Which Day the Earth Stood Still do you prefer?

    The 1951 version in black and white.
    83% (10 votes)
    The 2008 version with Keanu Reeves
    8% (1 vote)
    I've only seen one or none of them and have little basis for choosing.
    8% (1 vote)
    Total votes: 12
    Comments:

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    jedion357
    April 13, 2014 - 1:35pm
    I just saw the 2008 remake and liked it. I liked the differences from the 1951 version but then that one is the classic. When Keanu Reeves got his hands on a suit and walked around like Agent Smith, I did have some justaposed memories from the Matrix but other than that I did like the newer movie.
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    Ascent
    April 13, 2014 - 9:44pm
    I liked the original better. Short, but sweet. The remake was good, but the original used staging, rather than effects, to make you feel the impact. I tend to take staging over effects every time. The environmental message in the remake added well to the story, but in the end, I prefer the simplicity of the original. First contact is an important message too, as a commentary on us as a species.
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    rattraveller
    April 14, 2014 - 9:46am
    Both of them were good movies and both had bluntly stated political messages which were set by the time period they were made in. But a remake is seldom as good as the original so had to go with the 1951 version.
    Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?