The Day The Earth Stood Still five minutes online
Originally the idea of a remake of such a classic as The Day The Earth Stood Still sounded terrible, I mean a Hollywood remake with Keanu Reeves in it, it all started to sound a bit poor.
However, then the first footage came out and I was surprised. The trailer came and it was really good, and now the five minute extended trailer arrives and it piles on even more action and visual effects that make me think this could be a hit.
Oh but sure, visual effects and action do not make The Day The Earth Stood Still, in fact that was hardly in the original. Yes but that's not all. There's a sense of growing fear and dread through the trailer, Keanu Reeves is actually menacing in the role (even if he is playing the same character we've seen before) and the musical score really does drive the idea of the film forward.
Oh, and let's not forget the fact that we're getting to see a lot of Gort in this one, and Gort is not only huge, but a killing machine. You can see him in action and he looks unstoppable.
I know that this could turn out to be a big effects laden disaster film and nothing else, but there's something about The Day The Earth Stood Still trailer that has me gripped, and this extended one is delivering more of the same.
See for yourself. Are you on board?