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Tomorrow Comes THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL...But Will Anyone Care??

Merrick here...
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL remake (or whatever it is) hits tomorrow. Not surprisingly, screenings of the film appear to be spotty - thus we've seen little-to-no assessment of the movie by media outlets (so far, no reviews have appeared from either Hollywood Reporter or Variety, for example). Nothing indicates studio confidence more than... However, AICN readers are everywhere...and managed to penetrate a few screenings undetected. HERE are a few perspective we published earlier in the week, and below you'll find two more write-ups from Chris and Damocles.
Let's star with Chris...
Hi Harry, hey AICN and all... I just came home in Germany from a premiere screening of "The Day The Earth Stood Still". What can I say? I saw the original movie not long ago in order to go in prepared. And boy, did they miss up with the overall script. I wont delve too much into spoiler territory, but I want to summarize it like this: - They tried too hard to explain stuff. They invented a super-duper special effect just to explain pretty much every ability that Klaatu or the robot have. Oh, wait, it is not a real robot (sorry, must have been the doing of Rothman). Its some genetic thing. Some G.O.R.T. or something. Yeah, they really pull this off. Talk about forced inclusion of "hommage material". - They changed the story so much that actually it feels like a sequel rather than a remake. What the movie generally lacks is the sense of direction and emotions... it all feels pretty much like a placeholder. Not to blame Keanu, though. Generally, the acting is okay, but the story cant give them enough to work with. The sense of dread and panic of the population, the exploration of Klaatu, how he starts to perceive humanity, all this is dumbed down greatly. What the movie HAS, though, is of course some great effect shots, although those could have been easily changed in order to NOT leave the awestruck onlooker with a big red glowing questionmark above his head. WTF, people, why did they invent this last plot device and not go with the robot all the way?? It felt so stupid. Also, what the movie has, is some rare occurances of humor. It was fun to spot all those different "in your face" product placements, even though the fun resulted in a general groan in the audience. Okay, to be fair, Klaatus and his companions abilities were worth some chuckles here and there, but of course it didnt save the whole experiment. To summarize this: Save your money for something else. Unless you are into some nice special effects, a crying Jennifer Connelly and Keanus robotic performance. (Again, blame the script for that) I would really rather have a decent remake that would capture the essence of the original movie, transported to a modern world. But this one failed. Dont get your hopes up, folks. Chris

Here's what Damocles had to say...
Just caught today a preview of the remake / re-imagining of The Day The Earth Stood Still here in Edinburgh. First let me say I've only vague childhood memories of the original TDTESS. One of those usually cheesy old sci-fi movies BBC2 would stick on in a weekday early evening as a schedule filler. The only aspect I do recall clearly is Michael Rennie, whose presence and voice possessed a gravitas and solemnity no modern actor seems capable of even emulating. In his place we have Keanu Reeves. I'm not a big Keanu basher, he's a limited actor but at least seems to be aware of this. His character is an alien though one in a human body and Keanu plays him probably the only way he could, with a cold detachment. Ruthless but not evil. And like pretty much every thing else in the film it's a competent job but deeply uninspiring. There's no charm which surely is essential for us to believe in his condemnation of humanity. But most of all there is no otherness. A braver or perhaps just better actor (Jeff Bridges? David Bowie!?) could have pushed this role in a much more interesting direction, used Klaatu's alien perspective and struggle in human form to better understand himself and thus mankind, Reeves suggests this at best. It would have given greater resonance to the ending. Jennifer Connelly carries the emotion centre of the film, her character's relationship with stepson Jacob (Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith) allows Klaatu insight into us messy contradictory earthlings. Surprisingly the kid is not completely annoying but the movie simply doesn't give us enough time with the characters to understand them or even really want to. Connelly is fine but not exactly stretched. Also I still wish she'd gain a bit of weight. What happened to that body from the Rocketeer? Paul Bettany's still a lucky bastard though. I guess any film with a sympathetic alien figure must have an arrogant and reactionary government official. Here played by Kathy Bates as the Secretary of Defense. She imposes herself on the role and is at least given some dimension in the closing moments but the character is still underwritten. John Cleese's casting is a bit distracting but actually plays it straight rather than the usually smug and smarmy pompous Brit. It's not much more than cameo anyway. Also how many scientists actually have blackboards with long incomplete mathematical equations just waiting for an alien superbeing to walk in the door and finish it off? In Hollywood, apparently all of them. And hey it's good to see James Hong getting some work, even if I do always think of the suicidal Japanese officer from Airplane whenever I see him. The Day The Earth Stood Still doesn't disgrace the original but adds absolutely nothing to it. It possesses neither the awe and grandness of the (otherwise deplorable) Independence Day or the questioning and thoughtfulness of intelligent science fiction like Contact. More than anything this is a missed opportunity. There is no poetry here, there is no vision. This doesn't make it a bad film just a dull and pointless one. If used I sometimes go by the name Damocles.
A new WOLVERINE trailer will be released with this film; you an find more information about it over at Collider (HERE). If you choose not to stand still this weekend, it's likely the WOLVERINE material will hit the net over the weekend, or early next week. So stay tuned...

