Review Of The Day The Earth Stood Still Now Available On Spill.com

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Remake of classic science fiction film stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

Spill.com, known for its irreverent, animated movie reviews, has released a review of the latest science fiction film, The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves as the alien Klaatu. This movie is a remake of the 1951 science fiction classic of the same name, starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal.

While the 1951 version was based on the Cold War and the atomic age themes, the remake centers on more contemporary issues, namely environmentalism, and whether humanity can correct the environmental damage that they have wrought on their planet. Klaatu and his large robot companion Gort arrive in Central Park, with the mission to asses whether or not the human race should be exterminated in order to prevent further damage to the Earth.

As in the original, the alien Klaatu manages to escape from protective custody and finds himself on the run from the authorities aided by Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her stepson Jacob. (Jaden Smith) A conversation with Helen and Professor Barhhardt (John Cleese) convinces Klaatu that the human race is worth saving, and the three of them hurry to Central Park in an attempt to prevent the robot Gort from destroying all human life on the planet.

Unlike the original film, this new remake relies on special effects and CGI to help tell the story, and many critics have compared the use of special effects in the original and in this new film. Some think that the effects enhance the storyline, while others have said that it detracts from it. Spill fans know that they can trust the Spill crew to tell them whether or not the effects live up to the hype surrounding them. Remember the Spill motto: If it's crap, we'll tell you.

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