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Merrick yet again... As anticipated, this trailer is now available in all forms of Glorious QuickTime over at Apple. Shine Klaatu's Gortish robotic sidekick to go there!

Merrick again... Here's a YouTube of the trailer linked below. Lower quality, but infinitely faster.
Also, regarding Gort being in the film... Uncapie's script review of the remake (linked below) says that Klaatu has a machine called "Totem", which fulfills some of the same protective purposes as "Gort", but wasn't at all designed to evoke the bad ass 1951 robot. The last shot of this trailer suggests the film makers may've reconsidered their approach & incorporated a humanoid "Gort" counterpart. Hope it's not some kind of bait-and-switch. We'll let you know when an officialer/faster version of the trailer goes online. --- ORIGINAL ARTICLE FOLLOWS ---

Merrick here...
We've received many e-mails asking when this day would come... We'd heard rumors this trailer would be attached to prints of HANCOCK. Is it? No trailers whatsoever ran before the promotional screening I attended. We've wondered what kind of strange, twisted reality lead to Keanu Reeves assuming the role of one of Science Fiction cinema's most authoritative characters, and imagined what it would feel like when he did. We pondered if there was any point whatsoever in remaking a decidedly classic film - most of us summarily shat upon the notion. We read Uncapie's review of the script [HERE], which revealed a Gort-less project with an eco-friendly message which abolished many of the original film's conceits. And then we what end? And here are some answers. has posted the trailer for Scott Derrickson's remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, available in streaming video and several forms of Glorious QuickTime. Have our worst fears been realized? Or, is there any hope at all?


Presumably this will soon be released through other, less draggy channels. We'll update as soon as this occurrs.

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  • July 3, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    First!!! And, Yay!!


    I'm going to watch it right now to see if it sucks.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by brock landers baby


  • July 3, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    2nd or 5th or.. something weird and I dont care

    by MightyOs

    So there!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Is This Supposed to be Watchable


    Because I'm getting nothing. So far. It's taking forever, at any rate, to load the dang page.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Klaatu, barada..

    by rev_skarekroe


  • July 3, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    And The Site is in Some Strange Made Up Language


    Those aren't supposed to be real words, are they?

  • July 3, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    ditto, kevinwillis.

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    still spinning.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by solartaco3


  • July 3, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Still Downloading . . .


    I'll Comment On the Likely Suckness in 15 Minutes. ;)

  • July 3, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Looks like Spielbergs War Of The Worlds.

    by DerLanghaarige

  • July 3, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    pigphart is asleep at the switch

    by jimmy rabbitte porcine violations today.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    what language is that?

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    lots of Zs.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    I think this guy said it best on their talk back...

    by Alkeoholic77

    Po zwiastunie mam nadzieję na porządny remake

  • July 3, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I've Seen The First 40% of the Trailer


    Man, does it look like ass so far.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Keanu! Barata! Nicto!

    by Catbarf the 12th

    somebody had to, though it can't be original by now.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Hmm, seems to have abandoned the entire...

    by cool_britannia79

    ..spirit of the original movie in favour of The Day After Tomorrow II. Colour me unimpressed.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Maratony filmowe w Multikinie: mamy zaproszenia!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Now THAT'S what I call news!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by seabiscuits

    "klatuu, i have to tell you about the future of the matrix. bowling scores are way up, mini-golf scores are way down, i'm telling you it's excellent, now go catch those damn ex-presidents!"

  • July 3, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    60% So far, and It Looks Like 100% Ass


    But will I watch it on Netflix? Yes.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    What is that German?

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Funny story, so I'm sitting here waitin fot his foreign websit to load (I have high speed, so what the fuck?) then I have to wait just as god damn long for the actual trailer to load, and whadda ya know? I can't get the fucking thing to play, I d0n't even see anything resembiling "Keanu," "pompuss" "Douchebag" or "Reeves"

  • July 3, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Thought this was Gort-less?

    by cool_britannia79

    Last frame says no!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Hey, they stole those names from the guys

    by I Dunno

    in Return of the Jedi!<p>That website can't handle the load. Forget about it and try tonight or something.</p>

  • July 3, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Look! There's a Spotlight in the Trees!


    Keanu looks the same as ever. Jennifer Connely looks pensive. Kathy Bates looks completely out of place. This movie is going to flop.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    powróci do

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    Shannen Doherty powróci do "Beverly Hills, 90210"?

  • July 3, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    listen up haters!

    by 69DUDE

    Remakes are ALWAYS better than the originals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Does Jennifer Connely Teach Keanu How to Love?


    I'm afraid so.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    This was on Entertainment Tonight last night

    by Doctor Land

    It's mostly Keanu taking a polygraph mumbling ominous things. Tester:"Are you human?" Dude:"My body" Some spherical thing in the ocean. Bright lights over a church. Lotsa people standing around a big light a la CE3K. Meh

  • July 3, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    listen up Hollywood!

    by 69DUDE

    More remakes please!!!!!!! They are SO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    rozchodzą się

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    McGowan i Rodriguez rozchodzą się. Co dalej z "Barbarellą"?<p>i could do this all day.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    hey they beat aicn to the punch

    by seabiscuits

    Christian Bale nie chce Robina w "Batmanie"

  • July 3, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I've Seen The Whole Thing Now


    It doesn't look promising. "Are you here now?" "My body is." "Are you phoning it in?" "Damn straight." And the fate of the Earth is based on whether Jennifer Connely dies? What?<b><b>Love me some Gort, tho. That might get me into the theater.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Klatuu! listen to this dude klatuu, he knows what he's talking a

    by seabiscuits

  • July 3, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by 69DUDE

    Written By Akiva Goldsman.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Jesus fucking Christ I was right..

    by Alkeoholic77

    It's going to be in New York City. I have a great idea, how about they remake the movie Pride of the Yankees but have Lou Gherig play for the San Diego Padres!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by PezQ guessin a Polish site ?

  • July 3, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    They should give Gort nipples or flames.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Just to fuck with the audience.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by Fatdawg

    Another preachy movie made to reeducate my feeble mind! Thats right Hollywood, I need you to help me think for myself!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    pigphart5000 is gotham_night

    by MrScientist

  • July 3, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    They should give Jen Connelly nipples. And her old tits back.

    by 69DUDE

  • July 3, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Sounds like the perfect role for him

    by Samus Aran

    Finally an acting job he can pull off.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST


    by Papa Lazaru

    Pretty sure thats a Polish site . Not 100% sure though. Of course ,we all know that all the biggest Hollywood scoops come via Warsaw. Its been that way for years

  • July 3, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by Rickey Henderson

    Klaatu, who just looks a lot like Keanu Reeves, also looks very disappointingly like the John Constantine who also looked just like Keanu Reeves. This is a problem.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I'd like to teach Jennifer Connely

    by classyfredblassy

    To love my cock, Now fuck off.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Bill? Strange things afoot at the Circle K...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...why all the Keanu hate? I get that this is a big sci-fi remake movie that probably shouldn't be happening and I get that a Gort-less TDTESS is shite-personified but that's not Keanu's fault is it? Is the yak shit coming, aka 'Terminator: Salvation', or whatever the fuck its gonna be called Bale's fault? Keanu isn't a great actor but who gives a shit? For the most part, he's in enjoyable films and he does a passable job in my opinion.<p>So, seriously, why the hate? Not defending the guy...just curious as to why so much hate?

  • July 3, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    It was attached

    by Cpt. Arnoldo

    to my theatre's print of HANCOCK, saw this Tuesday night.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Seriously...edit button

    by Darth Macchio

    You know why....TAK!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Not Sure

    by DarthCorns

    i might give it a shot

  • July 3, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by Uncle_Pooch

    They think Keanu can play Sci-Fi just cuz he acts like a robot?

  • July 3, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by classyfredblassy

    From Visionary director Tim Story.....