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  • Dec. 11, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    THE DAY THE BOX OFFICE STOOD STILL?

    by crankyoldguy

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I care!

    by geraldbeans

    Keanu and sci-fi. I'm there!

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    people wil lwatch this

    by ArcadianDS

    Because the idiots who were on AICN bitching that the robot was "TOO SHINY" are exactly that: bitching idiots.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    "This body will take some getting used to."

    by kabong

    Everybody in a movie has to be an incompetent newbie or lovable loser. Giveitafuckingrest.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    So the Golden Globes were announced...

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Looks like The Dark Knight was shut out save for the Ledger. <br> <br> Just felt like saying. Hee hee. <br> <br> Oh and I wish this film wasn't pointless.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    The effects and actors will pull in a certain audience

    by I am_NOTREAL

    But no way does this waste of effort ever make more than a modicum of profit, if even that. Alas, it won't be bad enough to prevent the next ill-advised remake / reimagining.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Saw it last night....

    by seanny_d

    not very good. Not a travesty of film making, but not good either. I say just watch the original instead.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    This Thing Is Certainly Being Marketed Out the Ass

    by Aquatarkusman

    I hope it fails. Shitty fucking CGI-fest. Use a model now and again.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Hey seanny_d

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Is "regretfully boringly lame" or just off the mark? <br> <br> Part of me wants to see this, but I feel that I'll be super annoyed.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Michael Renne was Ill.....

    by cookylamoo

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    "intelligent science fiction like Contact"? LOL

    by DeathShrike

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    netfilx, netflix rah rah rah

    by crankyoldguy

    Or maybe I'll wait a couple of years until TNT runs it

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Why does bad shit always happen in NYC?

    by Rickey Henderson

    Why do our alien overlords always insist on leveling Manhattan? And why do moviegoers from the midwest flock to watch?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I'll watch it, but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    We've alredy this ending before as mentioned in the spoiler talkback. How unoriginal. Thanks again Hollywood.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    There's nothing out there to compete with this

    by skimn

    Look for a decent opening weekend before next weeks one-two punch of Jim Carrey wacky comedy and Will Smith earnest drama. Most in the coveted age range wouldn't know the original if it hit them in the head.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Nope, don't care.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    And blanketing every TV show with the exact same commercial is not working for anyone, I'll bet. The effects will bring people in? What? The Loc-Nar from Heavy Metal disintigrating a football stadium? The actors? An even-more-dead-eyed-than-usual Keanu Reeves and an virtually unrecognizable Jennifer Connelly? Plus yet another corporate 'green' message? FROM FOX? SIGN ME UP.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Marvin the Paranoid Android said

    by Kentucky Colonel

    "I've seen it. It's rubbish!"

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    You must know the codewordto see this movie.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I say that to enter the movie you have to give the correct answer when the ticket taker asks "Who is Gort." Then you need to give the code word. To paraphrase Mrs. Grammaton Cleric "if you don't know then I'm not going to tell you." If you pass both tests then, and only then may you enter the movie. In doing this at least you have some inkling of the original.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Why did they call stick with this title?

    by ltgalloway

    If you're going to remake a beloved classic, be faithful to the source. If you're going to make significant changes, call it something else. If they had taken some of their ideas and elaborated on them further instead of being a slave to the title, they probably would have had a film that would interest people in seeing it at a theater. They probably thought keeping the title would get people in the door, but it has only invited comparisons that make it look like a pale imitation of the original.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Trailer looked bland

    by lex romero

    and the message of "stop violence or else!" is incredibly simplistic and trivialising in this day and age.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Whats the message?

