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Monday, September 15, 2008

TRAILER - The Day The Earth Stood Still (7-Minute Trailer)

Leave it to 20th Century Fox to f*** up a classic. "The Day The Earth Stood Still," the marvelous, 1951, science fiction masterpiece, by Robert Wise, is being updated as an alien invasion flick.

From the looks of this trailer the movie will be another environmental billboard about how the evil-conservative corporations are destroying the earth! Nothing gets past Fox does it? It seems that Klaatu, the protagonist of the original, will actually be part of some sort of alien plot against the Earth, rather than a peaceful messenger.

Why destroy the meaning of the classic? Hell, why does this need to be remade? I've ranted about this before, and God help me if I stop ranting. "The Day The Earth Stood Still" is a smart drama piece akin to "Twilight Zone" episodes. It's aim was to keep you guessing and make you think about the true threat. This movie looks like it's filled with enough explosions and CGI to negate all of that.

Here's an extended trailer that shows just how much the character Klaatu, played by Keanu Reeves, has been butchered.

If the link goes down and you really have a desire to see it... let me know. I'll find another link.

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