Well I just got back from seeing it this afternoon. Hmm, I wanted to for in between Average and Above Average, but I'm feeling generous so I went for the latter. Ok, spoiler alert I did enjoy the film, but I just have to say [comicbookguy]Worst Ending Ever![/comicbookguy] What the frak was that?! After Klaatu walks into the sphere and it ascends, and Connelly and kid watch it go the screen fades out. At that exact point I thought to myself "hmm, I hope it doesn't end here. Nah, they won't do that, they'll be an epilogue. That would be a terrible ending" But then, all of a sudden, the credits appeared! And I thought Er, so what the hell happened? Was the freezing of all the Earth's technology a permanent thing forever? Just a temporary thing? If so what was the point when the aliens had already left? Felt like they just slapped that it in so the title of the movie would make sense Other than that I mostly enjoyed the rest of the movie. Although god that kid was annoying as hell! Totally ruined the film. I really wanted to just punch him in the face, a lot. "ooh we should kill them all. That’s what my daddy would do. Ooh my daddy knew best, he was great. Ooh my daddy, my fucking daddy." SHUT UP! I know there was kid in the original, but this film would have been about 10 times better if he weren't in it. And that bit at the end with him crying with Connelly "ooh I love you / I love you too" Bad bad bad bad Who even was that little brat, I bet it was Will Smith's son *checks*, yes it bloody was as well. Jesus Another annoying thing, just how stupid were those scientists at the start? An object is spotted moving through our Solar System going very fast, and it changes its trajectory to intercept Earth. And all the scientists are going "oh my god what could it be? Oh Christ what is it? Oh shit is it an asteroid?" I felt like shouting at the screen HOW RETARDED ARE YOU PEOPLE! What sort of asteroid suddenly changes its course to intercept a planet? It was SO obviously an alien spacecraft, but yet no one even considered that possibility. Idiots I don't read too much info about films anymore before I see them as I find it detracts from the experience, so I was bit worried when I saw John Cleese's name in the opening credits. I got worried he was gonna be playing some clowning fuckwit, but luckily he was pretty good actually, and not much more than a cameo anyway. Still, Gort was awesome. And looked even awesomer. Sort of like what could have been for the Sentinels in an X-Men movie. Shame we didn't get to see him stomping around blowing shit up, because that would have been excellent. So, an ok film, but in desperate need of some sort of epilogue IMO. Felt like they ran out of time/money and didn't film the end or something. And it also didn't really say why Klaatu was even there to stop humanity from doing. Like they didn't have the balls to just say "Global Warming", or "War", or "Paris Hilton", or anything.