Monday, May 4, 2009
We just watched The Day the Earth Stood Still. It was Jared's pick and not one I had been very interested in watching. Keanu Reeves is so boring, right? But I was actually quite pleasantly surprised. The movie was really interesting and it turns out Keanu plays a personality-less alien quite well. Yes, this is an alien movie, a genre I'm not crazy about although I did watch Independence Day a lot growing up. ("Welcome to Earth!") However, this movie is not the typical alien movie. It's actually pretty smart and has a lot of biblical references. Without spoiling anything, the basic premise is that in order to save planet Earth, some alien civilizations decide they have to destroy mankind. Of course, the humans aren't too happy about that so there are a few scuffles. Overall, it was a fun watch and I recommend it.