The Day the Earth Stood Still is a fantastic movie unlike any other! The movie was a remake of the original movie of the same title which had some good ideas but suffered from bad special effects. This movie however had excellent special effects all around! The plot went like this, an alien played by Keanu Reeves in a very good and powerful performance comes down to Earth to save the world from humans meddling with nature to cause a climate related disaster!!! However, to do that he needs to kill humans first! Uh-oh! He meets up with a woman and her oddly black son and together they convince him to give humanity another chance. The great thing about this movie is that it's realism that's right people this could really happen in REAL LIFE!! Scientists say an alien invasion is likely and that the world is dying making this movie likely to happen. The movie has a good ending but I think they should have made the woman's child white instead. It would make more money and as a commercial film this movies goal is to make more money and if they have a white woman with a black child racists won't want to go see this movie and won't learn the error of there ways. Overall, The Day the Earth Stood still is a great movie filled with environmental action and a great message for the whole family. It's a must see if you want to get into this new generation of green madness!
Juno tells the story of a 16 year old girl named Juno(Ellen Page) who gets pregnant when she has unprotected with her boy friend Polly Bleaker. In keeping with the movies preachy pro-life message she decides to not have a baby and gives it up for adoption. At this scene the movie shoves it's overbearing pro-life propaganda on us. Luckily for her Juno finds a overly clean politically correct hippie-ish couple(Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman best known for the recent Mike Judge flop, Extract.) This family is very annoying and politically correct and Mark is pedophile-feeling and makes sexual advances on Juno many times during the movie which makes you question Juno's sanity for wanting to leave the baby with this couple and Ellen Page's sanity for starring in this movie right after she starred in the excellent Stone Angel. The dialog is stylized and interesting but also very bad and hipster feeling. The characters sound like hippie poets who hang out in front of coffee shops and snape there fingers at people as they walk buy giving this movie a very weird and awkward feeling. Is this how teenagers really talk today? If so they are stupid! The movie ends with Juno giving the baby away to Jennifer Garners character with no fuss true to the movies pro-life agenda. If they really wanted to make a realistic story about teen pregnancy they should have had Juno kill her self, Jennifer Garner and the baby who wasn't given a name for some strange reason. Also the movie was filled with sappy and unrealistic romantic bits which this reviewer found to be fake and unnecessary. Over all this movie had some good parts in it like the shiny looking set designs but it was stupid. If you like this movie I strongly think you should get your brain checked out because there is something wrong with you. This movie is what's wrong with movies today. For a better movie about a similar subject go see Baby Mama or Jawbreaker instead because they are about pregnancy and teenagers respectively.