Friday, January 02, 2009

The Day The Earth Stood Still

Went to see this movie yesterday. It was probably worth it to see the cool spherical objects on the movie screen. But the movie really fell flat for reasons I cannot explain. I left the theater feeling that everything was too "clean" and I don't even know what I mean by that.

There is one lovely scene in which Jennifer Connelly's character tells the alien that he hasn't spoken to the planet's "real" leaders. Instead of taking him to a politician, she takes him to meet a nobel-prize winning scientist. Played by John Cleeze. Too cute for words.

Something is way off about this film. Or too simple. Or entirely predictable and therefore boring.

Good thing we got in for free. :)