If there is one film currently in production that I am NOT looking forward to seeing, it is the upcoming remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still. And despite what some would think, it has less to do with my continuing apathy towards star Keanu Reeves than it does towards the fact that this project even exists. The original not only is one of the best science-fiction films of all time, but one of the best films of the 1950s. Even today, though its special effects may appear dated, its message isn’t. Director Scott Derrickson is going to have to go a long way to improve and come up with some worthwhile new take on the story, and I don’t think he can.

The just released poster, via AintItCoolNews, doesn’t give me pause to rethink my attitude towards the picture. If anything, its allusion to the scene in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters Of The Third Kind where the aliens emerge from the mothership to greet the waiting scientists, makes me despise this film just a bit more.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty-five years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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