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Discussion in 'General' started by CPT HOOK, Feb 9, 2022.
FINALLY! A remake of a horror movie that was no good to begin with! Never understood how a movie that stuck so closely to a damn good novel could be so awful. Drew Barrymore's performance consisted primarily of breathing heavily and looking dazed while a fan blew on the back of her head. Terrible!
Yeah, I never liked the Barrymore version.
I gave it another chance, about 3 years ago, and it was even worse than I remembered.
This one looks much better.
Had no idea that John Carpenter was scoring this! Full circle after developing Firestarter in the '80s. I'll be watching on Peacock day one. I remember really enjoying the book, but did not care for the original film.
Yeah, together with Cody and a third guy.
I hope he and his son, continue to make soundtracks for a bunch of movies.
Looks good though the "liar liar pants on fire" line is pretty cheesy. I liked the 80s version okay at the time but it was very flawed (George C. Scott as Native American Rainbird?) It's not one I revisit much and always thought a remake could improve on it.
Looks better than the original film at least. I'll check it out.
I like how this one stays close to the psychological theme of the novel: a little girl that has to learn how to control her destructiveness and anger. It's very prominent in the book, but completely underplayed in the old movie.
This already has a June 28th blu-ray release date:
In theaters and on Peacock this Friday the 13th.
No messing about, the window seems to get shorter and shorter.
Such an original poster
Still, curious to see this one. Don't really remember the first outside of thinking it was a bore and a drag.
In most instances, King’s writing doesn’t translate well to the screen. It’s no coincidence that the best films based upon his works diverge significantly from the texts. His best adaptations that adhere closest to his books are the reality based thrillers. When it comes to his supernatural or sci-fi ones they generally wind up being pretty damned awful with a couple of exceptions.
Now available on Peacock.
The girl playing Charlie was the "evil kid" in the first half of American Horror Story last year, and was one of the few bright spots about that horrendous "season". Don't have Peacock though, will have to wait for the Blu.
I have this downloaded so I'll give it a watch tonight or tomorrow.
It was not very good. It's a bland re-telling that lacks the original's fiery climax. This was the first time in three movies that Rainbird wasn't played by a white guy, yet taking his voice away in this one simply relegates him to a bad "savage Indian" trope.
The best things about it are the John Carpenter score and that it runs a merciful twenty minutes shorter than the original.
Will wait and buy the blu-ray!
I don't know why this got a theatrical release.
It felt more like a TV movie.
I was expecting something more epic. It was too small scale.
There are also a few things in the trailer, missing from the movie, so I wonder if it was edited down.
No real depth to the characters and the bad guys either.
Except for a couple of scenes, the soundtrack was pretty "meh" as well, which was disappointing, since it was a Carpenter score.
I'm not a fan of the original, but it has one hell of an explosive climax.
The climax of this one, was just weak in comparison.
Just watch the original instead.
I was wondering why this had an R rating. A few burn scenes, some gunshot wounds, and some cussing. Felt PG-13 to me. Also, it's always tough when you have a child star. Ryan Armstrong was OK but couldn't really pull off the performance. The screenwriter gave her character some dialog that wasn't believable coming from an 11 year old either. It's been too long since I've seen Drew Barrymore's performance so I can't compare the two. At 94 minutes the film doesn't really have time to drag but the ending was disappointing to me as well and felt rushed.
^^ I had a feeling it was going to be this way for some reason. I just wasn't all too impressed by the trailer (or the cast) when I viewed it, and Blumhouse stuff these days seems to be mostly "miss" than "hit"
I like the original film, albeit not among my favorite Stephen King cinematic adaptations... but at least the original film had a really solid cast.