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plasmid303
07-03-2008, 01:17 PM
Here's the new trailer (played before Hancock), catch it before Fox takes it down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrzSu2zZk18

If it's taken down, just hit up youtube, there's like, 2 vids of this put up for every 1 taken down by Fox.

So what do you think? Keanu Reeves makes a serviceable Klaatu, but it still looks and sounds like Keanu Reeves. :lol

EDIT: Updated with a working youtube link.

Batty
07-03-2008, 01:20 PM
It looks pretty good. And I think Keanu will be fine as Klaatu. It's not like he has to show a lot of emotion.

SpawnFan
07-03-2008, 02:49 PM
It will be cool that because of this the original is probably gonna be released on Blu-Ray.

Les Walker
07-03-2008, 03:08 PM
Somehow misses something. Saw this at Hancock and was less than excited about it. And I am a HUGE fan of the original, so I need to see Gort to feel better. I know they must be holding him in check for a surprise or something. Hope they don't blow this. I have read the original short story, so I know the REAL ending...hope this is a good one. I am there regardless!

screamingmetal
07-03-2008, 03:22 PM
Somehow misses something. Saw this at Hancock and was less than excited about it. And I am a HUGE fan of the original, so I need to see Gort to feel better. I know they must be holding him in check for a surprise or something. Hope they don't blow this. I have read the original short story, so I know the REAL ending...hope this is a good one. I am there regardless!

I believe they show Gort at the very end.
You're right about something missing, this feels more epic then the original and the trailer also lacks the friendliness of Klaatu; here Keanu feels more alien.

But it's just a teaser trailer, hopefully the movie will be good.

-Super Hans-
07-03-2008, 03:32 PM
another for the $$$$$$$$$$$ remake of an old classic wtf is the point this movie will suck and probably make me hate the original after i see it

Les Walker
07-03-2008, 03:32 PM
Just caught that. Missed him entirely live at the theatre...

Lookie here!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/angremien/GORT1a.jpg

If anyone has a better quality scan, it would be appreciated. :D
Love old Gort! Fave movie robot! :rock

alphatyrant
07-03-2008, 03:43 PM
They've taken a true classic and now they're going to bugger it right up. I hate Hollywood.

EVILFACE
07-03-2008, 07:37 PM
Looks interesting.

jedibear
07-03-2008, 07:41 PM
Another entry in Hollywood's long slow crawl into total creative bankruptcy.

ZERO interest here. Love the original too much.

Batty
07-03-2008, 08:38 PM
Here's a link to the HD trailer. http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/thedaytheearthstoodstill/

Kathy Bates keeps her clothes on in this movie, right?

Sick Boy 82
07-03-2008, 08:49 PM
Here's a link to the HD trailer. http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/thedaytheearthstoodstill/

Kathy Bates keeps her clothes on in this movie, right?

Hahahaha! I think I'm gonna be sick. :monkey4

Looks a hell of a lot better than the travesty that was the "War of the Worlds" remake. This one actually looks really good! Can't wait to see Gort in action!!!!

creecher
07-03-2008, 09:01 PM
This looks good to me. Hollywood will probably play with it enough, to make only the title resemble the original, thus a new movie, leaving the original intact. Doesn't matter anyway, the original is a classic, and mucking around with the story isn't going to change that.

Not everything has to be new to be creative. The nostalgic movies, we all know and love, will always be that, to us that feel that way. The newer generation isn't that interested in researching old films. They want instant gratification. Bigger and better is best. Hollywood is just giving the public what it wants, and they're working to a younger audience and pulling them in. Hey, I'm old and I'll go and see it, or wait for the Dvd, but I want to see it. I'm definitely not going to turn my back on it because of whose in it, or how it's done.

The story is cool, and so will the film be.

piccolodaimaoh
07-03-2008, 09:38 PM
It looks interesting to me. I'll give it a chance. It had a very Close Encounters of the Third Kind feel to it with all of the scientists there watching the Klaatu lie detector test.

It will be interesting to see what more info they release, like a longer trailer.

