For the first time in a long time I can’t blame the films demise on the cast. The cast did their job great, but the film just seemed to lack direction and passion. There was no suspense, and almost no action whatsoever. It seemed that the film was trying to focus more on special effects and cg animation than the story itself.
Halfway through the film, I knew I hated it, I knew there was no chance for the film to recover, but I had to finish it. In the end there was just no passion. The aliens came, their intent was clear, then it was over. I am really at a loss of words right now. It was almost like watching a made for TV film. The ending was by far the worst ending I have seen in a while. There was no dramatic ending, just a sigh of relief.
This is just another reason to leave the classics alone. The Day the Earth Stood Still was a huge disappointment for me. It was a huge lack of passion by everyone involved, except for the SFX team. The stars showed no passion, and the film lacked serious direction. I really wanted this review to be a bit longer, but I just have nothing more to say about the film. Sorry guys, but I would pass on seeing this one at all costs, not even on DVD.