the day the earth stood still

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  1. Deno

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    Looks like it should be pretty good. Keanu Reeves as an alien not to far off base there. Opens Dec 12th with a big cast and alot of hotties. Check it out.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
     
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    Nobody will ever do Gort, Klaatu Barada Nikto! like Patricia Neal.

    The original is a landmark film by any measure of the standard. To remake one of the great films of all time is enormously risky and unless Reeves is playing Gort, I'm not holding out much hope.
     
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    I disagree...Bruce Campbell knocked it out of the park. :biggrin1:

    I'm highly skeptical, though...the original film is such a classic. From the trailer, I'm concerned they're trying to make the special effects carry the picture.
     
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    Keanu is Klaatu, pretty sure on that.
     
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    I'll be around for Jennifer Connelly's sake. :biggrin1:

    But as said, re-makes are hit-and-miss at best. For every Cape Fear or The Fly there's a Psycho or Planet of the Apes.
     
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    Rennie performed Klaatu with an air of benevolent omniscience. The audience sensed that Klaatu was kind, tolerant, and very wise. Reeves could possibly do the first two, but the second? I don't see it. I really don't.

    Connelly is a great choice as she has the sharp intelligence that Neal has. Neal and Rennie had great chemistry because she could understand Klaatu's mission and its importance. Neal placed Klaatu's mission above everyone and everything else, including romance, despite intense pressure to become part of the mass hysteria.

    In that, Neal was the first kick ass sci-fi heroine. She was the first woman in sci-fi to not just stand by and scream or, at most, possibly hit the alien over the head with a vase. She used instinct and intellect to perform the mission Klaatu gave her. Neal made her role believable and marvelously entertaining particularly since audiences had really never seen strong women in sci-fi films up until that time. I believe Connelly can do it, but she's stepping into some very big shoes.
     
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