Script Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still Remake
Uh oh. It looks like someone from Aint-it-cool-News, or someone who regularly writes for them, has gotten their hands on the script for the upcoming “The Day the Earth Stood Still” remake. As you’ll recall, Keanu Reeves let the cat out of the bag a few weeks back when he told MTV that the new version will involve Global Warming instead of nuclear annihilation, which as you might expect, made me think this movie was gonna suck because of that pandering crap. Now according to the script review — yup, it’s gonna suck because it just, well, plain sucks, apparently.
In short, what AICN’s reviewer says is, yes, Global Warming is now the cause instead of Nuclear Annihilation, Gort has been replaced by something called “The Totem” that can, er, transform into a totem and shoot things, and the famous words, “Klaatu Barada Nicto” is never uttered in the movie.
Head on over to AICN to read the script review, including a MASSIVE SPOILER about how it ends. I’m not going to spill it here, but you can read for it yourself.
Their conclusion is that it reeks, but hey, judge for yourself.