Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Day My Brain Stood Still

So, last night Will and I went out on a date. It's something we rarely do, but my extra buttered theater popcorn eating days are running out. Plus, I really wanted to see The Day the Earth Stood Still. I love end of the world/disaster/discovery of life in the universe movies. Even the cheesy ones.

But even my unconditional love of such movies could not overcome my disappointment in The Day the Earth Stood Still.

It was just a bad movie all around. It left me with a million questions, which if answered, would have made for a good movie. And it was really hard to believe. I mean, I know it's science fiction. But there's a difference between sending Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis to nuke an asteroid hurtling toward Earth unbelievable and the kind of unbelievable that's hard to swallow even in the fantasy world of a movie. I don't want to give anything away so it's hard to explain what I'm talking about. Let's just say that at the most pivotal scene in the movie--the scene where the fate of all mankind is decided--I was like, "That's it? That's all it took? More advanced civilization my foot." Except I didn't say foot.

And then there was the ending. In the dictionary under anticlimactic it says, "The ending to The Day the Earth Stood Still."

There were a couple bright spots. Kathy Bates played a great Sarah Palin. And I totally know what the smoke monster on LOST is now.


  1. Steve saw it a few days ago and fell asleep in the theater. Bummer. I love end of the world type movies too.

  2. I actually totally hate action adventure disaster movies. In theory, this is the perfect movie for my mom and me because she loves Keanu Reeves and I love Kyle Chandler, but I'm CONSTANTLY teased because Kyle Chandler blows up in like everything. It makes me very unhappy... like I may have yelled at the screen during The Kingdom. Not to mention what I did during Grey's Anatomy.

    I'm not surprised it stinks, but good to know. We went to see a movie last New Year's and I wanted to this year, but there's absolutely nothing we want to see in the theater right now.

  3. Now I know I can just rent it. (I'm such a sucker for Keanu, even after all these years.)

    But I think the first definition for anti climatic is end of Breaking Dawn. XD

  4. I even told her the reviews were awful. James Bond was the alternative, though, and even though Brandi said she ok enjoyed the last one, she wanted to see this waste of $50 (after snacks)..

    I'll try to get the original from the library sometime and make Brandi watch it. :-)


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