Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gort

Revealed...




From the (in my opinion, completely unnecessary) remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Then again aren't most remakes unnecessary? Well apart from Dawn of the Dead- I quite enjoyed that.

Gort this time around is three hundred foot tall- or thereabouts...

Update:
Having got to the end of my -thankfully- free copy, my review would be as follows:

Crap. Utterly and totally *carp -so crap I even took the time to purposely misspell the word "crap."

*Carp is also a common name for a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. I was certainly not in any way trying to analogous a big fat bloated, vacuous, glass eyed bottom feeding type creature to the movie itself.

5 comments:

Fluff said...

It came out here 2 days ago. I'm still wondering whether I should risk it or not. The original is one of my all time favs & I don't want to make the same mistake as I did with the remake of The Haunting of Hill House.

I'm also a bit worried about KR. Aside from the Matrix & My Own Private Idaho....he's killed every film I've ever seen him in. But then that might be because I still can't forgive him for Dracula.

You be safe, Lubbert-Das!

Fluff :)

Scaramanga said...

Dunno about KR killing every film i have seen. Bill & teds (both) and point blank are excellent films. Although he does pretty much play the same character in all three...

I'll probably go see it, even though I do agree that it is probably an unnecessary remake.

Not as unneccessary as Haloween however.....I gave that one a swift manouver! How can you beat genius?

Charles

Lubbert Das said...

Not really worth checking out Fluff- has some interesting moments, but overall a pretty weak movie.

With KR it would have made more sense to have him dipped in silver paint and play the role of Gort-

Zombie's Halloween was complete sacrilege. I sat with my jaw hanging in disbelief at that one. Complete rubbish- Even Mcdowell (Who usually is worth a watch) was horrendous in it-

We also have the "reimagining" of The Thing to look forward to?! A remake of a remake.

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Scaramanga said...

What? Reimagining of the thing? Man....where is the freshness nowadays?

If they are gonna remake things why not go for films which they would have a reasonable chance of pulling off.

Like "The Hidden" or "brainscan" I liked both of those but havent really dated well.....

joe bloke said...

awful film. Keanu blows chunks.

I think the most terrifying rumour I've heard of late is the possible remake of Night of the Demon. how shit is that going to be?