JGouse0498
07-04-2008, 10:42 AM
I couldn't even finish watching the trailer because I got so disgusted!! I don't even think the filmmaker's even WATCHED the original!!

First, terrible casting with Keanu Reeves.

Second, the original hinged on a moral message that the galaxy strives to be peaceful and Mankind's barbarism coupled with nuclear power is a threat to the more advanced races. Shape up or you will be removed as a threat. That was the intention of Klaatu's visit.

So WTF is with the scenes of extraterrestrial attacks?!?!?! This is just another F'N War of the Worlds!!!!

There are some remakes which manage to be terrific, but this is one that is a steaming pile of CRAP!!!

Mooncat
07-04-2008, 11:52 AM
I don't even think the filmmaker's even WATCHED the original!!

They shouldnt have too should they ???




They are making their own interpretation ??? afterall they are not getting the colouring pens out on the 1951 version ???

Theres loadsa movies that inspire me why not pay a homage to them ?? ! or draw on them for your own interpretations of a narrative

Suppose Peter Jacksons "Lord of the Rings" was crap too ! cause it looked FA like Ralph Bakshi's animated version ?

or "Star Wars"

as that was nicked totally from Arthurian Legend

Or is it now instinct to assume its crap and trash it secretly hoping its gonna be good ?

Ultimate Weapon
07-04-2008, 12:11 PM
It's quite understandable for people to be apprehensive towards remakes - I completely understand. However, sometimes the remake simply needs to be seen on its own merits and not judged in regards to its predecessor. So I'm trying to look at this one with open eyes.

Considering that a lot of sci-fi films that get churned out are pretty lame, I'm excited about the prospect of this one and am willing to give it a chance. I'm actually a person who likes Keanu (in the right context) and I think the atmosphere of the cinematography shown in the trailer looks well conceived.

Here's hoping it turns out to be as entertaining as the original, even if it does not laboriously follow the original word for word.

JGouse0498
07-04-2008, 12:29 PM
They shouldnt have too should they ???




They are making their own interpretation ??? afterall they are not getting the colouring pens out on the 1951 version ???

Theres loadsa movies that inspire me why not pay a homage to them ?? ! or draw on them for your own interpretations of a narrative

Suppose Peter Jacksons "Lord of the Rings" was crap too ! cause it looked FA like Ralph Bakshi's animated version ?

or "Star Wars"

as that was nicked totally from Arthurian Legend

Or is it now instinct to assume its crap and trash it secretly hoping its gonna be good ?

Well if they're going to remake it, then yeah, they should at least stick to the premise of the original. It's not like I have a problem with the special effects or setting it in modern times. My problem with it is that it really looks as though they've completely changed the entire theme and message behind the original but slapped the same character names and title on it.

If they weren't trying to package it as a remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still and simply made it a brand-new science fiction thriller, then I'd say it looks damn good.

But it is NOT The Day the Earth Stood Still from what I just saw.

As for the comparisons between King Arthur and Star Wars, it's not the same because Lucas did not set Star Wars in England with a boy named Arthur who lead a group called the Knights of the Round Table. It took inspiration from the legend, and that's fine.

But that is not the case here as I explained above.



I'm actually a person who likes Keanu (in the right context) and I think the atmosphere of the cinematography shown in the trailer looks well conceived.

Given the right context, I like Keanu Reeves too. I felt he was well cast in The Devil's Advocate and The Matrix Trilogy. Even Point Break and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure were good matches for him. I just don't think he's right for Klaatu.

Ultimate Weapon
07-04-2008, 12:31 PM
or "Star Wars"

as that was nicked totally from Arthurian Legend


Indeed the thematic device of the epic hero and related struggles are nicked from such legends, as are all such tales (see Joseph Campbell), however narrative-wise Star Wars was nicked from Kurosawa's 'The Hidden Fortress', so much so that the purchase of the rights to the film were considered.

Ultimate Weapon
07-04-2008, 12:53 PM
Given the right context, I like Keanu Reeves too. I felt he was well cast in The Devil's Advocate and The Matrix Trilogy. Even Point Break and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure were good matches for him. I just don't think he's right for Klaatu.

