Keanu as humanoid alien

2008-12-12 00:00

ONLY one film opens this weekend — The Day the Earth Stood Still, which is showing at both CineCentre and Ster Kinekor. High School Musical 3 joins the Nu Metro line-up. On December 16 CineCentre will be screening Evanescence: Anywhere but Home.

The Day the Earth Stood Still is directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Kathy Bates. The film is a remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic, but in this version, instead of coming to earth to warn humanity that their tendency to fight and kill each other is endangering the universe, this time around the alien’s message is that humans are destroying their planet. Now, special effects will play a bigger role than in 1951, but whether they will make for a better film remains to be seen. But either way, the message is timely.

— Arts Editor

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