  • July 3, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    It's just beeen done too many times.

    by I Dunno

    Wise aliens telling us to knock it off with the warfare shit, it's been so over-used since the original TDTESS. <p>It's like they're finally doing Neuromancer. Since that book was written, a dozen movies mined most of the ideas from it. We're running out of actresses to play bad ass black vinyl wearing vixens in sunglasses. Too little, too late.</p>

  • July 3, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    having not seen the original,

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    this doesn't look bad.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by cyrenaic

    From Google Translate: "The day on which stood the Earth" is a remake of the classic image of the SF 1951. When the ship lands on Earth space, humanity faces the first ever contact with envoys pozaziemskiej civilization. Warn you that in the case continue the policy of aggression, our species will be destroyed. Reżyseruje Scott Derrickson ( "Egzorcyzmy Emily Rose") screenplay by David Scarpy ( "last bastion"). In Poland, you see the film in January next year.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I'm not convinced...

    by Crow3711

    either way. It doesn't exactly have me on the edge of my seat waiting for it, but I don't think it looks awful. I'm not sure why Keanu gets to play every role exactly the same and still be a big deal, but the giant smoke attacking the stadiums, etc looks pretty cool. It's just going to have some terrible "save the planet" where they want us dead because we are killing Earth but in the end we realize our mistakes and lear to co-exist with our planet, which is disappointing. I'll probably still check it out.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Doesn't look bad

    by GregoryHarbin

    I can't say I've seen the original since I was nine, but this new movie looks cool. December's usually full of Ocsar-type films, it'll be nice to get a good sci-fi in the absence of Star Trek.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Its like the opposite of the Metropolis news

    by Larry of Arabia

    Nothing in there looks original or interesting.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    This Looks More Like a Sequel to the Happening


    Watch the trailer again and tell me I'm wrong.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Polish response to Keanu.

    by cyrenaic

    From Kazioo on the takback: Keanu is, therefore, such a style is suited to their specific roles. Not all actors are as uniwersalni Deep whether Cohen. For the Deep would be worse than Keanu as Neo ... Once it chooses roles for actors, because everyone has some uniqueness there. Keanu is fun but only in very narrow range. A film heralds a pretty good. Such bajeczka with tension. I think that will be around

  • July 3, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Turning a classic into a CGI shitfest

    by Nico Toscani

    Seriously. Why make this? The original is perfect. It's one of the greatest science fiction films ever made. I am so sick of remakes I could puke.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    New Title: The Stand Stillening


    This time, it's Keanu AND the plants!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I've got a bad feeling about this...

    by bobjustbob

    and not in a good way.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I saw Jennifer Connely

    by Series7

    and then I started falling asleep. I don't get her appeal.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Sorry, There's Just No Way This Could Be Good


    It was doomed from the get-go. Next, they remake Casablanca with Jack Black stepping into Humphrey Bogart's signature role, and Megan Fox or Jessica Alba taking on Ingrid Bergman's classic part.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    It looks a lot different from the original

    by I Dunno

    I don't remamber that much shit egtting blown up or Keanu telling some chick she has to die.<p>I'll be called an ADD Michael Bay fan but the original was pretty boring. It had a decent message at the end but it mostly consisted of Keanu's character hanging out with a kid and asking him all these questions about earth. And then a long ass monolog at the end. </p>

  • July 3, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Yep. The HAPPENING meets SIGNS meets WotW

    by bobjustbob

    meets INDEPENDENCE DAY meets MONKEY BOY.<p>Hopefully they'll at least include a funny monkey sidekick.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by thegreatwhatzit

    CGI mutes the message. And, unlike the anti-war tract of the original, the political diatribe will be belabored (Hollywood worship of the hypocritical energy guzzler, Al Gore). The concluding speech of Robert Wise's original still reverberates (Earth's infectious corruption)--it always will. What's the point of this lame echo?

  • July 3, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Connely : If doesn't appeal to you:

    by classyfredblassy

    http://www.travelingthephilippines.c om/connely.jpg

  • July 3, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    I don't know what will

    by classyfredblassy

    Ok maybe you like John Stamos? Now fuck off!

  • July 3, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Keanu should be in T4 as a robot!


    Sheesh this guy just doesn't seem to improve over a lump of fucking wood! D'you think he was offended they cast him because of his distinctly alien(read shit) delivery or more likly he was honoured because he thinks they cast him as a supreme intelligence!<P>Looks like I am Legend mixed with WofTWorlds. Yawn

  • July 3, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by SilentP

    I don't think he's saying the fate of the Earth depends on Jennifer Connely. He's saying that if the Earth dies, mankind dies, but if mankind dies, the Earth will live. <br><Br> The trailer looks decent, I think people are just dying to hate this thing because it's a remake of a classic. The trailer does not look better than the original movie, and there's no way the movie will be - it might not even be close. But it could still be a good movie. I don't think remakes are such a bad thing when they don't suck, but they should really only be made if you really think you have a different, interesting approach to the material. If that's what was behind this movie, then even if it sucks it was at least a little worth it, but if it was just about making money, then yeah, it's a stupid idea.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by Nico Toscani

    You are an ADD Michael Bay fan. Go watch your DVD of Armegeddon.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    one of my favorites.<p>great googly moogly.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    The Day The Earth Should Still 2: The Suckening

    by LaserPants

    Can't wait for the multi-million dollar remake of 2001: A Space Odyssey featuring Paris Hilton and some rapper.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Looks allright

    by masteryoda007

    nuff said

  • July 3, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Somehow a link to actual file...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...speeds up the whole process<p> try this... hope it helps

  • July 3, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I am, however

    by SilentP

    sick of movies where aliens tell humanity to get along and be good or they'll kill everyone. Aliens who prefer to commit mass genocide rather then try to let humanity work out its own problems would be, plain and simple, evil. Not wise or benevolent. Murdering everyone makes them just as bad if not worse than humanity itself.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Oh, dear

    by DennisMM

    I'd thought this production fell apart. Don't know why. Just thought it had. It had to sink under the weight of its own pretentiousness, right? Guess not.

  • July 3, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    hey Jim

    by kwisatzhaderach

    how about releasing an Avatar trailer so we can actually have something to look forward to?

  • July 3, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    "Do You Feel Pain?"

    by LaserPants

    "Uhh, no science dude, I'm too stoned. Plus uh, I'm like, the uh, One and stuff. Also, I uh no kung-fu. Uh. Uhhhhhhhhhhhh. Huhhuh. Fu."

  • July 3, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Oh fuck off, Nico Toscani

    by I Dunno

    Don't be so predictable with your petty insults. The movie had a good message but there was a helluva lot of filler in between.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Klaatu's mission

    by DennisMM

    Actually, in the original Klaatu says that his interstellar confederation doesn't care if any planet destroys itself. That is the business of that planet. But if they take the aggression offworld and threaten the safety of the larger galaxy/universe, the Gort robots will reduce the planet to ash. Which is a bit tough on the non-human species, but does end the immediate problem.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    next up Keanu plays Morphius in Matrix remake

    by g-ride9000

    its call the the rematrix.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    did smoky from lost just eat that truck?

    by postalpez

    did smoky from lost just eat that truck?

  • July 3, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I was going to dismiss the mere idea of a

    by peterhengl

    Remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" as blasphemous, but in all honesty, this trailer looks like the filmmaker has had some interesting ideas. Consider me cautiously curious.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Some Movies They Just Shouldn't Try To Remake

    by Real Deal

    This could be a really cool remake however as always happens the director wants to change it not enhance it. Big mistake. The original has more than stood the test of time. So what makes these yahoos think they have a better spin? They could have made a movie based on the same principles and ideas with better FX and a chance to go more indepth but oh no. We couldn't do that could we. Oh well.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    The Happening 2: I Know Kung-Fu

    by aceattorney


  • July 3, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    You know...

    by fzammetti

    I just watched the trailer, and for me, if you take the same tact as I took with the recent Andromeda Strain remake, which is to forget that the title and underlying story is from a classic work on sci-fi goodness, I don't think it looks all that bad. I'm actually interested after watching the trailer, and I was most definitely NOT interested before then. No, I don't expect it to be a classic... no, I don't expect it to be even remotely on the level of the original... but if you just detach in your mind the original from this, pretend the original simply doesn't exist, then for me, the trailer makes me interested at least... just like The Andromeda Strain... it wasn't great, heck it was just OK, but I found myself forcing my brain to pretend there never was an original and all of a sudden it was much more watchable... still flawed in many ways, but better. Same thing here I suspect. By the way, I actually like the "You should let me go" line... I think Keanu actually delivered it well and it looks to be a good scene.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by Kentucky Colonel

    Somebody is going to get canned over this one. <p> AND RIGHTLY SO!!! <p> Looks like a remake in name only. What's next...Hanna Montana as Alta in "Disney's Forbidden Planet"? Please god....NOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by g-ride9000

  • July 3, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I demand a remake of Tobor The Great

    by hank henshaw

    Just make Tobor a CG character this time, not some guy in a clunky costume.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by bacci40

    aint gonna see it

  • July 3, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    The Original Was Absolutely Flawless IMHO

    by NoHubris

    These are just enormous shoes for any filmmaker to fill.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Looks really good

    by nathan0774

    Give it a chance... I don't believe they would desecrate the original. It may not be quite as good... but it won't desecreate... I have that much faith.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    looks pretty good

    by theneonsamurai

    seriously, it's a movie. can't we all just get along.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    The Day The Earth said Woaaah

    by palewook

    still not sold on this

  • July 3, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    god help me....that looks like something I'd watch...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I WANT to hate it and be cool like Fonzie...but I kind of want to see it....

