New Poster & Trailer For The Day The Earth Stood Still

Published 6 years ago by , Updated July 7th, 2014 at 10:04 am,

the day the earth stood still1 New Poster & Trailer For The Day The Earth Stood StillThis week, Fox released yet another trailer for next month’s The Day the Earth Stood Still remake (is it already only a month away?). It feels like I’ve seen the entire movie now and this newest trailer seems to spoil some of it for me. In this one we see much more of Gort and we finally see Klaatu (Keanu Reeve’s character) hanging out with Helen (Jennifer Connelly).

The last trailer from just two weeks ago was a lengthy five minutes and revealed Gort in full form for the first time – and the month before that we got a huge seven minute preview that aired with the Fringe pilot.

I really dug the very first trailer for this film, as it was mysterious and cryptic – but since then I’ve not been impressed with the follow-up promotional material. I get the feeling that Fox is heavily marketing this to force a good opening weekend as it will drop huge once word-of-mouth gets out about it.

This movie, along with The Spirit (which also had a new trailer this week) are being over-marketed in my opinion and I believe it’s because the studios know they aren’t great.

Even worse, the studios timed the release of these two trailers with the new Watchmen and Star Trek trailers that are debuting with Quantum of Solace this weekend – not a good idea.

Here’s the trailer:


Also, we have the brand new poster for the film courtesy of Movies Online. The poster looks pretty cool to me with an Independence Day vibe but I still am not digging the giant sphere thing. I guess if they used UFOs instead it would be complete ripoff of Independence Day but with the title of a classic film.

tdtess New Poster & Trailer For The Day The Earth Stood Still

I’m not sure what to expect from this film but I have a feeling that it will get poor reviews – yet I’m still going to see it, heh.

What do you think of the trailer? What do you expect of the film?

The Day the Earth Stood Still opens on December 12th.

Source: FilmoFilia

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  1. The only thing I was asking myself permanently: What has that to do with the original story?

    Looks more like another War of the Worlds-remake to me.

    If they really want to remake an invasion-story, why not try THIS ISLAND EARTH?


  2. I am skipping this one .
    This is a remake that did NOT need to be made .

  3. I expect at the end of the film Klaatu falls in love Helen and sacrifices himself prob taking out Gort, The Sphere Craft (prob under total control by more Gort units) see’s this compassion for the humans by Klaatu and decides to give mankind 50 more years to “do it better”…

    As the Sphere lifts off back into space Helen looks up and screams, “Why!!!”.

    The end.
    Let me know if I come close Rob,,, as the Day the Earth Stands Still, I will prob be sleeping in.

  4. I’ll definitely be checking this out, but probably in a matinee showing. It looks entertaining, at least.

  5. I get a kick out of these trailers that pretty much depict:”We’re all screwed!”

  6. Gort will make me see the movie. If he weren’t in it I’d definitely pass.

    But right now, Gort is boss.

  7. Edmund H. North : “Why did you rewrite my story???”

    FOX : “Your story?”

    Robert Wise : “What does this have to do with “The Day the Earth Stood Still???”

    FOX : “Nothing. We’re just trying to take advantage of the title (while we still own it…) and feed a giant pinball movie to a dumbed down Mc-audience! Want some fries with that?”

  8. ya I’ll see it and tell you what I think 790, lol.

    Does anyone else thing the CGI on Gort looks brutal in these trailers?