    by skimn

    If the Earth dies, we die, if we die, the Earth lives.<p>Wasn't George Carlin saying that years ago...?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Rickey Henderson is right about NYC.

    by Diagnostic

    This movie would be much more interesting if they went only to those backward hellholes <BR>that are in perpetual strife. <BR>Keanu told them to sit down and shut up.<BR><BR>What would US reaction be.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    YES.- ITS MY PLANET. FU.

    by alice 13

    klaatu wouldnt last 20 minutes in nyc.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    'body from the rocketeer'

    by zom-bot.com

    agreed! and that reminds me i need to go buy the rocketeer. for that very reason

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Makes me wanna dance!

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    You complete me.

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Jaden.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    My opinion of Keanu

    by BobParr

    No, he really can't act at all, but he does have an inate likability that sort of makes everything he does "passable".

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    ID4.deplorable ??? Who are you speaking for ??

    by mygirleatsbannanas

    Im not saying it was a masterpiece ...but to my 12 yr old nephew it was the greatest story ever told....what were you expecting when Will Smith is starring ??? I take all this back if you are under 14

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    A braver or perhaps just better actor (Jeff Bridges? David Bowie

    by Gislef_crow

    "could have pushed this role in a much more interesting direction, used Klaatu's alien perspective and struggle in human form to better understand himself and thus mankind," Should have gotten Bruce Campbell. Bruce can play anything. Although he might have trouble saying Klaatu Barada Nikto.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    ID4 was original and fun

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I'll never understand all the hate for that. It's no Godfather, but that was never it's intent.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    ID4 is MST3K awful

    by BobParr

    I didn't like it when it was first released but age certainly hasn't been kind to it. The robots would have fun with this one.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Pick up The Hot Spot while you're at it

    by skimn

    Jennifer AND Virginia Madsen...yowza.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connolly in Mullholland Falls

    by Spandau Belly

    best openning credits ever, but the movie is kinda downhill from there.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Another Lousy Remake

    by Samuel Fulmer

    So what's the remake track record for this decade 1 good remake for every 40.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    "G.O.R.T or something"

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    No, fuck this movie right in it's fucking eyeballs. I could get a stripper pole to act better than Reeves. How the fuck does he keep getting work????

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Why is John Cleese in this movie???

    by unfaithfullyyours

    Can someone who has seen it explain this to me? Bizarre.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    ID4 was original a---hahahahahahahah!

    by half vader

    Sorry, couldn't get past the 'original' bit. Now I wanna go back and watch Dam Busters and stuff to hear all those lines they ripped off, just for starters. Binks, fantastic and hilarious post! <p> P.S. I watched the first X-Files movie last night, and loved the bit where Mulder pisses on the IQ4 poster in the alley outside the pub. THAT'S fun!

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Oh and I'm still trying to understand how they had Jon Hamm

    by half vader

    in this movie, but NOT in the Michael Rennie part...

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah - "Tomorrow comes..." WTF?

    by half vader

    You're turning into Harry with those mangled sentences dude.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    half vader

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I liked Armageddon where the meteor crashed the Godzilla stand.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    A NEW 'WOLVERINE' TRAILOR!!!!!

    by uberman

    I'm going down to Wal-Mart to buy the action figure and a tent so I can camp out in front of the theater so I can be first to see it!!!!! I cannot begin to imagine the awesomness of a mullet headed dude in black leather who has....wait for it...STEAK KNIVES GROWING OUT OF HIS KNUCKLES!!!! My freinds and I actually thought up this concept back in 2nd grade when trying to dream up the ultimate bad-ass. And now, they made a movie out of it? Thats so awesome. When I see the trailor I'll write back and let everybody know how it is-if I can keep my hands from shaking.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Not to be nitpicky, but trailer is spelled

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    as I just wrote it. Typos due to fast and/or fat fingers I understand. Spelling mistakes are something that need to be corrected before you begin to sound like an ignoramus.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Possibly one of the best movies i've seen this year

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    ...is the Korean movie "The Chaser".<p>This movie, however, looks bland with emphasis on the blah.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    michael rennie was ill the day the earth stood still

    by bacci40

    cant wait for this movie to bomb

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    so....

    by nobunaga209

    no shortness of hater-aide in the Talkback's today....man I we need one of these on the BCS....just sayin....