  • July 3, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    CGI is neccessary in this case

    by terry1978

    The f/x from back then are what they if this same scenario took place in this day and age, the shit that goes down as well as the technology used by the alien would look a tad more advanced.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    No Gort!!!!

    by Frankenbastard

    No Gort and an eco-friendly message = none of my money. As if we all get along on the planet now so the eco thing is better subject matter? How does that affect an alien world? How about sticking to the original movie where we all still hate and fear each other. There isn't even any reason to remake the film in the first place. Hope it tanks at the box office.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The Day The Dialogue Was Horrible...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Yeesh! I could have written that dialogue on the toilet. And I don't write good dialogue on the toilet. Usually.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Why does Hollywood hate Robert Wise?

    by judderman

    What has that guy done to deserve the posthumous desecration that Hollywood has committed against him? First we had Jan de Bont's execrable remake of "The Haunting". Then that godawful "Andromeda Strain" mini. Soon we'll have Keanu effing Reeves gormlessly aping Klaatu in "The Day the Earth Stood Still", and after that, JJ bloody Abrams's "new" first Star Trek movie.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    The Script

    by Scytherius

    As usual it all comes down to the script. From what I hear I'm not impressed but, well, will wait and see.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    the keanu hate

    by bobbywatts

    i think it comes from him generaly coasting for entire career playing himself over and over, putting him in some geek bait and shoving him in our face because he was in a decent movie called the matrix 10 years ago. thanks. oh and if you dont understand the appeal of jennifer connely, then klaatu, barrata, your gay.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    looks like pureed ass

    by Aquatarkusman

    an abomination

  • July 3, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Pureed ass=Bitter!

    by DaBUU

  • July 3, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Wow, this is going to be stupid...

    by Judge Briggs

    But as long as Klaatu has a wacky sidekick like Shia LeBeouf, I am down!

  • July 3, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    "Give it a chance, you bad persons!" Yeah, right.

    by Uncapie

    Have any of you read the original short story, "Farewell To the Master?" the template of the original story? And how can you improve on Mr. Robert Wise's work(Winner of 4 ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST DIRECTOR whose films have garnished 80 AWARDS in other catagories!) Yeah, this movie needs to be remade. Warner's remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was a big hit last summer too. Blink and you missed it which is the same way this film will go. Development just doesn't get it. Just because a studio owns the rights to a classic, doesn't mean it has to be remade for the unwashed masses. The public is not stupid. Then again, there is that element out there where people have got to stop peeing in the gene pool.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    The original was fascist propaganda...

    by Raymar

    and I'm sure this will be too, but it did look very impressive.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Keanu gets more shit than he deserves

    by ChocolateJesus

    "i think it comes from him generaly coasting for entire career playing himself over and over" You could and should say the same thing about Morgan Freeman. Keanu Reeves picks some cool roles, which is more than I can say for a lot of supposedly "great" actors, and is a major mark of an actor's integrity. And he's not THAT bad an actor, people blow it out of proportion.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Not the horror of horrors I was expecting

    by drewlicious

    In terms of tone I'm intrigued and they have me semi-intrigued on whether or not Keanu can pull this off. Detachment is kind of his bread and butter. Now if they switch it up from the enivronmentalist crap and keep Gort in there somewhere they might be able to sell me a ticket.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    I wish that remakes would...

    by bobjustbob

    honored the intent/spirit of the original instead of simply trying to leverage name recognition. RIP Robert Wise.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Well I'll have my balls twisted and put on a stove!

    by saggyballsack

    Now that's cool news!

  • July 3, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Having seen the original. Only the main theme is still there

    by Damien Chowder

    I downloaded the original after learning that this was a remake. Judging by this trailer it's basically a 90% different take on the original. But saying that they probably would have made the original like this if they had the resources back then. And you have to take in mind even the original was taken from a short story so we can't really complain.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't it be funny if the Necronomicon were in it?

    by DerLanghaarige

    The Day The Earth Stood Still And Got Taken Over By The Army Od Darkness Until A Guy With A Chainsaw As A Hand Accidently Saved Us All. Groovy.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by One Nation Under Zod

    I know kung fu?

  • July 3, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    "anyone notice that the circular space ship shot has been lifted

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I was thinking it looked too interesting to be in this film.

  • But...YEAH! Pretty much...I said 'em.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Fascist propaganda?

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    How so? Is it a fascist move to stop Iran and North Korea developing Nuclear weapons and providing the flashpoint for a third World War? Well if you're Iranian or North Korean maybe.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by Yeti

    me likey.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Robert Wise is alive

    by matineer

    In response to a poster above. I doubt he would comment on remakes, though.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Robert Wise

    by matineer

    Sorry, IMDB says he died in 2005. Great director.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Looks like Shamalamadingding shite.

    by fiester

    Did he direct this dog? Will the trees attack us again?

  • July 3, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The Kid--Isn't that Will Smith's kid?

    by MJAYACE

    Maybe he's GORT? Or is he just a token insertion?

  • July 3, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Robert Wise passed away in 2005

    by bobjustbob

    Google is your friend.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the link Classfredblassy!

    by MRJONZ72

    Nuff said!

  • July 3, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST

    link to "Farewell to the Master" short story

    by bobjustbob

  • July 3, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Michael Rennie is rolling over in his grave

    by Art Pennington

    Sometimes, certain films SHOULD NOT have a remake

  • July 3, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by JaPra

    Exactly what's going on with the character he's playing. His character is inhabiting a foreign entity and thus his reactions are distant, his mannerisms decidedly non-human-like in their responses and familiarity.<br><br> I'm no Keanu apologist, but like his role in the Matrix films, they made a good choice using him in this one This new role requires minimal efforts at emoting which only helps him perform Klaatu better.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    by PedroM

    Number of people in TB who saw the original movie raise your hands! <br/ Yeah, thought so!

  • July 3, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST


    by RevengeOfJobu

    Not sure what everyone is crying about. Looks pretty cool to me...

  • July 3, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I instantly lose interest

    by Bricktops hammer

    When Keanu is in a movie. He ruined Coppola's Dracula in my opinion. A movie that could have been perfect (Winona was a little shaky, too)

  • July 3, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I love Jennifer Connelly

    by stuatfunnyordie

    and I love Keanu, just not in the same actually looks pretty cool, when Keanu is in the right movie in the right part(Bill and Ted, Matrix, Constantine), he nails it, when he's not (Dracula, whatever that movie was with Diane Keaton), pure suckage. I think he'll own this.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    /raises hand

    by Atomica

    yes i saw the first one when i was a child, on some scifi like masterpiece theater tyoe show where every week there was another classic scifi movie. i remember loving it and being intigued by it, just as i am with this one.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    "Klaatu Barada Whoa!"

    by disfigurehead

    looks like ass.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by DennisMM

    Klaatu as a walk-in is an interesting idea. While it's been done in a number of sf films the last 20 years, it's always nice to point out to viewers that an alien is not likely to look like a human. As for Keanu, his detachment usually strikes me as a detachment from his own brain rather than a detachment from those around him, but YMMV.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by Bricktops hammer

    I like it. Maybe Rachel Weisz? Johnny Depp? (I literally think you could replace Depp for Keanu in all his movies and make them better, even Matrix)

  • July 3, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    We're sorry, this video is no lobger available

    by ATARI


  • July 3, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    That was Gort at the end of the trailer

    by terry1978

  • July 3, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Stop playing my emotions you emotionless fuck!

    by ltgalloway

    I was all set to hate this, but this new trailer is making it harder to stand by my knee jerking. If they don't have Gort at this point I'll feel better and fall back on my original feeling.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I still love Bill&Ted's better half...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Let's see, dofus, surf cop, bus protector, Hell AWOL, geek Jesus, and now alien Capt Buzzkill?<p>I'm down.

