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14 November 2008  |  Written by Nick de Semlyen  

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Back in 1951, the poster advertising sci-fi flick The Day The Earth Stood Still featured tanks shooting ordnance at a massive robot with a laser firing from its face. In the background of the poster was a giant hand holding planet Earth in its vice-like grip. Pretty cool, huh? How the hell can you top that?


Well, according to the marketing bods on the 2008 remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, by showing state-of-the-art fighter jets blazing their way towards an enormous, phospherant orb floating over a city— the spaceship of choice of the new-look alien invaders. It’s creepy, vibrant and only a slight rip-off of the similarly themed Independence Day’s one-sheet (below).

The Day The Earth Stood Still Poster Independence Day Poster

We’re still not sold on the idea of Keanu Reeves and the director of a straight-to-video Hellraiser sequel remaking one of the more cerebral sci-fi classics. But we’re confident it will, at the very least, look cool — and this poster does nothing to change that.

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good point marco
I've been thinking the same thing - where is the originality of new films these days? Scary times. This poster, as others have said, is a pile of crud, and after a very exciting trailor amkes me feel that we are going to be 'treated' to another rip off of slightly better (and worse) films.... boo! More

Posted by Letattz at 12:02 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Ironic
The title ties in to a major story element, can't say anymore or it might be a spoiler, which I would never do. Check out the original sometime, as it is a classic, probably best to wait til after you watch the remake if you're going to go see it. I'm really hopeful about this, I'm a big fan of the original. This looks good and seems to have an environmental message. More

Posted by Uncle Ludo at 22:45 on 15 November 2008 | Report This Post

The new trailer and the poster.
The new trailer and this poster put me off the film... I don't what it is, it just doesn't feel relevant. I mean... yet ANOTHER movie about the end of the world? What's with Hollywood and the lack of new stories? Are they still on strike? More

Posted by Marco Gonzales at 20:50 on 15 November 2008 | Report This Post

Ironic
haven't seen the original but am a little curious why a film titled 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' should have an 'Action Packed' poster. Is the irony intentional? More

Posted by Ambition at 14:24 on 15 November 2008 | Report This Post

Agree with The_Hat (strange name though) The trailer really peaked my interest in this movie. This poster, had I seen it first, would have put me off. More

Posted by Gabriel at 01:37 on 15 November 2008 | Report This Post

The trailer is better by a plethora
This seems to be an advertising type person's idea of what Joseph Public wants to see. He (or she), in this respect, is wrong. More

Posted by The_Hat at 22:39 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post

this could be the one
loving the look and feel of this film. It is the next cinema trip for me. It could well be the remake we've all been waiting for. And i'ma lover of the original. Have much faith in this. Just a few more weeks . . . More

Posted by take1 at 19:08 on 14 November 2008 | Report This Post

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