Wonderful movie. Well written, good plot, actors did a great job, special effects enhance the film and not overwhelm it. I have not seen the original except for bits and pieces over the years. Keanu Reeves is absolutely perfect casting for this part. It is also chilling to see how stupid the American government acted toward "Klatu". Especially the last order the president (who is hidden in an underground bunker) gives to the Secretary of Defense. The theme of the movie is different from the original, environmental vs nuclear bombs but the final message is the same. I do like how writers and director did not try to hammer home the point and let the film stand on its on merits. No bad language, no gory bloody scenes, OK for young children. I think I would give it 4 stars out of 4.