  • July 3, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    I've loved the original since I was a child...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ....but I love the short story more. And the two are not the same story. Close, but decidedly different angles, and a BIG difference in the ending. So maybe what we have here is a remake of the short story, not the movie. Kinda like that, ohh, whazzizname - "Frankensomething"? Keanu - who gives a shit, really? I'm with JaPra on this one. When Jeff Bridges did it in "Starman", he was fucking great. I also love weirdo cover versions of "classic" rock songs. Somethin' wrong with that? If the original's got enough juice, there's a lotta wiggle room, y'know? Quit treating this stuff like it's the fucking bible, people......

  • July 3, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I know

    by Series7


  • July 3, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    doesn't look completely terrible...

    by JimCurry

    but trailers are deceiving, lying bitches sometimes...

  • July 3, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Even if this could be good it would be bad

    by Sparhawk38

    Leave the freaking classics alone! For the love of God, studios, pull your heads out of your asses and gain some perspective. Rip it off if you must, but do NOT suck the life out of classics like this! Have an original thought! Take a risk! If you love it, leave it alone. Do you just see the heritage of past films as a big bloated tit filled with cash. If you go to see this piece of illconceived money grabbing...check your souls at the door. Maybe that was too much. I don't care... "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" "I am now leaving for no raison!" Futurama rules.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    This will make 150 million domestic.

    by V'Shael

    Based on the publics love of that woodpecker Keanu. <p> I predict he will be nominated for a Razzie.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    the original had Aunt Bee

    by Groothewarrior

    you cannot recast Aunt Bee, it is an abomination to everyone in Mayberry!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    never seen the original

    by Cedar_Room

    but this didn't seem too bad. And maybe we'll at last find the right role to employ and easily explain Keanu's wooden acting style.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    if i was the studio, i wouldve removed that pos too

    by bacci40

    this never shouldve gotten made...end of story

  • July 3, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    God Keanu blows.

    by HoboCode

    Other than that this looks somewhat interesting.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Cautiously Curious

    by rogueleader66

    Is what I am with this. The original is one of my favorite sci-fi movies, and when I heard they were doing a remake i was totally against it. After watching the trailer I will say I am curious. I am not a Keanu hater, I feel he has been average to once in a while above average in everything he has done, though I still have concerns with him taking this classic role. I will see this, but I am not going to go into it thinking it can in any way top the original, so hopefully I won't come away too dissapointed.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    by cgccomics

    Will Billy "BUD" Gray make a cameo?

  • July 3, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    For those who have not seen the original

    by rogueleader66

    If you plan to see this remake, hell even if you don't, rent the original, it's classic sci-fi.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly sure dresses up pretty:

    by classyfredblassy m/galleries/actress/jennifer-connelly/pictures/jennifer-connelly-picture-1.jpg

  • July 3, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    not as bad as i thought it would look

    by Conans Sword

    not sayin it looks like a classic or anything but im quietly optimistic, ill give it a chance

  • July 3, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by Bricktops hammer

    I still really love the movie but man Keanu stunk "I know where the baastaad sleeps" yeesh Never saw Sirens, good?

  • July 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Tara Fitzgerald

    by Bricktops hammer

    She def looks the part (back then at least). She's smokin hot too

  • July 3, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Michael Rennie was THE SHIT as "THE KEEPER" in L.I.S.

    by Kentucky Colonel

    You bubble-headed boobie!

  • July 3, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    '78 Body Snatchers Was Very Good

    by Aquatarkusman

    But the social commentary of the first, plus Kevin McCarthy greatest freakout in movie history puts the original over the top.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I've only seen one scene from the original...

    by eXcommunicated

    I've only seen one scene from the original. But whatever. Hollywood has been making remakes for 80 years. Is everyone aware that "The Wizard of Oz" with Judy Garland is a remake of a vaudeville play musical and a silent-era motion picture? <br> Anyway, this doesn't look half bad. Color me interested. Will probably see it.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    78 Body Snatchers

    by MRJONZ72

    yeah I remember that dog with the human face creeped the hell out of me. I know they didnt have PG-13 back then, but that me if rerated should be PG-13 though it was too intense/disturbing for a PG not to mention a booby shot..he we hardly get a booby shot in PG-13 anymore..Damn PG movies with booby shots - memories!

  • July 3, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by Clumzor

    I hate it when they make it so advanced technological alien civilizations never had rough spots in their history. Apparently they jumped directly from pond scum to perfume farting angelic beings without all the dirty strife in between. And of course they have an illogical interest in all the lower life forms on the planet that's never explained beyond humans being solidified evil and nature being pure and good. At least in the original the alien's interest was purely out of them not wanting the humans getting in the way of their business. They could have cared less if humanity destroyed their insignificant planet.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Script for Day Earth Stood Still

    by Muaddib64

    I have read the script and found it very lackluster at best. **** Minor Spoilers Ahead **** The central theme instead of nuclear weapons, as in the Wise version, it deals more with Global warming and man's mismanagement of the planet...(You've got to be kidding me)As for the appearance of Gort. It is more like a spider and only appears in one scene. **** End of mild spoilers. Why can't Hollywood just leave the great alone? What's next? A remake of JAWS?

  • July 3, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

    by Sans Souci

    Looks like Keanu Barada Nikto didn't get here in type to avoid the Giant Brains' stupefaction rays. Hopefully the alien menace will be defeated by a lone human's imagination--becoming trapped in a world of gaping plot holes and spelling errors! <p> Looks like they went overboard with the alien threat. At least the original pretty much left most of the menace to human fear and misunderstanding...and one cycloptic robot with a talent for disintegration.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Alternate Link Here

    by LittleDudes

  • July 3, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    by LittleDudes

  • July 3, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Type for time!

    by Sans Souci

    Guess I've been hit by said stupefaction rays. <p> Now where's that Mr. Brainly from London? I hear he's a shocking cad.

  • July 3, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by Bricktops hammer

    They already remade Jaws. Sam Jackson got eaten

  • July 3, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Dear Hollywood: Stop it with the Eco-Friendly Themes

    by Freakemovie

    We get it! It's gone from mildly interesting to annoying as hell in about six seconds. Now I hear even Avatar has a "save the environment" theme behind it. Give me a freaking break.

  • July 3, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by bobjustbob

    Had to be said. (again)

  • July 3, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Stop destroying yourselves....or we'll kill you all

    by drewlicious

    The global warming threat doesn't make any sesne. How can humanity destroying itself be of any concern to a superior race? The cold war theme made sense in the original, what if one day in the future our wars pull them in too? Makes sense. Why go with the environmentalist theme when we have a perfectly good war on terror to use as subtext?

  • July 3, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    No tension, no suspense, no nothing...

    by Grinning White Skull

    Drab and unappealing. Even the music sucked.

  • July 3, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    No Gort?????????????

    by Norm3

    How dumb could they be to not include Gort. I want a Gort that even looks almost the same. Bad move!

  • July 3, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    As stated above

    by skimn

    The earth has been around for a kagillion years. If we mess up the environment to the point that the planet becomes uninhabitable, we kill ourselves off as a species, and the earth will adapt and survive. How that is an intergalactic threat, I'll never know.

  • July 3, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by ThomasServo

    Looks a lot better than I was expecting. I have no great attachment to the original.

