I just found out that the remake is about the environment. I am now very, very sad. I can see why you'd make changes to the original movie, I can see why you might choose to make something new based entirely off the original short story, but I can't see how, when trying to stick with the original movie, you would do something as lame as make Klaatu's message about saving the environment.
How can that even make sense? Is Gort now a member of a race of intergalactic hippybots? Do Green Peace build super-robots now? I'm also pretty sure the movie will last five minutes with that message.
Opening scene: Gort and Klaatu land in Washington DC. Gort disables all technology that is harmful to the environment. The Earth stands still. Gort and Klaatu crack open some space beers, pat them selves on the back for a job well done and head home. Mission accomplished!
That's right. Either the title doesn't make any sense, and Gort doesn't have the power to make the Earth stand still, or he does have the power and chooses a needlessly complex plan that amounts to the same thing over just turning all our junk off.
This is why I've been avoiding info on the movie up until now. =(