This is wrong on so many levels: Fox is going to be doing a remake of the classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. It’s scheduled to hit theaters, May, 2008.
There are some films that were made once, made right, and should be left alone. One such is, To Kill a Mockingbird. Among others are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Casablanca, The Godfather, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Usually I enjoy seeing remakes of old classics: this is one that just doesn’t work, not just because the original was so well done, which it was; but because the premise behind the movie doesn’t have the same meaning today.
It was the movie of the time, and the time made it.