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Trailer Probe : Day The Earth Stood Still
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July 06, 2008

Movies of geekity interest should be only two minutes long. Trailers make us laugh. They make us cry. They work so hard to make us happy.

Trailer Probe rates the geek explosion content, how much our cortex is combusted with a volley of geekitude and dork disengagement level is reasons you won\'t spaz about it.

The Day The Earth Stood Still

Reason to watch: The micro-second of Gort at the end. The micro-second of Gort is neat.

Keanu sells the alienness of Klaatu. He also sits in a chair properly and wears a nice blazer.

The director says he likes the original, and he says "Gort is Gort." I cannot argue with that.

Two of Keanu's lines are pleasantly dramatic. The trailer eases my trepidation some. But that is a trailer's job.

Dork disengagement level: The CGI destruction of stuff has been done. A lot.

Jennifer Connelly as the girl fascinated by the wack-a-doo guy has been done. A lot.

You may disengage if you don't like Keanu Reeves; if you don't care for the idea of remaking a sci-fi classic, or if you don't care for the idea of remaking a sci-fi classic with Keanu Reeves.

Keanu may not be the worst part of it. Even if Keanu turns in an awe-inspiring performance, the rest of the movie has to keep up with him. Which is a frightening prospect.

Geek explosion level: 600,000 geek parts per million. (500,000 for Gort.)

Comments from the geek jury:

"I knew this day would come. Wasn't there any great actor out there who wanted the role more?"

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