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The Day the Earth Stood Still [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray]

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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A day I wished would never come Jan. 19 2010
Easily, one of the worst science fiction films of the last 10 years. Keanu is wooden, and is certainly no Michael Rennie. This is a movie that should never have made. Blu-ray admitedly looks great, but that's all this is -- pleasant images on a big TV to distract you from the disaster that is this remake. The heart of the story has been gutted, the great character that was Klaatu has been replaced by Ted Theodore Logan aka Neo.

Hollywood, please leave the classics alone. You can't make 'em better with computers and Keanu Reeves.

Avoid, unless easily amused.
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A very good movie and the fact that it also has the original 1951 edition included in the set is awesome. The remake could have been a little better as it centered less on story and more on special effects than I would have liked.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Remake May 13 2014
By David Snow TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:UMD for PSP|Verified Purchase
It is hard to find a good remake. This is well done and Keanu Reeves does a fine job as Klaatu.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Insult to Original Film Oct. 29 2013
By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWER
This was easily one of the worst remakes ever done. The original is a classic. The only real special effects were at the beginning and the end. In the story Klatu comes to earth and warns us if we take our aggressive nature into space there are consequences. The rest off the universe has built robots that come into action if there is any physical conflict. So we are to leave our "Petty squabbles" on earth. The movie follows Klatu when he lives among earths people.
Now the new one. In this train wreak the alien come to earth because we are destroying the environment. This has none of the story about him dealing with the people of earth, he has some sort of super powers. The whole thing is just stupid.
If you want cool looking special effects you will like parts of this film. If you enjoy great films maybe you can give it away!
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Mystery of Remakes Aug. 14 2013
As a long time movie buff, I just can't understand why, without exception, the remake of any film never matches up with the original. You would think that with the advancement of technology, experience in the art form and the abundance of acting talent, that remakes should excel or at least match in quality the production of the original.

The Reeves version of The Day The Earth Stood still is a prime example of this fact. Other films come to mind such as The Dennis Quaid version of The Flight Of The Pheonix compared to the Jimmy Stewart production. True Grit with the Bridges versus the much better original with John Wayne...admittedly Bridge's performance was commendable but no match to Wayne's portrayal for sheer character depth...need I go on?
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok July 26 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My customer was very happy with the DVD. It arrived before it was actually scheduled to do so, so that was a bonus.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Watching May 21 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I saw the original movie of The Day the Earth Stood Still and enjoyed it
but this one "Blew my Mind" in the vernacular of today. The graphics were
excellent and the story held my attention from start to finish. It was
a believable movie and worth watching again. You wont be disappointed, that
is if you are a Science Fiction buff like I am. No, I don't care for all
Science Fiction movies but the more modern and believable ones are to my
taste. I recommend that you add this to your collection!
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2.0 out of 5 stars The day the audience got up and left.
If you saw the original movie, take a marker and cross off the title of this movie and change it to, oh maybe "Alien guy lands on Earth". Read more
Published on Sept. 26 2010 by Len the Sound Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars Good apocalyptic movie.
The Day the Earth Stood Still, featuring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, an alien from another world in many aspects reminded me of The Matrix - especially with a number of cinematic... Read more
Published on Aug. 21 2010 by Matthew John
1.0 out of 5 stars extremely stupid
there is really nothing else I can say about this. I can really describe it any further, I wouldn't want to give it any sort of glorification by coming up with any extravagant... Read more
Published on April 13 2010 by Cheryl Davenport
3.0 out of 5 stars IT COULD HAVE BEEN A CONTENDER...
I am a sucker for sci-fi movies and, having loved the 1951 Robert Wise classic of the same name, starring Michael Rennie in the role of Klaatu, I was ready to see what Keanu Reeves... Read more
Published on Oct. 7 2009 by Lawyeraau
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
I avoided watching this movie because of the fairly poor reviews it received. Critics always focus on what a movie could have been instead of taking it for what it is. Read more
Published on June 9 2009 by Grim
3.0 out of 5 stars Meaningful, but not good enough....
This is a very meaningful movie that tell people to protect our planet instead of destory it, since mostly of us are all try to destory out Earth, except those people that try so... Read more
Published on April 7 2009 by J. Au
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