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|02.03.07||Internet|| I think everyone had such low expectations for this remake that it got a lot of credit when it didn't completely suck. And it's true that it doesn't totally let you down like most remakes or offend you like The Fog, but I dunno... I still didn't think it was incredible. I appreciated that it was a bunch of hot women running around but they were pretty interchangeable to me and I never quite knew what was the deal with any of them. On the one hand that's bad because I wasn't "with" any of them, but on the other hand, I could never tell who was supposed to be the hero survivor girl and who was fodder so that's refreshing. There were also a couple (and I mean couple as in two) moments of cool horror-type stuff... the first time you see the running gag is pretty sweet (the 6th time somewhat less) and the tried-and-true eyeball-looking-through-peephole never fails (again, the first time. the 6th time not so much). But... it's plagued with backstory to fill time to stretch it all the way out to 75 minutes... and at this point I couldn't care less about what kind of twisted prequel stuff happened to make the crazy person crazy. Actually that's not true. I'm always up for hearing the story of some creatively messed up childhood trauma, but to flashback repeatedly... for a 2006 movie... it's just been done so better so much before. I really don't need to see it again. But oh well.|
For the most part, I didn't not like it. Definitely a decent date/popcorn movie and I kind of liked the xmas lights green/red lighting through the entire movie... but you know... the original. I saw the original not too long ago and the phone calls scared me for real. To me, this one is still a pale imitation, but it didn't COMPLETELY suck so it could've been worse.