  • July 3, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Trout Mask Replicant--

    by Raymar

    The original is a fascist propaganda because the stated policy of Klaatu's people is the immediate extermination of any race deemed inferior because they don't accept the totalitarian rule of genocidal Gort robots.

  • July 3, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    seems OK to me...

    by cifra

    ... and a good aproach to a really camp original.

  • July 3, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Eco theme?!! WTF?!!

    by Damien Chowder

    I didn't know that has taken over from nuclear weapons! WHAT THE FUCK! SHIT! The original movie was meant to teach man to make good and stop killing each other!<BR> Now it's GLOBAL FUCKING WARMING!!! FUCK THIS SHIT! Tomorrow I will drop more litter just to counteract my seething rage! If it really turns out to be this bastardized then I will shit in the mouth a nun! FUCK! It's ok to nuke eachother but don't pollute!? FUCK YOU!!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    by cgccomics

    Will Billy "BUD" Gray make a cameo?

  • July 3, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Well at least we have...

    by Reznik

    The original to watch.

  • July 3, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    The Original was a Remake...

    by KidCthulhu

    The original movie was just a sci-fi remake of the story of Jesus. Keanu has a bit of a complex, me thinks...

  • July 3, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Global warming and terrorism...

    by TiVo1138

    are today's Atomic/Soviet Paranoia. Using global warming is perfect if you're going to update The Day the Earth Stood Still. I'm interesting in seeing this.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by msspurlock

    If it's just propaganda, why steal a classic name? They could've been honest and called it "Hollywood Eco-Brain Fart" and it would've been a hit with the drivel-lapping hippies.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Gort is at the end of the trailer

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Who else would that be?

  • July 3, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Amazing that no one talks about "Stranger From Venus."

    by Uncapie

    Made in 1954, directed by Bill Balaban in England. Even had Patricia Neal in it.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    That is 'ol laser-beamin' Gort

    by skimn

    at the end. Still not enough to get me in the theater though. Look for DVD rental March '09.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Raymar, but if you remember what Klatuu said..

    by Uncapie

    ...he stated that it was a system that worked for them, but not necessarily would it work for another planet. He wasn't forcing Earth to adpot his ways, just don't fly out to the outer planets and threaten us or we'll obliterate you. Basically, come in peace or we'll turn your Earth into a burned out cinder if you come with force. Also, Google 1951 flying saucers over the White House. Very wild stuff there.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Eco-Torture Porn

    by JackieJokeman

    Double feature this with The Happening. Somewhere an enviromental activist is hoping the human race is decimated (except for himself of course) and is jerking off to this movie.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Keanu acts like a stuffed animal

    by AhnoldsBicep

    Good trailer. Wonder what Keanu's like in real life, I mean not acting... still a monotone fuck? Ted Theodore Logan displayed the range of his talents it seems. Still, the trailer makes we want to see more.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    That Looks Great!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Nice work!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    keanu reeves costume

    by jacksparness

    why is it that i see reeves in a black tie, white shirt, black suit combo in nearly every movie?

  • July 3, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Gotta admit...

    by SergioGiorgini

    ...the trailer doesn't look bad, but then usually only THE most steaming piles or dogshit make bad trailers. Going to reserve judgement on this until the reviews hit, as if it's done properly it could be the nuts. I agree that Keanu could be perfect for this. As in I also agree that sometimes he looks as if someone left a prop in centre screen.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    "I, am a C - G - I...alien!"

    by joe90025

    The price we pay for An Inconvenient Truth keeps getting higher and higher.

  • July 3, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • July 3, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    "What's with the little Boondocks kid in the trailer?"

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Add to Friends, you said: "Is he there to appeal to the "urban" demographic and provide smart aleck comments." Just an FYI: that's Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, playing Jacob, the 8-year old stepson of Jennifer Connelly.<p>TO be honest, I had totally forgotten he was even in this. I don't think he's in there for the urban smart aleck contingent, but given everything else that's so groan inducingly wrong about this remake, my fear is that he IS only in there to add to the overall political correctness of this entire fiasco...

  • July 3, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I'd be more apt to see this if....

    by alienindisguise

    Keanu wasn't in it..jeez, that dude can't act for shit!!!!

  • July 3, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Original was NOT Fascist

    by tk 421

    Anyone who says it was is and always will be a dumb fucking retard who's never seen the original movie. Or they just love nuclear weapons and then, you're still a retard. And I totally hate the fucking environment. Fucking people who care about are such pussies. I'm gonna hop in my Ford Excursion and drive across country this weekend throwing fucking styrofoam out my window because this eco shit is so stupid. Anyone who cares about the environment is a fascist fuck who only wants to control my mind. Don't believe the hype, pollute all you want!!! Fucking enviro-fascists.

  • July 3, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    LOL ~no longer available

    by Aethyrr

    I can't believe I click an article about a Keanu Reeves movie.. I must be REALLY bored..

  • July 3, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    ¨officialer¨ = furiouser and fastriouser

    by Ray Gamma

    The Death The Earth Stood Fastriouslier

  • July 3, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I never typed ¨death¨

    by Ray Gamma

    i swear

  • July 3, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm!!

    by flickchick85

    I like Connely, hate Keanu, hate these kind of remakes, but we need more Jon Hamm in movies dammit, so I'll be there.

  • July 3, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by REDD

    This is your fucking wake up call! Agent!

  • July 3, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    it doesn't look HORRIBLE

    by Greenleaf1

    but i don't see how it'll end up being any good. i like keanu reeves at times but he's wrong for this role.

  • July 3, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by The Reef

  • July 3, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    For the Keanu naysayers, something to remember...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    For all the people bagging on how bad Keanu will be as Klaatu (and based on the trailer and that interrogation scene it already feels like he'll be playing the dazed stoner alien who comes to Earth to say "Dudes, don't pollute!") keep this thought in mind. The person who initially tried to develop a remake through his production company and wanted to be Klaatu, since he's a big self-confessed sci-fi film fan...<P>...Was Tim Allen. Though to his credit, as I seem to recall, Allen wanted to play it straight to prove he could do more than comedy.

  • July 3, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    'nother link

    by BongoBox

  • July 3, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    About that DOG

    by j_difool

    I've already seen this, so NAH-NAH! But I hope you assholes realize there's probably nothing at all about a DOG in this film... It's fucking FOG !! Gort has been updated to NANO-FOG! Beware the grey slime !

  • July 3, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by thegreatwhatzit

    Sucked big time. Special effects compromised the patchy script. The '56 original succeeded as a result of its non-cosmetic appeal: flawless direction, performances, et al (a simple kiss, for God's sake, was a catalyst for the film's most impacting shock). The '78 remake turned the original's strengths into weaknesses, losing all subtlety. As for THE THING; the Carpenter remake was better? Dumb. The original functioned on a non-visceral level (i.e. the circumvention of violence; everything was deliberately hidden in shadow). Carpenter's THING was similarly impressive though it negotiated a polar vision; carnage so graphic that it was pretty much abstract (Universal later admitted that their Ivory Tower brass gauged the film as "pornographic"!). Personally, I think both versions of THE THING kicked ass. As for the DAY/EARTH remake, it's appears to be a lame echo of the original. I admire Jennifer Connelly--conceding to a breast reduction because her cans earned more attention than her acting aptitude. She'll be acting for another quarter of a century. Pam Anderson's "fame" concluded centuries ago; now she's the "new Edy Williams" (a parasitic p.r. whore). As for Robert Wise, check-out his wonderful BODY SNATCHER with Boris Karloff and Henry Daniell (the film was considered rather provocative during its original release)--performances fuel the movie. Wonder when some asshole will remake this classic?

  • July 3, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Wise's "Body Snatcher" they tried, greatwhatsit.

    by Uncapie

    About ten years ago, they had Brian De Palma attached to direct at the new RKO they were trying to get off the ground. Thank God, that it never did! Then again, I tried pitching them a contemporary version of "The Enchanted Cottage," and the woman in charge said, "Is that one of ours?" Scary, to say the least!

  • July 3, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Wise's "Body Snatcher" they tried, greatwhatsit.

    by Uncapie

    About ten years ago, they had Brian De Palma attached to direct at the new RKO they were trying to get off the ground. Thank God, that it never did! Then again, I tried pitching them a contemporary version of "The Enchanted Cottage," and the woman in charge said, "Is that one of ours?" Scary, to say the least!

