Monday, July 26, 2010

A Date with Keanu Reeves last Night

Yes, last night, I had a date with Keanu Reeves, well sort of, hehehe... 

Last night was Sunday night and it is usually my iron-day night. So, before I plugged in the iron, I took the DVD of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which my husband bought last Friday. The whole family was their doing their own things but when I announced that I would play a movie, they rushed to the living room and occupied their usual places.

The movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still released in 2008, starred Keanu Reeves (Matrix) as Klatu, Jennifer Conelly (Hulk, A Beautiful Mind) as Helen Benson, Jaden Smith (A Pursuit to Happyness, Karate Kid) as Jacob Benson, Kathy Bates (Titanic, The Blind Side) as Regina Jackson. The movie is a drama, thriller, science fiction about the end of the world. There is no difference with other earth-doomed movies as the story revolved in family, environment, and man's survival. It is a remake of a 1951 classic sci-fi movie about a visit of an alien, Klatu and his robot in earth.
When Klatu and the robot arrived in earth, the military considered them as a threat and open fired at him and the robot. The alien was wounded and was taken to a military facility where Helen Benson and other scientists were asked to study the alien. Helen and other scientists studied and cured the alien, who after few hours took the form of human and was able to speak. He called himself Klatu. Then came Regina Jackson, the US Secretary of Defense, and ordered that Klatu must be interrogated to know what was the alien's intention in Earth. With Helen's help, Klatu was able to escape the military facility.

Helen, Jacob - Helen's son, and Klatu met an old Chinese man who is also an alien that came to Earth 70 years ago to spy on human. The Chinese man said that Klatu must continue that plan of destruction as human cannot change and Earth must be saved. After the meeting, the three, Helen, Jacob and Klatu went to a forest where Klatu made a sphere that opened and welcomed the animals. Helen saw what Klatu did so Helen asked him about his purpose on Earth, Klatu answered that the Earth must be saved from human as people are endangering Earth. Helen tried to reason out with Klatu but he didn't believe that people will change and so he must continue the destruction of mankind. Jacob did not like Klatu and he was repetitively saying to his mom that Klatu must be killed. He secretly called 911 while they were resting in Helen's professor house that led to the capture of Helen. 

Helen was brought to the military facility while Jacob accepted Klatu when Klatu saved him from falling off the bridge while trying to escape from Klatu. After the military failed to destroyed the robot, instead released bugs that ate everything, Regina asked Helen to go back to Klatu and convince him to stop. Jacob called Helen and agreed to meet with Klatu in the cemetery where Jacob's father was buried. Upon reaching the cemetery, Jacob asked Klatu to bring back his father but Klatu refused to do so saying that there are things that cannot be done. Jacob asked Klatu to leave him alone and after sometime Helen came and saw her son crying near his father's tomb. Upon seeing this, Klatu realized that people can change specially on the brink of disaster, so they went back to sphere. When they were nearby the sphere, the military bombed the sphere in an order by the President through Regina. The car where Helen, Jacob, Klatu, and Helen's fellow scientist was wrecked killing the later. As the three were trying to get inside the sphere, the bugs came and some of them entered Jacob and Helen. They were able to find rescue under the bridge but Jacob and Helen were dying. Klatu absorbed the bugs out of Jacob's and Helen's body and cured them. Klatu then ran to the sphere and disappered among the bugs. After few minutes, the bugs dropped on the ground, skies cleared, and sun shone, as people from all over the world started to come out from their hiding.

Well, it was worth to end a weekend's night as I did my ironing chore. 

Watch the trailer here:


Porta Squeeze said...

Really this movie is very good, a fictional film with great action and emotion. Best of all, the movie is the suspense that goes the whole film. thanks!

movers waukesha wi said...

Have you ever seen the original version? Great movie.

elvie said...

i haven't seen the original version, but i'll try to get a copy of it.

Soosbourne said...

I haven't seen that movie, thanks for the share.

James Tihil said...

I have been pondering whether I should watch this remake but judging by your description I won't get into it. The original sounds a lot better and probably is. Bugs?? C'mon, maybe they should have called it "Bugs on a UFO" ;-). I also didn't like the remake of War of the Worlds, I guess Im just nostalgic that way. Thanks for the post though!

MusicEntertainment said...

I hear this movie for the first time. Matrix is my favorite.

Andre Stegplatten said...

Keanu Reeves took the top spot in my favourite actors list after Matrix happened. I just hope that The Day the Earth stood still is as good as its older version.

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