Tuesday, December 9, 2008

'The Day the Earth Stood Still'

Would an alien species consider humans worth saving?

Be warned, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" starts slowly and modestly and is mired in a minefield of movie cliches. But give "Day" a few moments to warm up. There are some spectacular moments, and some innovative moments, even if a lot of it was imagined for the first time in 1951.

It is interesting to see the number of movies coming out now with a more and more serious message. People -- collectively -- will have to change. The message is becoming more radical in the movie zeitgeist, which makes this a timely and appropriate flick and a worthy addition to this particular theme. Interestingly, and uniquely, this flick cites exactly this sentiment, where (sitting in McDonalds) one being says to another:

"They sense their own demise but don't know what to do about it." Or words to that effect.
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