The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Day The Earth Stood Still


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    storminator
    Member

    klaatu barada nikto

    etiii
    Member

    Would that be the Hawaiian dialect? Why I ask, is it sounds familiare to South Pacific.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    Such a gorgeous film.

    ack
    Member

    @dieAntagonista:
    True.

    I watched the recent remake. It angered me.

    Why did the world get saved? Because of the pathetic kid?? I can accept the all powerful aliens, I can accept the nano-bot plague of locust, but saving the world because of a mother loving the pathetic asshole kid of her dead husband???

    If I was an alien, that asshole kid would be the first to die. Immediately followed by any writer associated with that steaming pile of shit they used as a script.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @ack:

    Haha. Stupid asshole kid.
    I actually enjoyed the remake. But only because of Keanu. I could stare at that man for days, and yes I’m ashamed for it.
    Otherwise, it wasn’t that good. At least most people are aware that the original is superior to the remake, and that the remake exists only because of greedy, unimaginative people.

    And yeah I would have killed them all too.

    MikeBabaguh
    Member

    I hope Reeves’ dreamboatyness doesn’t blind you to his horrible acting, dieA.

    I am also of the opinion that the original was genius, and the remake was terrible.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    I never said he was a good actor. Just that I like to look at him.

    And The Matrix has a special place in my heart, sadly I’m also silly loyal.

    Lamb
    Member

    This movie is full of American propaganda, especially when the alien gives his speech at the end. I did not enjoy it.
    The remake could have been good if it didn’t try to be all sentimental, it was as bad as the original, but fron other points of view.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @Lamb: I think you got it all wrong. Portraying how primitive people are, because they’re afraid if they don’t take advantage of whatever information is available, their neighbour might do it and use it against them. Another way to put it, if we don’t get the the big guns and massive missiles, our neighbour might do it and we’re doomed.
    If you don’t like the execution of the film, well that’s too bad. But it can be hardly considered propaganda. It’s very real.

    Lamb
    Member

    @dieAntagonista: That’s not all he says… Watch it again and listen very very carefully to what he is saying. It’s like those posters before World War One I’ve seen here on MCS.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @Lamb: Ah I’m not sure what you’re talking about, but I thought the main message was very clear. At least that’s all I absorbed. If you’d be more concrete, I could tell you what I think. If there was any kind of propaganda, I missed it, and they didn’t do a very good job.

    Lamb
    Member

    Not american propaganda, but propaganda nevertheless:
    “they made laws and hired policemen to enforce them.” then he continues on how policing the world

    “free to pursue more profitable enterprises” the fuck is that? an alien comes on earth and tells us money is important? no, advancement in technology is important.

    Then he tells earth: stop being violent, or we’ll kill you! (this, is the american thing I was talking about)

    WarGames is a movie that does exactly what you said The Day The Earth Stood Still does.

    gor
    Member
    gor

    “Profitable enterprises” doesn’t necessary mean to make money, it can mean many things, to include advancement in technology.

    Also, the alien didn’t say we had to stop being violent, only that if humans continued on being violent we would eventually produce a weapon so dangerous that we would become a danger to them, and that was something they could not tolerate.

    Lamb
    Member

    @gor: Also, the alien didn’t say we had to stop being violent, only that if humans continued on being violent we would eventually produce a weapon so dangerous that we would become a danger to them, and that was something they could not tolerate.

    You contradicted yourself in this one.
    And I can see that I didn’t finish a sentence:
    “they made laws and hired policemen to enforce them.” then he continues on how policing the world is the best thing they found.

    gor
    Member
    gor

    There is no contradiction, just a warning. We could do whatever we like, but if we continued on the path of weapon development we would eventually discover a weapon so hideous that they would be forced to remove the threat we would pose.

    Lamb
    Member

    That’s not doing whatever we want, that’s conditioning.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @Lamb:

    I see what you mean now. Well I didn’t think that’s what it was about at all. To me the film doesn’t revolve around that aspect. It was about human behaviour. That threat was just a way of showing how ugly we can be, as in trying to force him to tell only us what information he has rather than all leaders at once, and then the asshole kid and the woman.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    Si uita de nesimtitul. Nu o sa te asculta, si asa. Isi iubeste tara egal cat de criminali sunt.

