On "The Day the Earth Stood Still"
From The Dispatch:
The original film ended on a note of uncertainty, leaving the solution to the problem in the hands of the audience. In a sense, Klaatu issues his ultimatum directly at us; learn to live in peace or be destroyed. The remake has no time for ambiguity ... I guess it's because Derrickson doesn't want the audience to have to think too hard. For two hours we're spoon fed a prepackaged message surrounded by soulless special effects, while the creators of the original are rolling in their graves.Click here to read my full review.