Movie Reviews The Day The Earth Stood Still

0
0
Subscribe to Chicago alerts

The Day the Earth Stood Still is the kind of movie that studio executives call critic proof. It needs to be, since most of the reviews are unmitigatedly awful. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times does allow that the sci-fi story "is presented in an expensive, good-looking film that is well-made by Scott Derrickson, but to no avail." The plot, he says, "stands still," too. A.O. Scott in the New York Times even pays it a left-handed compliment. It "could be worse," he writes. And Ann Hornaday comments in the Washington Post "It's not a complete failure." But most critics have nothing at all to admire about the movie. "A good portion of this sci-fi disaster movie is unintentionally comical," writes Claudia Puig in USA Today. "And the parts that aren't funny are just plain dull." Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal remarks that the movie "is as cold and blank as the expression on [star Keanu] Reeves's face." And referring to reports that 20th Century Fox is planning to beam The Day the Earth Stood Still to Alpha Centauri, Ty Burr in the Boston Globe remarks, "Man, are we asking for it."

12/12/2008


Contactmusic

Tags: Chicago

0
0
Subscribe to Chicago alerts
Advertisement

More Chicago

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Confirmed For Grammy Awards Performance. Does This Spell A Beatles Showcase?

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform at this years 56th Grammy Awards, with their inclusion to the Grammys set list being announced...

Advertisement

Comments

Chicago Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Chicago

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All