01 September 2006

Don't mess with perfection

Aaarrgh! Most movie remakes are an embarrassment (The Fly and King Kong are the only really outstanding ones that come to mind), but if the original wasn't much good in the first place, at least no harm is done. Now we're being offered a completely unnecessary rehash of a cult classic.

Early signs aren't good -- the remake wasn't pre-screened for critics, and the director of the original wanted nothing to do with what sounds like an utter mess. (Not set in Scotland? Killer bees?!)

Sigh. Well, I hope it will at least lead to a renewed interest in the original.

Update: Yep, it's bad.

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