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« on: December 08, 2008, 08:52:53 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/


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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 09:35:17 PM »

Looks great. I can't wait.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 09:44:24 PM »

Been reading up on it.
Reeves is a big fan of the original so this project became his baby during production.
It almost makes me want to see it... but I won't.
Not in the theatre anyway.

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Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, an alien messenger in human form. Reeves dislikes remakes, but was impressed by the script, which he deemed a reimagining. He enjoyed the original film as a child and became fonder of it as an adult when he understood how relevant it was, but liked this interpretation because it lacked the contradictory message of Klaatu "laying down the law [...] almost as though the alien had the bigger stick".[5] Reeves acknowledged his Klaatu is "inverted" from the original, starting "sinister and tough" but becomes "more human", whereas the original was "more human than human" before revealing his "big stick" in his ending speech.[6] He compared the remake's Klaatu to the wrathful God who floods the world in the Old Testament, but is gentle and forgiving by the time of the New Testament.[7] At Reeves' insistence, the classic line "Klaatu barada nikto" was added to the script after initially being omitted.[8] He spent many weeks advising the script, trying to make Klaatu's transition from alien in human form to one who appreciates their emotions and beliefs subtle and nuanced.[4] Derrickson said although Reeves would not use actions "that are highly unusual or highly quirky", he nevertheless "keeps you aware of the fact that this being you're walking through this movie with is not a human being".


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although Reeves would not use actions "that are highly unusual or highly quirky", he nevertheless "keeps you aware of the fact that this being you're walking through this movie with is not a human being".


Funny, I never got the impression that Reeves was human to begin with.

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 09:49:43 PM »

I think I will kill myself before seeing a movie about aliens and global warming with Keanu Reeves.

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 09:52:31 PM »

Whoa.

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 10:03:01 PM »

And what the fuck? Gort isn't even a robot???

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 10:15:44 PM »

And what the fuck? Gort isn't even a robot???

Some sort of giant robot.



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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 10:18:50 PM »

Some sort of giant robot.




No, they said he isn't even a robot. He's now some biological weapon instead. FUCK THAT!

The design of Gort is similar to his original portrayal in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), but Gort is now a biological form rather than mechanical, as Scott Derrickson considered some extraterrestrial races would develop advanced biological forces instead of technology. more

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2008, 04:21:05 PM »

He's a robot that turns into a biological weapon. Or something. It didn't make a whole lot of sense.

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 11:04:13 AM »

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/12/a_field_guide_to_the_complete.html

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