Posted by: da_nibbler | November 13, 2008

The Day The Earth Stood Still – Intl. Trailer

Brilliant film. The original one that is. But that was over 50 years ago. 1951 to be exact. The story is still profound and poignant, maybe even more so in todays society. I understand that most people would never watch a movie that is even just 30 years old. A 50-year-old one? Forget it!

Given that I can understand why someone would want to do a remake. The studios are just interested in the big bucks of course, but maybe Scott Derrickson is actually interested in more than that. How about introducing a whole new generation to the classics of Klaatu and Gort? Smacking them in the head with the idea of us humans being a pretty fucked up race. That we do need to change. Or we will pay for our mistakes sooner rather than later.

The new international trailer for the remake is online. Have a look.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

This trailer makes it look more like a disaster film than a poignant story about the inadequacies and mistakes of mankind. I am hoping the original premise and message of the film wasn’t changed. If this turns into a special fx fest and nothing else the filmmaker clearly didn’t hit the target. Or maybe that was the target all along. Despite what it looks like I will watch it and hope for the best. Hardly ever is a remake better than the original. Why do we need them?

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