There is general agreement that Keanu Reeves was the perfect choice to play an emotionless, wooden alien in the just-released remake of the 1951's sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still. MTV's review, for example:
Here, Reeves never cracks a smile, hikes an eyebrow or, for all we can tell, draws breath. There may be puddles of spilled beer more expressive.The new release has been universally panned.
As for me, I wrote a takedown of the original "classic" (Lord knows why it is thought such) back in 2003. Unlike miost everyone else, I simply don't think the original has stood the test of time. Read here.
PS - I was blogging in 2003, but not in this site. I am, over time, purging the two older blogs I wrote on of post that are no longer relevant and transferring the others to this site.