you can’t blame him at all – it’s the fault of an unfinished script and a director who clearly just didn’t care.  And neither should you.  If you’ve never seen the original and were thinking about plopping down $10 or more to see this new one, seriously, either buy or rent the classic version and call it a day.




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