The Day the Earth Stood Still extended trailer online
This is more than a trailer, it's a couple of extended clips from the trailer with some additional scenes thrown in, and all in all it's spelling something spectacular for the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, also called The Day the Earth Stood Still. Just in case there was any confusion.
This looks really good though, and it's not all special effects that are getting me excited about this, just have a look at the clip and you'll see what I mean.
The Day the Earth Stood Still remake stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly with some other big names in there such as Kathy Bates and John Cleese and some smaller such as Jaden Smith. Directed by Scott Derrickson who wrote and directed the excellent The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Filmstalker review), as a counterpoint to that though he is writing the remake of Hitchcock's The Birds.
That all sounds great, and see the first trailer and you'll be thinking it's action all the way. However there might be something more than just the big effects sequences, which to be fair look stunning. The reason I think that is just watching this extended clip and feeling the tone of it and how it is propelled forward by the sound and music.
I did really enjoy the build up of the lie detector scene and how it plays out, and while you might think that Keanu Reeves is playing the same part he's done before - it certainly looks like it from this clip - it is a perfect role for him.
Have a look at the clip below and see what you think. Cheers to Cinema Blend for the video: