Posts Tagged ‘vampires’

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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]

Matt Reeves’ vampire coming-of-age film Let Me In hits theaters October 1st – which means it’ll come out just a little shy of two years after the original Swedish version (Let the Right One In). There’s been somewhat of a backlash from fans of the original since the remake was announced, and accusations of the new film being dumbed-down for a U.S. audience are flying left and right. Reeves has defended his work, saying that the original itself was a remake of a novel, and that his film is just a “variation on a theme.” The marketing for the new film has done a pretty good job of distinguishing it from the Swedish film, but at the end of the day, it’s the same story. It’s not uncommon for major studios to “Americanize” foreign films by remaking them with well-known actors and without subtitles. Sometimes a larger budget can bring a little more flash to source material that couldn’t quite pull it off. Other times… Well, it’s usually best to try and forget about those. Some of the worst remakes occur when a director tries to remake something (foreign or otherwise) that succeeded in the first place. Regardless of Let Me In‘s eventual fate, it’s probably not going to be as bad as the following cinematic catastrophes. (more…)

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

If after watching the brand new trailer for Priest you think to yourself “That reminds me of Legion, that crappy movie about fighting angels.” there is a reason for that. It has the same Director, Scott Stewart, but this time instead of Angels Vs. Angels it’s Priests Vs. Vampire Satanists. If they had titled it “Priest With A Shotgun” I might have been more interested. Vampire movies have lost all their street cred at this point and one more is probably the last thing we need right now. It’s in 3D too, but at least this is the type of silly action movie that might benefit from it. What I liked about the trailer is also what bugged me the most. It steals from good movies. At the beginning I could have sworn I was watching a Blade Runner remake trailer with the way the dystopian city looked and the futuristic outdoor elevator. Later it felt like those crappy Star Wars prequels with the sci-fi bike in a desert and of course the Jedi hood. Then it mixed with The Matrix to do a slow motion bullet-time fight scene on top of a moving vehicle. Plus anytime an action movie starts talking about getting expelled from “THE Order” or “THE Council” (like there’s of course only one of those and we’re all supposed to know what it is) you know you’re in for a cliché tsunami. The movie is loosely based on a Korean graphic novel. When I say loosely I mean like Lindsey Lohan looks tight compared to this. Basically they’ve changed everything. So yeah, maybe we’ll get some cool effects and a mindless but entertaining 2hrs but I wouldn’t put any money on it. At least it’s not Twilight.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

Do you remember the exact moment when you lost COMPLETE faith in all humanity? I do! It was, oh, about 1:57 ago when I watched the worst trailer I’ve ever seen. Have you ever heard a joke so bad that it actually made you physically angry? I just heard like 10 of them in a row. I mean Twilight is bad…really bad. So the idea of a movie that makes fun of Twilight is very appealing to me. I mean talk about an easy target! But this actually looks like it’s going after the FANS of Twilight. This is like an homage to that Godawful nightmare of a movie. THEN add a few lame pop-culture references to things like Lady Gaga and The Jersey Shore, and you have something so stupid it baffles the mind. What kind of sick twisted individual would not only subject themselves to this, but PAY MONEY to do so? Not me, I can tell you that much. This trailer is for true masochists only. The makers of “Vampires Sucks” will probably meet plenty of vampires on the way to that special place in Hell that is now reserved for them. I mean honest to God I’ve seen laundry detergent commercials funnier than this piece of shit. Just take my advice and don’t watch this trailer. I’ve suffered enough for the both of us.