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The 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still is rightly considered a beloved classic, both of the science-fiction genre and of cinema in general. So, when I heard it was being remade, my first reaction was “In the name of God, why??” When I then read that Keanu Reeves was playing the role of Klaatu, played by Michael Rennie in the original, my next reaction was akin to the horror one feels in the face of unspeakable blasphemy.

Well, now I discover that someone has gotten their hands on the script for the remake and, if you believe him, it sucks worse than anything since, oh, almost anything else Reeves has done.

There’s only one thing to do, now: unleash Gort!

Gort firing

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