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    about ID4

    by sokitome

    I didn't care too much for it either BUT one thing always puzzled me, and if the answer to my question is already publicly known and I'm an idiot for not knowing, then sorry, but my question is why was a sequal never made? It made huge B.O. and was begging for a sequal. Hmmm I always wondered about that.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    The marketing suggests the studio is well aware no one cares.

    by jimmay

    For the first time that I can remember, they're actually advertising the Wolverine trailer in commercials. This isn't like Wing Commander where internet shenanigans let it slip the Episode I trailer would be attached and the fans turned out on their own accord, this time they're basically saying: "Hey, even if our movie does look lame and you can't find any valid reason to care about it, there is a 30 second teaser playing before our crappy movie about something you do care about!"

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

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  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    IT'S GOT NEO AND A GIANT ROBOT BLOWING SHIT UP.

    by Pixelsmack

    What more do you need? The end. Our clan will be there at the Sherman Oaks Arc-Light Friday night.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU AICN.

    by neverhed

    This movie looks one hundred times better than STAR TREK, and you're sucking that film's ever-loving throbber. That is not to say that I think this film looks great, but it certainly looks like a worthwhile, brainless night at the movies. Everyone knows it can't come close to the original, but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable. Anything more than complete failure, which everyone here seems intent on, will be a welcome surprise by me.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    must be bad because of wolverine trailer ad

    by reckni

    Have you ever seen an ad for a movie where they say, "come and see this movie because you'll see the Wolverine trailer?" This smells of utter desperation.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    What more do I need?

    by MJohnson

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I need...

    by MJohnson

    ...a good fucking reason to blow my hard-earned cash on a piece of shit at the local cinema, that's what. Doesn't look like this one is gonna provide it either.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    ID4 was great fun

    by Sithdan

    I loved every experience of it.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Bleh

    by Deus X Meshuga

    Just...Bleh.I'll stick with my VHS copy of the original TDTESS that I taped off of Ch.7 out of N.Y. years ago...which has Bugs Bunny cartoons and a Three Stooges short tacked on at the end...There's your extras!!

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    mad money

    by JamesT

    This is going to make a killing just like Punisher War Zone.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    DeathShrike

    by shodan6672

    Contact wasn't intelligent sci-fi? you're kidding, right?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    The new DVD has a peelable coupon

    by skimn

    on the box to cash in online for a 7.50 ticket rebate. I've heard they peel off the box very easy. Just sayin.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Is Keanu Reeves a Producer on this flick?

    by Orbots Commander

    He must be, or maybe he has profit participation; that would be the only thing that explains the fact the guy is doing wall to wall media interviews to support this turd. I'm on vacation time from my job so I've had time on my hands this past week: I think he's been on every single daytime and nighttime talk show around, from the Today show to Regis Philbin (as has the adorable Amy Adams, promoting Doubt). I don't remember Reeves doing this much press before, for, say, the Matrix movies.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Have they replaced the peace message with an eco one?

    by Damien Chowder

    If so.. Fail! I've had enough of this eco shit.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges!

    by Sparhawk38

    That reminds me....we need a "Starman" sequel.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges and David Bowie?

    by DennisMM

    They've both done the alien thing already. Yes, I know you all knew.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    well how many times

    by zom-bot.com

    can keanu play a god-like man?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Nobody wants fucking "global" warming shoved down our throats

    by SomaShine

    GET IT HOLLYWOOD?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Best laugh I've had all day. Ha!!!!!