  • July 3, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm IS 'Kingdom Come' Superman

    by wilsonfisk89

    He is the spitting image. F Brandon Routh.

  • July 3, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by thegreatwhatzit

    "Scary" is the operative word. De Palma was tagged to a BODY SNATCHERS remake (shudder)??; it would have been another blood bath (the Legion of Decency branded the original movie with a B-rating ["Morally objectionable in part for all"] because of the "violent" content!). Who could possibly substitute for Karloff (Cabman Gray is, disputably, the best performance of his career). And who could substitute for the very underrated Henry Daniell? I sincerely wish you best of luck with THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE (the "new" RKO notwithstanding). Take care, amigo.

  • July 3, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I know i'm not the first to say this...

    by robotdevil

    But seriously... this "cashing-in on well known titles while totally disrespecting the original" thing is getting really tiresome, and kind of depressing.

  • July 3, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Gore Verbinski's PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

    by wilsonfisk89

    Starring Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox, and Jaden Pinkett-Smith

  • July 3, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST's gone

    by googamooga

    I waited all day (can't watch vids on the crappy work computer) only to come home and find it's been pulled. Any mirrors anywhere?

  • July 3, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Good trailer, stop sipping the haterade, AICN

    by TallBoy66

    Keanu, from those clips, works as an otherworldly space dude...mainly because he always sounds like an otherworldly space dude anyway, so might as well roll with it. Other stuff: Jennifer Conelly is a good actress and very hot, shit getting torn to shreds looks cool, and mutha-fuckin GORT muthafuckas!! Actually think this may turn out alright.

  • July 3, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Thy link for trailer...

    by WIBoomer1

  • July 3, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    One of the huge stupid flaws of the original

    by zekmoe

    which I own and have seen dozens of times over the years, is when they show the 2 guards behind a saw horse "guarding" the ship and night, and no one is near, looking or trying to get to the saucer. "Yes, a spaceship has landed in NYC, but there's a sale at Sephora. Which to attend?"

  • July 3, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Bozo kacked it today...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Larry Harmon, 1925-2008... Top THAT, Keanu!

  • July 3, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Glorious QT

    by RumpleWho

  • July 3, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Just Saw It Before Hancock - In HD

    by BojTrek

    I just saw the trailer before Hancock in Rosemont, IL... on the all-digital (I think the are all digital theaters). Muvico Theaters are really great. The preview looked great during the destruction scenes. And Hancock blows away Indy IV.

  • July 3, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    That interview had "Misterrr Anderrsonnnn" written ALL over it!

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

  • July 3, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    ...and the big sphere on the ground reminded me of STARMAN.

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

  • July 3, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    If the movie blows, I will be bored....

    by TVguy4566

    If I skip the movie all together, the movie will still blow.<br><br> I don't think "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is really a remakable film to begin with. But I am already tired of the disaster/sci-fi film with a global warming message movies already. Besides, the general theme of this movie has been overdone by every Twilight Zone clone series that it is too cliche at this point.

  • July 4, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    I was convinced...

    by Veraxus

    that this movie was going to be a huge pile of shit, but now I'm actually really looking forward to it. The only thing that concerns me is the shot of the little kid. Little kids are generally a bad sign for any movie that looks like it may try to play it straight and serious since it generally means the filmaker is trying to reach out to a younger audience, and that in turn means the movie won't play it straight and serious - which, based on this trailer, it wants to be. There's a lot of awesomeness potential, but also a lot of fuck-up potential. I'm so torn!

  • July 4, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Well I'll be translatin' some Yeti

    by shran

    Looks Great! Actually I liked the trailer. I like to see shit get blowed up. Blowed up real good. And Gort! C'mon! They have what is supposed to be a life sized recreation of Gort at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle. He was a big mother fucker.

  • July 4, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And I love Keanu! This will be a great motion picture.

  • July 4, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Robert Wise...

    by codymr

    is rolling in his grave.

  • July 4, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Haters are trying too hard on this one

    by random dude

    Because this trailer kicked them in the balls and slapped them on the head.

  • July 4, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST

    this trailer


    is playing before Hancock b/c will smith's kid is in the movie. he's the Black kid (obviously) in the trailer. i wonder if he says "aww hell naw!" at least once in this one. never saw the original, i'm assuming its about alien invasion? looks like Contact+WofW+The Lake House...yikes.

  • July 4, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    So it appears not even a 10 year Kid is safe here.

    by The Founder

    For those posting commets on the border of negative about Will Smith's kid, you really need to get a life if you have to even go to that level. I'm positive some of guys are waiting in the wings to go full hater mode on little Jaden Smith, but no one (thank god) wants to be the first one to do it, but is waiting for someone to start so the pile on can begin.

  • July 4, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    IF YOU DIE, THE EARTH SURVIVES. Very well put. We are doomed.

  • July 4, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    BALTIMOREJACK you're funny and.......

    by The Founder

    terriably pathetic.I can list a dozen things that I think is wrong with the film, but Will Smith's kid isn't one of them. someone always gotta make something racial no matter what. If it were a little white kid you wouldn't have made that "Aww Hell nah" comment. Phucking loser. Usually don't insult p the asses here, but kids should be off limits.

  • July 4, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    The music is awful and it's from FOX. Maybe be a turkey.

    by The Founder

    I just can't get worked up over anything coming from FOX. The fx looks good, but I haveno faith that FOX can put out a good film.

  • July 4, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST

    As a fan of the original...

    by BendersShinyAss

    ... this looks pretty shit!

  • July 4, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Cool Breeze Reeves...

    by Finding Forrestal

    ...isn't the cinematic poison you all seem to think he is. He is by no means a great actor, but put him in the right role and he's pretty damn solid (see THE MATRIX and CONSTANTINE). Personally, I think this role suits him nicely. Oh, and as previously mentioned by another Talkbacker, I'll support any film with the good sense to include Jon Hamm in its cast.

  • July 4, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Maybe this is the official UK website?

    by SenatorNado No reference of aliens, though...

  • July 4, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    This being the internet...

    by emeraldboy

    Fox wont mind if you call it a turkey. Movie companies dont mind the internet. Its the rest of the press they hate. more and more Movie companies are becoming more censorius in their attitude to movie press. They used to hold Press screenings 10 days before films came out. now its three days, if at all. ie film companies just release the movie without a press screening. but then there is whole thing of selective positive reviews. and in the UK they have clamped down on that sort of thing.

  • July 4, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Movie companies

    by emeraldboy

    Do access the net and they know that some people on message boards. cant string coherent sentences together. The net is a very powerfull tool. Piracy brings film companies and music companies out in a rash. Look how quickly Viva la vida went platinum. or double. its a control thing. I see a future where film companies will have premieres on line. that will cut out the film critic completely. of the broadsheet kind i mean.

  • July 4, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Anyone who thinks this is a good idea ought to be shot dead.

    by jae683

    Hollywood should collectively put a gun to their mouths and pull the trigger. They're creatively bankrupt. Sad thing is, this will probably make money because there are a lot of 'slack-jawed rednecks' out there, with an IQ of a pencil, and they'll just eat this crap up because it's 'enlightened.' How else can you explain ID4 and anything Nicholas Cage has done since Leaving Las Vegas?

  • July 4, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    I want to lick and caress Jennifer Connelly's full, bushy, HAIRY

    by BurnHollywood

    ...EYEBROWS!<p> Hell yeah, it's creepy. That's why it's called a fetish.<p> Oh, and the movie looks aces. I'd drop a dime on it.

  • July 4, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Michael Rennie/ Klaatu...I apologise ...

    by Carl's hat

    ...on behalf of the planet Earth, for the impending travesty that is about to be inflicted on humankind.

  • July 4, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Even to this day that final scene

    by emeraldboy

    put shivers down my spine. one of the most eloquent speeches ever written for the silver screen. I dont know what this version is like. but I suspoect that some rumsfeld clone of a general will try to have Klaatu tortured. There is a scene in the original film where they Imprison Klaatu and he escapes. Robert Wise was a great filmmaker. How many other filmmakers from his his era were able to jump from genre to genre, without missing a beat.

