Original vs. Remake: The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) vs. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)   The second edition of Original vs. Remake is another alien-invasion film made initially in the 1950’s and remade in the early 21st century, but will the original win out again? The story of the film (spoiler alert, by theContinue reading “Original vs. Remake: The Day the Earth Stood Still”

Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

‘This is how not to remake a film’ The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2008 Directed by: Scott Derrickson Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, John Cleese, Kyle Chandler   If a remake wants to do something different: great, but you need to retain the overall themes that the originalContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)”

Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

‘A wonderfully told story with an ending full of missed possibilities’ The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951 Directed by: Robert Wise Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe   Klaatu (Michael Rennie), a humanoid alien, arrives on Earth with an eight-food tall robot, Gort (Lock Martin), to give a warning to aContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)”