So far I rather like the more detached messenger feel to the character. Our perceptions of extra-terrestrials today are considerably different from those in the 1950's. Either it will be interesting to have a more indifferent Klaatu, or it won't have the same emotional connection as a friendly, concerned Klaatu. I guess we'll see.

Rogue Trooper
07-04-2008, 01:36 PM
I like the look of it, might be a good sci-fi aimed at adults and i like keanu.

Sick Boy 82
07-24-2008, 05:42 PM
2 posters that look absolutely ^^^^ing amazing!!!! I am really excited to see how this remake turns out! Hopefully much, much better than War of the Worlds.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9154/daytheearthstoodstill1bw4.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4528/daytheearthstoodstill2bi6.jpg

Natrix
07-25-2008, 05:22 AM
I don't know about this...


Keanu Comes in Peace (Except for the Killer Nanobots): Keanu Reeves took to the Comic-Con stage to introduce a preview of The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the classic Robert Wise sci-fi tale about a messianic alien named Klaatu who says he's looking for peace but gets met with war (and, in the new one, Jennifer Connelly).

However, in this new one, the alien played by Keanu seems considerably more warlike himself. In the film's trailer, you get a glimpse of an interrogation scene, and the Comic-Con crowd got to see more. Realizing Keanu may be a threat, his interrogator hits the electric shock button—only to find the signal reverses back on him. Keanu takes his suit, and walks out, looking remarkably…Neo-like.

"In the original, Klaatu was a little warm and fuzzy," said Reeves, "I'm not that guy!"

Considering he seems to have deadly nanobot clouds that can eat football stadiums, we'd have to agree.

Reinhardt
07-25-2008, 06:16 AM
Interesting. Significantly more violent than the original, from the trailer... Let's see. Looks epic though, and looks like it WANTS to take itself seriously... let's hope I take it seriously.

Batty
10-30-2008, 02:15 PM
There's a new 5 minute trailer up. I'm still not totally sold on this movie yet.

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EVILFACE
10-30-2008, 02:27 PM
I think it looks pretty kewl.

plasmid303
10-30-2008, 05:54 PM
I'm looking forward to it. I don't know why, exactly. Perhaps I just have something for big-budget sci-fi flicks. Maybe because I'm fond of the original. Or maybe it's because I like Jennifer Connelly that much.

I'm just wary of one aspect: there are a lot of explosions, so I'm expecting action/sci-fi cg-fest, which would be a bit disappointing.

darthviper107
10-30-2008, 06:02 PM
I hope they keep good dialogue and the anti-war message.

Morbach
11-01-2008, 08:12 AM
This looks pretty good,I want to see it.

Krypto
11-01-2008, 09:20 AM
I think this looks pretty great. I like Keanu's delivery. Always been a fan. He gets a bad rap. He's a good actor. And it looks in keeping with the overall message of the original classic.

NASEDO
11-01-2008, 10:02 AM
Keanu has to be the worst actor of all time. Which is why this movie will stink, like every other remake. Does anyone have an original idea anymore?

CelticPredator
11-01-2008, 10:14 AM
Yeah, The Thing, and The Fly totally suck....:rolleyes:

Sachiel
11-01-2008, 11:43 AM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, too.

Don't forget that.

:D

Kuzeh
12-15-2008, 10:03 AM
So...
did anybody watched this?
It was OK, but with some major flaws...
personally what I hated the most were those stupid metal-like insects there was absolutely no need for that...

Anyone else saw this?

barryo
12-15-2008, 10:17 AM
saw it last night.........it was okay i suppose. the writing & storytelling for getting klaatu to change his mind about his original purpose he was there for was weak and a little too quick IMHO.

Sick Boy 82
12-15-2008, 10:41 AM
I liked the sphere ark things. I think he shoulda wiped the Earth. We deserve it for sure!

nash
12-15-2008, 12:14 PM
I've just renamed this film "The Day the Earth Wasted 2 Hours Of Their Life".

Terrible non-sense movie.

