Anyone seen day the earth stood stiill yet

by gareth 23 replies
It starts here in two days, funny when I was a small town kid in NZ we had to wait 1-2 years for movies.

Now you can dl the pirate copy before its even in theatres.

Any way anyone seen it yet - and is it shit ?
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  • Profile picture of the author BeInProfitMode
    It's crazy how easy it is to get your hands on movies these days. Not that I do it now, just flash backing to those college days.

    I haven't seen the new one yet but I'm a big fan of the original. It's great seeing the old ones and how good they can be without most of the effects that movies rely so much on today. I'm afraid to see how cheesy Gort is going to look. Hopefully not as bad as I'm envisioning.
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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Yeah, it'll have to be good to beat the first one. Nice moral to its story.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Stewart
    I remember watching the original, it scared the hell out of me as a kid. Yet, I remember feeling sorry for the Alien when he got shot..

    I don't imagine for a minute that this remake will be better than the original. Most Hollywood remakes these days are just made for the money, not the great scriptwriting. Just look at the crappy remake of 'The Pink Panther"...

    In fact, can you think of any remake made in the last 10 years that was actually better than the original? I can't think of any at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Wright
      Try googling for "Tweedlewack Chronicles"

      A fictional masterpiece if you can find it anywhere these days.

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  • Profile picture of the author gareth
    I'm gunna see it tommorow

    My old favorite was forbidden planet - those effects were stunning for the day - and i want one of those brain machines.
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  • Profile picture of the author jh.consultants
    Originally Posted by gareth View Post

    It starts here in two days, funny when I was a small town kid in NZ we had to wait 1-2 years for movies.

    Now you can dl the pirate copy before its even in theatres.

    Any way anyone seen it yet - and is it shit ?

    Gort, Barada Nicto!
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  • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
    I have not seen it, but my wife and I have plans on going this friday when it opens in theaters.
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  • Profile picture of the author gareth
    I'm going in about 20 minutes - then to the gym - then I'll give you a review
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Don't see it, it is absolutely BS!

    This time, the alien came to earth to save the earth from the effects of global warming. He intends to do this by eradicating the whole human race!

    If this film is supposed to further the cause of the enviromentalists, it really does it in the worse possible manner.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      Don't see it, it is absolutely BS!

      This time, the alien came to earth to save the earth from the effects of global warming. He intends to do this by eradicating the whole human race!

      If this film is supposed to further the cause of the enviromentalists, it really does it in the worse possible manner.
      Funny....he coulda just done away with Al Gore and the rest of us could have gone back to business as usual...
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  • Profile picture of the author sequincer
    Looks darn Good,Im dying to see it.
    I Love Keanu reeves,
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Wright
      Well calling it a remake of the original is stretching the truth.
      The earth did not stand still ... but the main character and
      the robot had their original names. If you changed the names,
      then you would get another SciFi invasion movie with modern SFX.
      As the latter, its OK. As a remake, not very good.
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        I have never seen the original, so I might see this one.
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        • Profile picture of the author KimW
          Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

          I have never seen the original, so I might see this one.
          Shay,
          It is a classic movie and I highly recommend seeing the orginal.
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Looks like we may have created a new user-group.

    The original is one of my all time favorites.
    And it's story holds true yet today. Even more-so.

    Not to nit-pick but, it's "Gort, Clatu, Barata nic-to"
    Why does every movie-maker take a classic and feel like they have to put their stamp on it? Change it so it's un-recognizable? Ala King Kong

    And...
    Forbidden Planet is not only a great movie, it's pure genious!
    "Monsters from the Id"!
    It was the basis for Star Trek.

    I'm not a geek, really... :-)

    LC
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    well, except EVERYWHERE I have seen it typed out, it's Klaatu, with a K, not a C
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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    I am going to see it this weekend...

    I never see movies on opening weekend...

    Heard it was good...

    But...

    The best movie of 2008, in my opinion..

    Is SAW 5...

    Pavon
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    here's a link to a friend's web site

    Welcome to GHOUL.TV
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  • Profile picture of the author gareth
    Man Why Nooo

    It is shit, even worse than the crappy hulk remake.

    In fact its almost as bad as the planet of the apes remake.

    And as for Reeves acting - I would say he watched a few clips of spock, and that was his preparation for the movie.

    If it had been slightly worse I would have walked out.
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  • Profile picture of the author acreativetouch
    Now that I've just seen this version, I've gotta see the original again and read the book.

    I liked it. We shoot first then think about the intent of the person we shoot at. I liked the philosophical theme of the movie. Gave a lot to think about.

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  • Profile picture of the author clashctyrokr
    I saw it and it sucked thoroughly. The plot was fairly weak, and it didn't even have enough action to counter balance the lack of plot...
    Not recommended
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