Over at Aint It Cool News they’re absolutely savaging the script for the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still which will star Keanu Reaves.
Now I really have to question the wisdom of making a revered 1951 sci-fi classic and putting Keanu in the lead role. It seems like they were asking for trouble. Of course since the movie is schedule for a December 2008 release, they still have time for some editing, but if the script really is a stinker there’s probably no coming back from that.
On the other hand, how bad is the script really? Certainly there are a number of things I don’t like the sound of, but this particular review spends far too much time complaining about differences between the original and the remake. Which kind of misses the point of doing a remake.
Bash the script on its own merits by all means, but this reviewer very obviously went in expecting to dislike it.eoghann.com..