  • July 4, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    It looks awesome

    by dr sauch

    Sorry to the remake-gestapo, but it does look pretty cool. It might even *gasp* inspire me to see the original! If a remake has that effect, is it a success?

  • July 4, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Come and get me jae683

    by dr sauch

    you fat fuck. go have your mother make you a sandwich.

  • July 4, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    If it's an 'Eco-themed' ordeal

    by Guy Gaduois

    I will face civil penalties. Again. After all the hoopla on WallE, I put it as a must see. Everyone - repeat - Everyone is drinking the Eco Religious Kool Aid. I was so embittered after WallE that I drove my Micro Bus at full speed into a bridge abuttment. Now, I need a new bumper and have to pay to repaint that 4 inch square of paint on the abuttment. They won't take off the ankle monitor until I do. <p> So if this needless remake also goes 'inconvenient truth' on me, in addition to being completely superfluous, I will build a tank from granola on the frame of microbus and . . . well, I haven't got the rest figured out yet, but it will be horrific. I'll work on it and get the information to you all the day after tomorrow. Dammit.

  • July 4, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Good point, Guy Gadouis..

    by Uncapie

    ...but, will they be serving Jim Jones endorsed grape Kool Aid to the masses? I ponder the thought. "DON'T GET ON THAT SHIP! ITS A COOKBOOK!" or perhaps its a spacecraft hiding behind a comet. Don't forget to wear your Space Nike's folks!

  • July 4, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    There was a very interesting article in the irish times

    by emeraldboy

    by professor william Reville, professor of mircrobiology at University College Cork. about two weeks ago in which he gave the green movement short shrift. greens returned the fire. Here is said article. from the irish times which is now free online...

  • July 4, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    The Day The Earth Stood Excellently Still

    by geodesigns


  • July 4, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    The put together a good trailer.....

    by Russman

    but I'm not sure I'm sold yet with all of the changes.

  • July 4, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Who cars what the theme is. This looks GOOD

    by GreatCzarsGhost

    I want to see more.

  • July 4, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Fox hates movies

    by andrew coleman

    I think this must be how it is. Because it seems like they enjoy ruining movies more than any other studio. All you people crying about the hate should shut the fuck up. The original had a solid point. Now this movie Gort is a spider robot with one scene and the message is about global warming. You know Hollywood is pounding this subject so hard I wouldn't be surprised if people reacted the opposite and started littering and wasting ever more energy just to spite Hollywood. This looks like fucking trash. Will it do well sure it will be pg-13 and idiot teens will go see anything that looks remotely "scary" so it will do okay but that does not mean it isn't shit. Because it is.

  • July 4, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I'm interested

    by Gozu

    Also, you're going to see a lot of movies with an ecological theme because it's a popular social concern/fad and Hollywood is generally left of center. Just because a movie has an ecological theme doesn't make it bad ("WALL*E" comes to mind). Hating Hollywood for being liberal is like hating the sky for being blue.

  • July 4, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I'll keep an open mind, but I still have my worries.

    by Royston Lodge

    Reliefs: - It's a decent trailer, at least for the first half or so. - Keanu's perennial imitation of a totem pole actually seems to work well for the role of Klaatu. First time in a long time I've seen him deliver a line without making me cringe. - Since the trailer doesn't actually explain much of what it shows, the following worries may turn out to be completely unfounded. Worries: - Gort won't be in it and we're all just victims of a bait and switch. - Gort is in it, but he sucks. - Those scenes of destruction. Unless they're a "what if" sort of dream sequence, I don't like the idea that stuff gets destroyed. Either humanity doesn't "learn its lesson" and gets a smack-down, or they need to be given an example of ET's awesome power first, which destroys the requirement of quasi-religious "faith" which I always thought was integral to the original. - That spherical spaceship, IF it IS his spaceship, looks silly. - For the Earth to survive she has to die? What sort of cheesy Hollywood plot point is THAT?!?! Might as well replace Jennifer Connoley with Charlize Theron release the movie on a sweet day in November. Personally, I'd rather see Keanu try to make a movie out of Stranger In A Strange Land than bother with a TDTESS remake.

  • July 4, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST

    the greeneocons

    by emeraldboy

    are it at again and this time they have HD plasma tv screens in thier sights.

  • July 4, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Or, if he's not referring to HER specifically...

    by Royston Lodge

    > "He's saying that if the Earth dies, mankind dies, but if mankind dies, the Earth will live." I hadn't thought of that. GAWD THAT'S EVEN WORSE!!! Hey Keanu, if you hate humanity that much and want it to commit suicide as a species, why don't you do us a favour and lead by example?

  • July 4, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Watched it again. I've changed my mind. He sucks.

    by Royston Lodge

    I just listened to the way he delivers the last line. "If you die (INSERT DRAMATIC PAUSE HERE), the Earth SURvives." Reminds me of Ron Howard's appearance on The Simpsons. "He has to decide if his partner lives . . . or dies." Maybe Gort turns out to be a talking pie?

  • July 4, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    And what's with the big clunky polygraph machine?

    by Royston Lodge

    Don't enough people realize that polygraph machines these days are just software on a standard laptop with a couple of USB I/O devices? They don't look like something out of Blade Runner anymore!!!

  • July 4, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    No! Not Keannu!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    by Maniaq

    I never thought it was humanly POSSIBLE to fuck up James Elroy - then I watched Street Kings... <p> You can see he's TRYING to act his little chops off - but he just ain't got any!

  • July 4, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The Founder: "If it was a little white kid..."

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Founder, BaltimoreJack said (quote:) "This trailer is playing before HANCOCK because Will Smith's kid is in the movie. He's the Black kid (obviously) in the trailer. I wonder if he says 'Aww hell nah!' at least once in this", to which you then replied (quote): "I can list a dozen things that I think is wrong with the film, but Will Smith's kid isn't one of them. Someone always gotta make something racial no matter what. If it were a little white kid you wouldn't have made that 'Aww Hell nah' comment. Phucking loser."<p>Well, in defense of Baltimore (who I don't even know), come on, let's leave ourselves a little breathing room for levity and not get too touchy or politically correct. His post WASN'T about race. He only made the comment BECAUSE that is Will Smith's now cliched and trademark groan-inducing line, and more importantly BECAUSE it really is his kid. So his post wasn't about race -- it was about the far more obvious connection of father & son as big screen actors. And personally, I think making a joke about THAT is okay.<p>For that matter, you also said in your posts: "It appears not even a 10 year old kid is safe here" and then followed that with "Usually don't insult the asses here, but kids should be off limits." Just out of curiosity, has that been your view whenever anyone here has bagged on Jake Lloyd's performance in PHANTOM MENACE? Look, here's my two cents: if an adult ever picked on a little kid in real life, I'd have no problem with the adult getting his head handed to him. In real life, kids deserve all the protection they can get in today's truly fucked-up world. All you have to do is turn on the news to realize that.<p>On the other hand, when you make a 10-year old kid a CORE CHARACTER in a movie, I definitely think his casting, his looks, his mannerisms, his abilities, his short, how well he actually fits in the ripe for commentary. And that's simply because that little kid (the one you say should be "off limits") could ultimately be what tears down an entire film around him. So harming a kid, you're right, absolutely off limits. But reviewing a kid or criticizing him -- certainly one cast in a central role in a $100 million dollar sci-fi production -- sorry, but I would consider that fair game. Besides, if Jaden actually wants to pursue acting and (ideally) create a sustained career like his Dad managed to forge, better that he should start learning now to develop a thick skin for all the criticisms yet to come his way...

  • July 4, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by redkamel

  • July 4, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by redkamel

  • July 4, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by redkamel

    I had a positive post, but after reading the original article about how they basically raped the original movie and made all this crap up so it basically only shares the title and basic premise....I guess its going to be a dumper...

  • July 4, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    That screen cap you posted is the best thing..

    by Aethyrr

    ..about this trailer!

  • July 4, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Will suck more cock than a Thai hooker

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Seriously - Think the Happening, think Invasion

  • July 5, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    So that's what happened to Neo after Revolutions.

    by Shan

    Colour me unimpressed by the trailer so far.

