The Day the Earth Stood Still trailer

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Jul 9, 2008

As many of us drooling sci-fiers know, the classic movie The Day the Earth Stood Still is being remade, with Keanu Reeves as Klaatu. I will reserve judgment on the movie until I see it; while many people are gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over the casting, I think Reeves may make a pretty good alien. I'm more worried about the plot; instead of nuclear war the aliens are concerned about our ruining of the environment. Sounds goofy, but who knows.

Anyway, the trailer for the movie is now online at For some reason, they don't allow embedding, which makes it clear that Apple is still in some ways rooted in the 20th, not the 21st century. Get with the times, folks! You wanna start a buzz, do it the right way. Let us bloggers help you carry the water. Sheesh.

Anyway, the trailer is interesting, and not what I expected. It's very Gort-light, which is distressing. Gort is awesome. At least they didn't fiddle with him.

Turns out there will be stuff about this movie at Comic Con. I'll find out what I can and report back when I'm there.

Oh-- I posted this picture before (in the linked page above) but I thought it was funny and worth reposting. I have mad Photoshop skillz.

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