I had a day off this week, so I did something I rarely do — I went to the movies.
Watching The Day The Earth Stood Still — which opened over the weekend — on the gigantic IMAX screen, I expected it to be just your regular run-of-the-mill Keanu Reeves movie, where he speaks s-l-o-w-l-y and appears as stiff as a corpse. Keanu’s performance was exactly what I expected, but the interesting twist was that the plot had a heavy focus on the planet and the damage humans are causing to it.
Keanu’s character, an alien, comes to Earth to try and reverse the environmental damage that humans have inflicted on the planet. So there are lots of scenes with him and Jennifer Connelly’s scientist character talking about the human mistreatment of our great planet.
While promoting the film, Keanu and Jennifer talked about their real-life eco-friendly practices.
Talk back …
Did you see The Day The Earth Stood Still?
Do you like how Hollywood is incorporating important real-life environmental issues into films?
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