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    "This movie looks one hundred times better than STAR TREK, and you're sucking that film's ever-loving throbber. "by neverhed

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Oh..It's ECO, alright.

    by Cheif Brody

    Keanu was on Letterman last nite and pretty much confirmed that Al "Gort" may as well have been a producer on this thing. The inconvenient truth is...The aliens come to Earth to tell us we're not taking good enough care of Mother Earth, so, to paraphrase Marcellus Wallace..."We've lost our Earth privileges". They want to wipe us out so the planet can 'heal'. How this benefits the aliens? I have no idea. <p> That is the "message" of the movie. The problem is...either the two reviewers above didn't "get" that message (which is bad)...or they thought that was "too spoilery" to include. Either way...this is gonna suck. <p> While ID4 was full of craptastic MST2K moments...at least it had NO message!! It just blew shit up real good...and was a fun 2 hours at the movies...with no message being forced down our throats. <p> But it struck me as odd that neither of the two reviewers mentioned the eco-plot.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    RE:"intelligent science fiction like Contact"? LOL

    by Flying Spaghetti Monster

    I mean it was only written by one of the world's most renowned astronomers. If Contact isn't intelligent science fiction, then what is?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Whoa, i'm like a surfer dude from outerspace

    by Orionsangels

    Like you better your planet or you're all dead. I'm sparing Al Gore though.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    the promos I've been hating

    by Bloo

    are the ones where the interrupt a TV show or another commerical, that is annoying<P>I was watching some silly stand up special today when out of nowhwere the screen goes fuzzy and there is Keanu

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Contact

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    "Contact" was based on a Carl Sagan novel. I thought they pandered too much to the religious audience, but ultimately, a pretty good version of the novel; good science fiction. Anyway, despite the mediocre reviews this version of tDtESS, I'm still looking forward to it. And, the eco message, if that's what this is based on, is an important one. It's generally better to have science fiction stories based on science than on fiction.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    This movie is absolutely horrible

    by Levene

    A movie doesn't have to be Plan 9 From Outer Space to be complete and utter garbage. This movie might LOOK competent, but it's actually laughably bad. [Warning, slight spoilers] The direction is terrible - no tension, no urgency, no build up, no recognizable beats - as is the script (why exactly does Klaatu change his mind about us? Why is the kid such an egotistical brat who never really stops bitching to his step mother? Why the F does Klaatu stop the earth only to bugger off without any explanation? I could go on and on). The effects are shoddy (GORT's first attack, my god!), the music is crap (notice the terrible use when they're upside down in the car), Keanu is his usual bland boring self. <p> Honestly, it wasn't that hard to update the message of the original to these troubling times, but everyone involved completely dropped the ball on this one. This movie IS a disgrace, and only second to The Happening for worst movie of the year.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    GW?

    by Jodet

    Seriously, Klaatu is here to tell us to stop global warming? You're kidding, right?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    KLAATU. BARADA. FUCKYOU.

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Fuck that no talent Keanu Reeves. I've had it with him. HAD. IT. Any other lousy flicks they can squeeze him into where he wears a suit and tie? And forgets to act?

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    This Film will have a big opening..

    by BigTuna

    And then plummet in week #2. Like The 3rd Mummy movie.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    DennisM

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Chilli typing, completely smashed.

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Whiskt gone

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Urgh

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    No progress. Lame!

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I'd Rather Have Milk

    by Broseph

    so that's what i'll be going to see this week

  • Dec. 12, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    It's really nice to know

    by dirtsandwich

    <P> that they can take a potentially kickass story, where mankind is stopped in its tracks, an alien and his badass bodyguard that will unleash holy hell on us, with planes crashing and cities being pulverized, an emotional end times scenario, and a mirror held to our faces as the chimps in the world take the top spot, only to make a </P> <P> fucking TURD instead of a movie. </P>

  • Dec. 12, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    KEANU REEVES IS DA BOMB YO!!!

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Seriously though, remakes are like abortions. No matter what, they're still going to happen.

  • Dec. 12, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    One more thing..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    ..Anne Hathaways nipples are perfect in every way.

  • Dec. 12, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    no need to remake from special effects standpoint

    by Prossor

    i get special effects scifis need for remakes, like the thing but the day the earth stood still wasn't even a heavy special-effects scifi, the one from 1951 or 52 was all cerebral and the universal anti-nuke flick. and bernard hermann's score cannot be topped either, nor can renny harlan's otherwordly performance, certainly not be johnny utah.

  • Dec. 12, 2008, 3:29 a.m. CST

    The Day The Earth Stood Still 2...

    by ReZourceman

    Earth Harder.

  • Dec. 15, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL 2012 TOO.

    by Mace Tofu

    Still time to knock one more out...