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Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2008 11:54 Written by Jasonc Monday, 15 December 2008 11:39
It is with great pleasure that I am writing the review for the last SMEx event of 2008. Unfortunately it is for “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. This is also my first review so please have mercy on my soul. Most of us met at Paddy’s before the movie for a nice beer as we shared stories from Anton’s party. Oh by the way, if you are missing articles of clothing or bottles of booze they are probably at Anton’s place.
The Day the Earth Stood Still 2.0 is a remake of the 1951 “classic” sci-fi film starring Keanu Reeves as the alien Klaatu (sounds Finnish) and Jennifer Connelly as Helen Benson, the superstar scientist trying top stop the evil alien life forms from destroying the earth. The movie starts with the scare of an object hurling towards the earth at incredible speeds as the government scrambles to figure how to stop it. In some ways I wish that object had destroyed the earth completely and that would have saved all of us 2 hours. Anyway, it turns out that the object, which looks like a huge glowing marble, slows down and lands in Central Park, in NY city. The glowing marble contains Neo…eeerr Klaatu and Gort ( an huge Iron Man looking creature). Klaatu is there to warn everyone of impending doom and Helen, the scientist, tries to convince Klaatu that the earth and mankind are worth saving. That is all you need to know about the plot. Sure there are are side stories ( the annoying kid who misses his dead father) but they are really not worth mentionning (oops) as they are lame and not significant to the main plot.
To be fair I have never seen the original movie so I can’t compare the two but I really hope it was better then this pice of crap. The acting was bad, the scenes with the kid were cheesy and the film never really took off. That kind of film might have been acceptable in the 50′s but by today’s standards, it falls waaaaay short of being a classic.
The only Emmy this movie will receive will be for “The movie with the most blatant product placements”. Notable companies include McDonalds, LG and the evil that is Microsoft.
As we enter the Christmas break, I don’t want to send you guys on a purely negative note, so I recommend you all watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to wash the bad taste of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” out of your mouths.
Have great Holidays and see you in 2009!
Hoff says: “Great year guys, see you on the beach!”
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 08:00 Written by Andy Tuesday, 13 May 2008 05:29
First off all a big shout out to this weeks organiser Dutchie, best seats at a SMEX event I have been to, and managing to find an Orange/ Dutch bar with near normal beer prices with quality Euro Pop.
Also I am proud to keep up my reputation of a being the slowest reviewer, this is only a few days late so a pretty quick turn around for me.
Street Kings stars Neo playing a sort of but not really corrupt cop, academy award winning Idi Amin as very corrupt dictator/ police commander and that English bloke from House, playing that English bloke from House.
The film is set in the mean streets of LA, which is full criminals with police badges, druggies and crime, (this film is really is not a good tourist advert for LA).
Neo is a Vice Unit policeman who is willing to kill a criminal rather than arrest him and take him to court (it saves on paper work), who find outs that his ex-partner is about to grass him up for his high body account to internal affairs. While confronting his ex-partner in a store his partner is assassinated by two gang bangers while Neo hides to save his arse. Neo then teams up with Disco unusually not a corrupt cop, to find out who really killed his partner the gang bangers are not who they seemed to be, and finds the criminals are a lot closer to home than he would like (not that it stops him killing everybody).
The body count in this film is very high including a lot of the main characters, and while its not a bad film its not a good film, it has some pretty decent if not stereotypical performance from a well know cast of actors, the plot lacks any real depth and does not allow you to warm to any of the characters, by the end I could not care who lived or died.
All in all not a bad film (its no National treasure book of messing about with a big budget and no plot) but instantly forgettable, its a poor mans Training Day.
Hoff says: “Was Keanu driving the new K.I.T.T????”