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This review is from: The Day the Earth Stood Still [DVD]  (DVD)
I've not seen the original (although I now want to) but I thought that this film was interesting and definitely held my attention throughout. It's always popular to bash Keanu's acting but I've never found anything wrong with it and being ambiguously deadpan works well if your an alien with your intentions made unclear.
Where I think people may have got it wrong is that its not an action film, nor a disaster epic. The effects are there, but take a back seat as we unravel the mysteries and general plot and maybe that means that it doesn't comfortably sit in one genre or another and therefore you can't 100% engage with it. Also some bits could have been explained a little better.
However I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it to people who enjoyed thrillers that a more about mystery than big effect action flicks.