Today lets do something not tech related.
My company actually a movie night for all the staff. Yes, probably I should stay for one more year too(OK, that is really because of the economy). Oh yeah, sponsored dinner and pop corn too.
By the way, it is "The Day The Earth Stood Still". The movie is OK, not bad, but not good either. A bit mediocre. Generally the story describe about human in general. From our ability to be aggressive to our ability to love and our ability to be humble(actually more like give in).
The thing is the story seems to be disconnected. While the big idea is shown on screen well. But connection between character is not good, other than Helen and Jacob. I mean the character is there, so? The emphasize of a invasion part take more precedence over the human story.
But the reason behind the whole movies is not clear, or maybe they do. It have too much emphasize of the disaster but not much of the reason.
What really nice about the movies is the special effect. It is nice, not creative, but nice. Gort the robot, definitely have the geek appeal, at least for me anyway. So is the military equipment. The cause for the disaster in the movies, is also very cool. I keep it for someone that watch it to see.
But sadly the story is not as good. While the effect is nice, the act is ok. The story is very wide, but lack the depth.But it is not a bad story.