Monday, September 15, 2008

Seven Minutes

This simply looks like a masterpiece.

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is a remake of the 1951 film of the same name, which stands as one of my favorite sci-fi/horror films. Sure it seemed like a copycat of the much more cerebral "Metropolis" from 1927, almost 25 years before, but it was original for its time and a masterpiece.

The film stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, and Jaden Smith, Will's son.

Watch the seven minutes shown during the encore presentation of the pilot episode of the great new television show "Fringe" using the link above.

(Note: There are rumors about a remake of "Metropolis," as well. If they took this approach--smart, thoughtful, slow-moving science fiction cinema--it would work. I have a feeling that the "Day the Earth Stood Still" remake will be even better than the original, judging by the seven minutes here. There is no way that a "Metropolis" remake could ever be better than the original. It's too good a film, and too strange a concept to make fresh. But it could work.)

1 comment:

Cypher said...



This is AMAZING.

Though if Keanu Reaves would be a little bit more stiff and nonreactive, his performance would be freakier then the Joker. Seriously.