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At the Trailer Park: The Day The Earth Stood Still (Extended)

No doubt you’ve already heard that one of the classic science fiction movies of all time has been remade starring Keanu Reaves. The new movie will release on December 12th, and an extended trailer was released in front of the pilot episode of Fringe. As you can see, there are some changes afoot (not a surprise) although none of them look to be about taking the story back to its roots (the 1951 film is an adaptation of a Harry Bates short story titled “Farewell to the Master”.) Enjoy!

4 Comments on At the Trailer Park: The Day The Earth Stood Still (Extended)

  1. Okay, I was actually mad that they thought they needed to remake one of the best SF films of all time. The first trailer proved my point. Now this one, well, I’m more inclined to see it now. And, after suffering through Hurricane Ike’s imposed power outage of Houston, those scenes of NYC going dark are much more spooky.



  2. I loved the original, but the remake is definitely going to be different. Looks good, though. Thanks for the trailer!

  3. Matte Lozenge // September 15, 2008 at 7:18 pm //

    Very End Times in mood. Once again Reeves plays a messiah. This could be interesting or it could be lousy, depending on how they play out the scenario.

    The strongest part of the original movie, IMO, were the parts where Klaatu is under cover and interacting with and observing ordinary people. His cosmic perspective on early 1950s middle class society — and its take on tolerance, external threats and xenophobia — becomes the viewer’s perspective through the process of sympathetic identification. That’s where “Day” has the strongest sense of wonder.

  4. It looks like a perfectly servicable Sci-fi movie. It’ll have Keanu Reeves as a useless brick, but otherwise it looks quite interesting. So why not just change the title and then release a movie without irritating anyone?

    Ah well.

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