Friday, August 22, 2008

It Came From Hollywood

One of the best Science-Fiction movies of all time is The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951). It stars British thesp Michael Rennie as an alien who comes to warn the human race that if it extends its violence into space, the Earth will be "reduced to a burned out cinder". He does this in a brilliant speech at the end of the film. Rennie was one of those actors who could read from a restaurant menu and make it sound like Shakespeare. Don't take my word for it, see for yourselves:


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Despite being 57 years old, this film holds up very well today.

So the inevitable has happened.


Yes Hollywood are doing a remake. And who have they chosen for the Michael Rennie role?

None other than surfer dude Keanu Reeves.

I can just imagine him mumbling his way through that speech now. "So like, you've all got to give up your warlike ways, dudes.... yeaaahhh.. like, ok... awesome! yeah!"

1 comment:

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yeah! its much better,