Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 16, 2017, 08:57:54 PM
585378 Posts in 45110 Topics by 5970 Members
Latest Member: 7Hz
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  the day the earth stood still (old vs new) « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: the day the earth stood still (old vs new)  (Read 320 times)
kakihara
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 65
Posts: 401



« on: August 15, 2017, 10:30:10 AM »

Which is better?

Old - im leaning towards this one as the better film. Especially considering when it was made, 1953 i think. Very innovative for its time. It managed to cover a lot of ground with a minimal story and cast. Its got its flaws like Gort, who looks like a man in a rubber suit. Not very threatening. The knightrider laser eye thing is cool. The army presence in this movie is a little silly. Theres only 2 soldiers gaurding Gort and the flying saucer. I would say that this a bit more intellectual sci fi, theres no cheap scares or monsters, most of the film is dialogue. These movie is a time capsule to me.  Its interesting to see how people talked and dressed back then. I also find some of the women strangely attractive. Oh, the ufo and its ramp were cool too!
Logged

exterminate all rational thought.....
Dark Alex
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 94
Posts: 756


Apparently I am very Dark and very Alex.


« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 12:57:56 PM »

I'd have to agree with the original. The remake took me a couple of tries to get all the way through in one sitting. It just didn't engage me on any level.
Logged

Having listened to your problems, I have decided I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?
Chainsaw midget
Probably Not Insane
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 329
Posts: 2291



« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 09:36:09 PM »

As far as remakes go, the new one wasn't bad.  I'd actually say it was one of Keanu Reeves better roles.  It just lacks the punch of the original and tries to do a bit too much.
Logged

Terms & Conditions:  By reading this signature, you, the reader willfully acknowledge that you owe me a dollar.
akiratubo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 476
Posts: 3789



« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 06:55:00 AM »

The new one was pretty bad.  It almost seemed like no one involved even wanted to be making it.
Logged

Kneel before Dr. Hell, the ruler of this world!
RCMerchant
Bela
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 0
Posts: 13447


"Charlie,we're in HELL!"-"yeah,ain't it groovy?!"


WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 12:48:37 PM »

Most certainly old. It's Robert Wise-you can't get much better than that.
And it's got Micheal Rennie and Gort is awesome. A classic from ANY genre.
Logged

"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!\" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)

Slobber Drool Drip-
Now serving over 10,000 followers!

http://ronaldcmerchant.tumblr.com/

Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?"
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Ted C
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 69
Posts: 578


Turn Up the Evil!


WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 09:21:25 AM »

From what I understand (haven't seen it), the premise of the remake ruins the whole concept.
Logged

"Slugs?  He created slugs? I would have started with lasers, six o'clock, day one!" -- Evil, Time Bandits
Archivist
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 55
Posts: 843


« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 01:43:29 AM »

I may have seen the original, but I don't recall much of it, at all.  The modern remake was quite enjoyable, particularly Keanu's escape from the facility.  Loads of fun.  I'll have to track down the original somewhere.
Logged

"Many others since have tried & failed at making a watchable parasite slug movie" - LilCerberus
alandhopewell
A NorthCoaster In Texas
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 335
Posts: 3160


Hey....white women were in season.


WWW
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 02:17:40 PM »

From what I understand (haven't seen it), the premise of the remake ruins the whole concept.


     Quite right....it takes this trendy, eco-goofy track that is really stupid. The '51 original is superior on all levels.

! No longer available Small | Large
Logged

If it's true what they say, that GOD created us in His image, then why should we not love creating, and why should we not continue to do so, as carefully and ethically as we can, on whatever scale we're capable of?

     The choice is simple; refuse to create, and refuse to grow, or build, with care and love.
Flangepart
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 620
Posts: 9320



« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 02:30:35 PM »

His speech at the end...would fit really well with any Social Justice Warrior these days...that's not a comforting thought.
Logged

"Aggressivlly eccentric, and proud of it!"
Pages: [1]
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Bad Movies  |  the day the earth stood still (old vs new) « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.