The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

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  1. RIOT

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    I was actually coming on here to post about this. It seems to be a great cast, but... Keanu?? I'm trying not to be pre-judgmental here, but it ain't easy. However, fingers crossed and all. And if anyone out there is going to see Hancock, the trailer for this is supposed to be attached to it.
     
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    Hmm..

    Well, this is my first time seeing the trailer. Thanks for posting it! "The Day The Earth Stood Still" is one of my favorite movies of all time. I was pretty excited to hear about a remake, but now I've got mixed feelings. I really don't have a problem with Keanu, it just looks like a completely different movie. It doesn't look like the plot will be much like the original. I did see a brief flash of Gort at the end though, so, we'll just have to see.
     
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    Quite frankly, I wish Hollywood would come up with a new idea for once....
     
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still...

    Whoa...
     
  6. RIOT

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    I agree! There must be some creativeness left in there.
     
  7. RIOT

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    ...and who's the genius who casted Keanu Reeves for the part of Klaatu? [huh]
     
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    I thought Reeves was being cast as Gort?
     
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    It looks pretty good but I will probably wait until it comes to Netflix.
     
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    It looks pretty good, but it'd be better if it wasn't a remake. I'm gettin kinda tired of hollywood remakes, personally.

    -Allen
     
  11. thunderw21

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    Would have been the perfect role for him. ;)

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    I don't know about the remake, guess we'll see when it's released. But it doesn't look like the movie I remember.
     
  12. ScionPI2005

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    This is the first I've heard of this one. Sort of irritating. The original is a classic, and shouldn't be touched.

    Along the same lines, I feel the same way about the new remake of Journely to the Center of the Earth. That movie is a classic. I don't understand how they could remake it.
     
  13. Edward

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    Would have made more sense - he's certainly wooden enough.
     
  14. Charlie Noodles

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    Oh damn, too slow to make that one myself.

    Wikipedia says Reeves was selected because he would show a lack of humanity without portraying a quirky alien character.
     
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    Ok ok stop dissing Keanu... As a Canadian, i think he's not that bad.. I can actually think of worse.. We Canadians all stick together you know.. I first saw the ad for this movie at our local theatre.. They have a 50 foot tall poster up on the side of the building..
    One of the reasons why i didn't watch the new War of the Worlds was because of who played the main character .. I'd rather see Keanu on the screen than that other guy...
     
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  18. Ethan Bentley

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    I was quite a fan of the original. I've not seen it yet but would like to; my wife wasn't keen to see it at the cinema. Looks like a DVD rental.
     
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    It is not worth the cost of a rental. :)
     
  20. Lady Day

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    Its pretty dry. For aliens, they sure didnt approach humans very well.

    Id hate to think of the aftermath now that man kind has no type of saved energy at their disposal. *shutter*


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