  • July 5, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Scott Derrickson comments the teaser

    by RedHHades

    at the MTV site. Link below. He talks about how he decided to keep Gort as...well, Gort, and how Keanu's acts like an alien without trying too much. BTW, the teaser is neat. It's very well made and the FX looks pretty good. I liked the dark atmosphere. And Keanu is a perfect alienesque creature. It seems the movie will have a panel at san Diego Comic Con, so we might have more footage seen before the full trailer later this year. Colour me impressed with the teaser and already there december 12!

  • July 5, 2008, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell

    by Cujo_Fugate

    Yeah, and I'm a Chinese Airline Pilot.

  • July 5, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    ycsei wim sucks shit elszzily

    by ZombieHunter

    qwiu fucked up waasdd another classic iqjfqaw oi3 <p> wqwue 3487yc why do they keep doing this? ww398avsdmn </p>

  • July 5, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Michael Rennie would be ill..

    by Jonah Echo

    if he saw this vers. of TDESS. <P> Seriously, this movie MIGHT be o.k. And that is mostly the issue. Some of the visuals do have a faux 50's B feel, but mostly they have a Spielberg left-overs feel. I concede the movie might be fun, but the nature and delvery of the message is important as to how the movie succeeds or fails. And right now, Im thinking it's probably going to fall somewhere in between vaguely important but not accentuated enough to be offensive. And as a result, it will have less impact. <p> I think defending remakes, unless they really bring something else to the table, and sometimes they do, is a bad idea. Do we really just want to keep seeing MORE remakes? <p> I just finished seeing WALL-E yesterday, and while referencing plenty of classic sci-fi, it was an original vision with a message that I felt was well played. That movie was adding itself to the pantheon of great sci-fi as it went along. And it was original. <p> Strangely, if this thing hasn't be torn apart a thousand different ways by everyone when it is released,and there is enough there to sufficiently pull me into the theater I'll actually be hoping that veers far from the original and gives us a unique take with the spirit of the first intact and I'll be hoping it's good. <p> Right now, my feeling is no, but then again I had reason to believe that Spielberg had nailed War of the Worlds and that it was a sure thing as far as remakes went, and well...I was wrong.

  • July 5, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape save it! I've been here to long not to assume...

    by The Founder

    the true motives or feelings of people that post here. When ever a Black actor or black based project is mentioned here you see the comments poor out. This has happened to many times for it to rubbed off as me or others overreacting. You ask about Jake Lloyd and where was i at? Not here posting, but since you sound as though you've been here a while then you like me should have seen that "Ahh Hell Nah" comment attached to more then just Will Smith. It's been attached to a few black actors here, even that Efijor Chitiwal guy or how ever you spell his name, although I don't recall him ever sprewing in any of the movies I seen him in. I see no harm in Smith's kid in the film or him being the one to drag it down. I'm 100 percent positive that if this movie sucks and that's a strong possibility with FOX at the helm, it won't be little Jaden Smith's fault.

  • July 5, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST

    I'll Watch It

    by pr1c3y

    Something entertaining about seeing cities being destroyed by catastrophes on the big screen.

  • July 5, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST



    firstly, go fuck yourself. secondly, I AM BLACK. i wasn't making fun of Jaden Smith, as an actor, as a child,as a Black kid, or anything else. i was merely making a joke about Will Smith's tagline that he has used in several movies. i have liked Will Smith ever since his Prince of Bel Air days and i have been a fan of his hip-hop (i'm 37 so i go way back), and i see pretty much every movie he comes out with. his wife is from my hometown (Baltimore), and i genuinely think they are great role models for my race and i always enjoy watching them interviewed be it with or without their children. i thought Jaden was very good in The Pursuit of Happyness. i agree with you, Founder, that many times over the years there have been some horribly racist talkbacks and i have gotten into many, MANY, back-and-forths because i will defend my people and myself whenever i read some of the idiotic things that are said on this site. i apologize to you if my joking got lost in the translation, but i don't apologize for telling you to go fuck yourself. you don't know anything about me but chose to attack me, so i guess i have to stoop to your level. Big Dumb Ape, thanks for the defense, you actually got what i was doing and you probably explained it much better than i did. like i said, i don't know anything about this movie, but i didnt like the trailer. i'm sure there will be a better trailer to come out and since i see almost everything, i will go to see this one.

  • July 5, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Check out my disintergrating ray

    by Kloipy

    and Brother, when it disentegrates, it disentegrates

  • July 5, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    OK, finally saw it...

    by morGoth

    ...I guess I'm mildly interested but the whole eco-disaster-theme (compared to global nuclear annihilation) still leaves me with a big scowl and a "Harumpf!" to boot. Still doesn't make sense in the cosmos scheme.

  • July 5, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    BALTIMOREJACK Whatever man.

    by The Founder

    Really Dude, just whatever.

  • July 5, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Two things

    by moonlightdrive

    1. Why remake a classic? Guess it's only a matter of time before Cuntwood remakes (and I'm not saying these films are all of the same standard) Citizen Kane, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, It's a Wonderful Life. 2. Why the fuck cast Keanu in that role?!?! He can't act!! He's delivering his lines in the same manner as he did in the Matrix or Constantine. It's such a key part in the film and they fucked it.

  • July 5, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Yes, Keanu can't act, go figure

    by RedHHades

    Wonder how many of you would want to be in his place uh? This is tiring! Have you ever watched River's Edge? or I Love you to Death? Even Bill and Ted or Scanner? How can one be 'Ted' and 'Neo' and still getting this type of "he is always the same" backlash? The man has enough interesting qualities that keep people attentions to him. Period. Acting is not only about to make cry faces on screen. You need to have more. Keanu has that "more". I think that after a 20+ years old career it's time to some to recognize the man came and stayed. Many didn't manage that, but he did. Live.With.That. And yes, remakes can be made by the same dudes that made the originals. This whole "Burn Hollywood", "lack of new ideas", and endless blablabla of the remake hater gestapo has no effect whatsover. This Hollywood is the same Hollywood who made the original movie. Cinema is about reinvention, over and over. No one is destroying the copies of the original, on the contrary, the remake might bring more viewers to watch the original, something that would stay only among some sci-fi geeks if it wasn't getting 'remade'. Younger audiences would never give the original a chance, what can happen if the new movie manages to have enough appeal among them. So, the whinning is tired, dated and immature. IMO.

  • July 5, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    The ending scene...

    by swellingsuperman

    Is it me or does it look like Profesor Ivo's android is zapping something???

  • July 6, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    It would be so ironic, yet so cool if Bruce Campbell is in it...

    by Monkey_King

    just in a small speaking role.

  • July 6, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    "Humanoid" Gort

    by Autodidact

    I'm getting real fucking sick of filmmakers always finding ways to take the extraordinary and turn it into something ordinary, for budget purposes. Take the ending of Hancock for instance.... gee who'da thought he'd lose his powers and almost get killed by a normal man with a gun? It's like how science fiction movies always find an excuse to show everything looking pretty much the same as it does now.... stupid budget bullshit!

  • July 6, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    A) Thanks for the Careless, Unannounced Spoiler. Wanna hear some spoilers about yer Mom? I got a million of 'em, and maybe I'll share them with everybody on this site. Asshole. B) The rest of you ain't exactly the Deep Thinkers I could have hoped for. The "No Remakes" chant gets pretty fucking sickening pretty fast, as well. Look, if there can be dozens of interpretations of original stories such as "Frankenstein", "Dracula", "Moby Dick", "Black Beauty", "The Call Of The Wild", "The Wizard Of Oz" and other literary works - then there can also be another version of "Farewell To The Master" - Got That? Stop bringing yer goddamned spoiled-rotten, "Oh-I've-Seen-This-Before" preconceived crybaby bullshit to every topic and remember, those of you with siblings, that maybe your parents just kept trying, over and over, working with the same source material, hoping to get at least ONE version right. Pinheads.

  • July 6, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    by Teddy Artery

    I like the look of the nanostorm disintegration, but Keanu Reeves had no odd tics or non-humanness about him.