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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Earth Will Stand Still!!! (12 December) Reply with quote


Remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still is released.Twirling Are you excited? Me neither xD.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IS it a remake? Or a sequel?

There's some suggestion that it may be a sequel.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Na-ah! I wont let it. Sequel over my dead body!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is that it's more closely based on the original short story the original film was based on than that film. I reserve judgement till its out, but I still feel the original film is, and always will be a classic.

All I hope for is that they don't butcher it like Verhoven did with R.A Heinlein's Starship Troopers
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as much as I don't like Keanu Reeves, he doesn't really like changing aspects of stories for the sake of the production.

So, I'm still hopeful for this movie.

btw, what was the original story like?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The link below will take you to the original 1940 story Farewell To The Master by Harry Bates.

http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/bates.html
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome, thx Very Happy ps: page 3 is up yay Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No topic is off if it's still active. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG guys I just saw a new preview.

In the preview Keanu reeves says and I quote:

"I tried to reason with you, with your world leaders!"

OMG am I the only one who thinks this is the long awaited sequel!?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm Interesting thought.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Earth Will Stand Still!!! (12 December) Reply with quote

A grateful thanks to Kugai for the URL to Harry Bates’ 1940 short story Farewell to the Master. A good read Smile and it gave me insight into the films that followed: The day the Earth stood still (1951) and its 2008 remake.

The short story was plundered for its visual images that were the heart of the 1951 film.
The essence of the story ignored to promote the 1950's Hollywood zeitgeist, i.e., Nuclear Terror Induced Pacifism. The visuals, cinematographic skill of Robert Wise, and the star-power of Michael Rennie made the film in spite of the plot inadequacies… Neutral

I was (and still am) with qm3ster at the first posting:
qm3ster wrote:
... Are you excited? Me neither xD.


… and waited with the feeling of pessimistic déjà vu, knowing todays Hollywood zeitgeist of “Evil Mankind and their Evil technology."
Time for Civization-Call to Power’s Eden Project (civilization eating Bloodthirsty) Eco-Ranger bomb… “Return to nature… [Flash]… [birds tweeting]” Brainwashed
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zomfg! The earth is still for 2 days now, and they didn't even cancel work.
Meh. Im soo not watching this. Croissant!^_^Croissant!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't see this now. I heard nothing but bad about this film, which makes me sad Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin wrote:
I won't see this now. I heard nothing but bad about this film, which makes me sad Sad



mrmfmh? You are not alone the opening weekend box-office for The Day the Earth Got Chewed... Rolling Eyes err Stood Still was only 31 million. That places it at 209th right behind Pokemon: The First Movie...
That's the unadjusted dollar ranking... Confused

Neutral The bad news is that at an 80 million dollar production price tag it is likely this film will make enough money to encourage more of these remake turkeys to be made...
doh! Mad

Dun dun dun... "They're remaking Forbidden Planet..." Gah! WTF?!
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