Keanu Reeves is Klaatu

The trailer of the Day The Earth Stood Still has been shown in front of Hancock in some theaters. But the trailer isn’t yet available online. The buzz is growing though: I can see in my logs that many people connect looking for the Day The Earth Stood Still trailer.

To help you wait a bit here below a first look at Keanu Reeves as Klaatu the ambassador from outer space:

Keanu Reeves is Klaatu.

The Day The Earth Stood Still

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And I just spotted a really interesting comment on AMC site left by a visitor musing about the origin of “Klaatu barada nikto!” the famous catch-phrase used by Klaatu in the 1957 version of The day The Earth Stood Still to switch off Gort the robot:

Actually, nikto (or никто in Russian) means ‘nobody’ or ‘no one’. This actually makes more sense. There isn’t really a Russian counterpart for Barada when comparing based on the way she pronounces it. However, the Russian word ‘БОРЬБА’ means ‘fight’. It is pronounced buhr-BAH. Also, when the word is written using cursive or a script font, the ‘Б’ letter looks like lower-case roman ‘d’. This is pure speculation, but the writer(s) could have looked up the word for fight in a Russian dictionary (or some other Slavic language) and seen ‘БОРЬБА’ and figured it was pronounced “barada”. My guess is that it means “Gort! Klaatu says fight no one!”

by gaddio


I didn’t find full confirmation of this theory but there is no denying that it sounds credible. Gaddio you’re smart!

Quite impatient to see the trailer of the Day The Earth Stood Still me too. So sad I went too late to the theater when going to watch Hancock, was stuck in traffic jam.
:-(

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