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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
The Day the Earth Stood Still

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

This new remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still has added a lot of drab no-brainer waste-of-time updates that look cheap and phony, especially the so-called special effects.

Plus, they left out the cool flying saucer.

I've noticed when making a re-run of a classic masterpiece, they run the risk of embarrassing themselves -- like a disaster waiting to happen.

And they did just that for me.

Action speaks louder than words in this tepid remake of an American science fiction classic, complete with a watered-down script and an incomprehensible plot.

It turns out the aliens ARE green -- ecology green.

They're here to destroy the humans in order to save the Earth.

It's a complete mutalization of a truly great film, and if there's a cautionary message here, it's to stop messing with the classics and start making some new ones.

The original movie, released in 1951, is a classic science fiction drama called The Day the Earth Stood Still.

In the new remake (of the same name), I found this film to lack inspiration and to have a weak script and story.

The beginning was interesting, but soon fell flat and boring (in my opinion).


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