    Lamb
    Member

    @dieAntagonista: It would’ve been nice if it were only about human nature.
    @dieAntagonista: Pai da, orice om care isi iubeste tara ii un om ignorant.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @Lamb: Haha, da cred ca ai dreptate. Imi place ca ai spus asta. Dar el este cu mult mai rau.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    Sau, el e cu mult mai rau? Ugh. De ce tot nu tsam scris pana acuma.

    Lamb
    Member

    @dieAntagonista: Nu stiu cat de rau ii, heh.
    nu este nici o diferenta intre e si este, e ii numai o prescurtare la este.
    este = e = îi
    Pai nu stiu, eu tot astept.

    outofocus
    Member

    I just watched the remake. It was kind of boring but the effects were nice. The alien said that the human race has to stop developing technology, not just weapons, because they are destroying the earth which is one of the few planets diverse enough to support life. Since humans can’t stop polluting all by themselves, they were forced to do so by the big brothers who roam the galaxies. I just didn’t understand why he gave the message to a single human so that no one else on the planet has an idea about what is happening. Not only… Read more »

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @outofocus:

    Ah yes that’s what I thought. So gor was wrong. It wasn’t because we would become a danger to them but to the planet.

    At first he demanded to see all leaders of all countries, he wanted to give them the message only if they’re all present. But they wouldn’t let him, remember?
    And then he fled.

    @Lamb:

    Multumesc. Dec ai asteptat? Imi pare rau. M-am purtat cam urat. O sa iti scriu imediat dupa ce am citit cartea asta despre how to behave like a lady.

    Lamb
    Member

    @dieAntagonista: Nu te-ai purtat urat.
    Hehe, chiar citesti asa ceva? Ca si cum ai citi ,,Codul bunelor maniere”.
    A da, sa te corectez cand gresesti ceva pe romana? Am vrut sa o fac direct, da’ nu am vrut sa par de rahat.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @Lamb:

    Daa, trebuie sa citesc. Tatal meu a spus ca trebuie sa invat cum se comporte o lady. Si sa nu mai ma urc pa pomi. Si mm da “Codul bunelor maniere” suna foarte bine, cam asa.
    Te rog, sa ma corectez, da sigur.

    Lamb
    Member

    let’s see if this works: ihsgfkfhg

    Lamb
    Member

    It did, yay
    @dieAntagonista:
    Daa, trebuie sa citesc. Tatal meu a spus ca trebuie sa invat cum se comporta o lady. Si sa nu mai ma urc pe pomi. Si mm da “Codul bunelor maniere” suna foarte bine, cam asa. <-Nu stiu de ce ai scis cam asa.
    Te rog, sa ma corectezi, da sigur. <- Aici ii ori: ,,Te rog sa ma corectezi”, ori: ,,Da sigur, corecteaza-ma”.

    Urca-te in copaci, de ce n-ai face-o? It’s bone breaking fun!
    ,,Codul bunelor maniere” ii o carticica plina de prostii nefolositoare care sa te faca sa par un prostalau plin de aere. [cough]

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    @Lamb:

    Tulai doamne.

    Cred ca ii mai bine daca ma corectezi nu ma per email, or this is going to be a full time job.

    Oh nu stiu, trebuie sa ascult pe tatal meu sau nu.

    “ii o carticica plina de prostii nefolositoare care sa te faca sa par un prostalau plin de aere.”

    Perfect! I need it.

    Oh poor Lamb, you don’t happen to have asthma do you.

    Lamb
    Member

    Ok. Numa’ pe e-mail.
    Well… buy it, it’s not a romanian book.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    I recently watched this for the first time. It was wonderful. I had previously watched the remake, which I thought was good, but needed work. Strengthening of plot mainly. I didn’t think the acting was god awful, and it was nice to see Mr. Cleese.

    etiii
    Member

    O.K.,die and Lamb, Please respect the other’s on this site,,,it’s mandatory that you only speak Latin. Otherwise the rest of us won’t know if you’re talkin’ about us!!!lol.

    Billy Manic
    Member

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t quite understand Latin. So wtf? Also, Romanian is a romance language, thus coming down from latin.



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