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Gregory C. Rivers
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Keanu's latest movie

We saw "The Day the Earth Stood Still" yesterday. My wife had been looking forward to this movie, probably because there hasn't been a good movie showing for quite some time. The summer releases were overall quite disappointing with Batman being the one exception.

We watched the movie at The Grand Cinema in The Elements Plaza. It's probably the best cinema in Hong Kong. The seats, the screens, and especially the audio are all top notch.

The movie was believable (to me) albeit a little slow in the beginning. I almost fell asleep, partly because I'm fighting an infection at the moment and therefore feeling tired generally. The only things that didn't agree with me were that the people of this earth would change their ways and begin to look after the planet they inhabit, and Keanu's Mandarin dialog. For an advanced alien being, his Mandarin was way too accented. He sounded like a beginner, one who had done his homework, but sounded like a beginner nonetheless. More than a few people in our cinema snickered at his Mandarin. The strangest thing was that he comes across to me as someone with Chinese blood in him. That's weird!

But it was a reasonable movie, much better than most of the Summer releases.

P.S. At least one aspect of the alien technology seems to have come from my favourite sci-fi television series Stargate SG-1. Does anyone remember the dreaded "replicators"?

almost 12 years ago 0 likes  5 comments  0 shares
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Ooh, Keanu speaking Mandarin. Actually I think I read that somewhere. Well, you can't really expect a beginner to pull off fluent!
almost 12 years ago
Tinlunlau 06 tinlunlau
Keanu Reeves is, in fact, part Chinese. Think his dad was half Hawaiian/Chinese.
almost 12 years ago
Well, as an alien speaking Mandarin, he WAS a beginner =D Yep, Keanu Reeves' mom is English, but his dad is Chinese/Hawaiian. Hope that infection clears up soon :)
almost 12 years ago
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I saw the previews and it enticed me to go see this film. Hadn't read much about it - whether it's ok or bad - so I won't be going on opening day (today). He comes off sounding so much like he should be in The Matrix. haha. Yeh, he's part Chinese. And, dang! He didn't practice his mando enough for the film?? For shame!!!
almost 12 years ago
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
sounds interesting....
almost 12 years ago


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