Last night, the new big-budget remake of scifi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still debuted about 7 and a half minutes of new footage, and it's pretty darn scary. Gone are the subtleties of 1950s acting, replaced with amazing new powers for Klaatu and CG spheres that will blow you away.First off, they couldn't have cast a better stone-faced, devoid-of-emotion actor. Keanu Reeves, this is your moment. Unless they're re-casting the Borg from TNG. Seriously when did robot-face become this man's signature, and do you believe in him as Klaatu? Also, check out the space man's fancy new powers of mind control. That will certainly mix things up. It looks like this film has truly been changed from a mere warning for Earth to an all out alien attack. Have we lost the ability to have aliens in movies and make it interesting without all of the CG ridiculousness or did K-Pax ruin that for us? I will say one thing about TDTESS '08 I'm enjoying the fact that the updates do seem to jive with actual government procedure. I like that they closed down all the streets and shoved him in a super-secret underground bunker.

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