Well I finally saw the new one, and… it’s not bad, but it’s really preachy. Incredibly preachy to the point it touched my gag reflex. Change change change we must SAVE da planet!!! Green Peace eat your heart out! Now it’s not a BAD message but… it didn’t have to flail it about in the viewers face. Everyone knows things need to change, BUT really now. Anyways now that I’ve ranted about that, the movie itself was ok. It was interesting enough, the actors were ok. I didn’t get attached to any of the characters though and I found the child in the movie horribly annoying. I was hoping he’d die the whole time.
Compared to the old movie this one was really different, I actually cannot compare it that much it’s SO different it’s like watching a totally unrelated film. Other than they both have A robot and they are both freaking people out. That’s about all they have in common. This movie lacked the heart the old one had. The old one you could feel for the characters, the dialogue was good. This one it was the fallback to graphics, which were nice, but nothing real amazing. I did miss how in the old one you could feel connected to both the humans AND the aliens, and in this one it was like meh if they all die who cares.
So overall the movie was ok, but the old one still beats it out. It might lack the shiny effects the new one has but the new one lacks the feeling the old one had and I’ll take that over graphics any day. It’s still worth a watch but I’d say watch the original first then check out the new one. Yup short review but I really haven’t got a whole lot to say about this movie without giving away any spoilers so.
My question for this blog, what is your favorite old movie that’s been remade? Did you enjoy the remake more or less than the original?