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Klaatu Barada Nikto

Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2004

Dave!I was channel surfing and ran across one of my favorite films of all time... The Day The Earth Stood Still, so naturally I was compelled to watch it for the hundredth time. It still sends me into shock when I realize that the movie is over fifty years old, yet is more relevant today than ever. Even though it is in black & white, it is beautifully shot, wonderfully paced, incredibly acted, and has special effects and a music score decades ahead of its time. The film is timeless...

The Day The Earth Stood Still

I take a look at this, then look at the crappy state of today's science fiction, and just want to chop somebody up with a light saber. Back then a film meant something. Whereas today, we've got loonies like George Lucas destroying sci-fi with burp and fart jokes, paper-thin characters, and Jar Jar Frickin' Binks.

"I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet. But if you threaten to extend your violence, this earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder."

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  1. Eve says:

    Double ditto on your comments about The Day The Earth Stood Still. I never get tired of it, even though I’ve seen it a zillion times. One of the most interesting things to me is the interior of the space craft. It STILL looks futuristic five decades later! And this was in a time when other movie space ships had people sitting in folding chairs in rooms as big as auditoriums.

    What I could never figure out is why Patricia Neal didn’t just grab Bobby and fly away with Klaatu!

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