Darklord Dave
12-15-2008, 12:29 PM
It wasn't great, but not terrible either. Keanu at least was perfectly cast as an emotionless alien.

I wanted to strangle the kid though. And he's going to be the Karate Kid?

Effects were good - GORT was decent. Can't really recommend it, but perhaps it will encourage people to seek out the original.

EVILFACE
12-15-2008, 12:39 PM
Keanu Reeves was perfect. Gort looked awesome as well. But the movie was just blah.

The kid was awful. And why the interracial stuff? Was the father black and his wife white, both black, father white and wife black? I don't see the point in the kid being black other than having Will Smith's son in the movie (and I'm sure he will be forced into more films as well).

Sick Boy 82
12-15-2008, 12:40 PM
Jaden Smith should die a firey death after that acting aftermath!!

I thought the movie was good. Different enough from the original for me to not try and compare every little detail.

But I agree with this review for the movie:

Sunday Discussion: The Day the Earth Stood Still - Original vs Remake? (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/12/07/sunday-discussion-the-day-the-earth-stood-still-original-vs-remake/)

nash
12-15-2008, 12:57 PM
I also couldnt stand that little boy. I think Micah from Heroes would have done a way better job.

carbo-fation
12-15-2008, 12:59 PM
Movie was decent. I agree though, the kid was annoying.

Saya
12-15-2008, 03:59 PM
Reeves blows! He doesn't act, I don't think he knows how. He ruins everything he is in. Theres really no more to say to that.

The Ween
12-15-2008, 08:44 PM
Keanu Reeves was perfect. Gort looked awesome as well. But the movie was just blah.

The kid was awful. And why the interracial stuff? Was the father black and his wife white, both black, father white and wife black? I don't see the point in the kid being black other than having Will Smith's son in the movie (and I'm sure he will be forced into more films as well).

I can't remember for sure, but I don't think this is the first time he was cast as an interracial kid. That's happening alot these days.

I don't care much for him. He was on Ellen the other day and he's got an attitude. He'll always have parts because of his dad though. Will is misscast alot too.

Darklord Dave
12-16-2008, 12:15 AM
I didn't have a problem with the racial thing and it made it a bit easier for her to be the stepmom who is left with the kid. But they didn't set that up at all - it could have added dimension to both their characters.

I'd agree the kid from Heroes is a much better actor.

Vader AL
12-16-2008, 07:45 AM
speaking of re-makes, Amazon has The Omega Man(I Am Legend) on blu-ray for $14.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Man-Blu-ray-Charlton-Heston/dp/B001E8AMA0/ref=br_lf_m_1000254951_2_31_ttl?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=dvd&pf_rd_p=463623011&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000254951&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1W22Q5C25M6N7NHNZ1RG

Kuzeh
12-16-2008, 10:12 AM
I'd agree the kid from Heroes is a much better actor.

Ditto...
too bad his Daddy isn't as famous to pimp him into unwanted remake...
(I hope that Karate kid remake never gets done...)

IronFingaz
12-16-2008, 10:46 AM
I thought the movie was pretty good and Keanu was perfect in it. The rest of the cast was also really good but i thought it was weird the John Cleese part was so small. it was almost a blink-and-you'll-miss part. I would give it a 7/10.

Cocoboloboy
12-26-2008, 10:26 PM
Just saw it today I didn't enjoy it near as much as I thought I would. Pretty weak remake to me. And yeah, that kid was really annoying. Keanu I liked but the movie as a whole was a stinker.

The Ween
04-05-2009, 05:09 PM
If anyone cares, The Day the Earth Stood Still (remake) is out on disc on Tuesday. The original is packaged with it. At Best Buy you can get a free Gort figure with purchase.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat178400050008&type=category

plasmid303
04-05-2009, 06:27 PM
That's a great bonus item. Is this promotion in-store also or just online?

Darth Snoopy
04-05-2009, 07:14 PM
Didn't get a chance to see this in the theatres...I'll rent it on Tuesday. :D

The Ween
04-05-2009, 08:19 PM
That's a great bonus item. Is this promotion in-store also or just online?

Both. I'll probably just order it online since I don't have to pay shipping.