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




Gene the Barber

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Gordie the Barber


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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