I've been a huge fan of the original Fright Night, and was excited to see this remake. Overall, it
had some decent effects (see it in 3D, there's TONS of 3D effects), but the movie had no "personality" - which I guess is the reason I loved the first Fright Night so much - EVERY character in that movie had personality. The best scenes to me in the remake were the highway chase, excellent effects and camerawork. Frankly though, I wouldn't have minded seeing everybody die at the end - that's how little I cared about any of the characters.
Though advertised as an IMAX-3D Experience, the quality was flat out sub-par. The movie itself was
wonderfully animated (though WAY too scary for younger children), and I enjoyed the movie.
BUT, at least at the IMAX theatre I saw it in (Opry Mills, Nashville TN), the sound was too loud, the picture was muddy (especially for an IMAX film), and there were "ghost" images behind the 3-D effects if you were not looking directly at the screen.
Flecks of dust that had attached to the film were giant sized on the IMAX screen, like bugs on a windshield that block your view.
The movie is well worth it, but save your money on the IMAX version ($15 at Opry Mills) --- see it in a regular 3-D theatre and use the money you'll save on concessions.
The 3-D was a nice addition to the movies, but it is the story itself that makes Toy Story such a
wonderful movie for all ages. I've always liked the original more than Toy Story 2, but the 3-D effects are better in 2.
The 10-minute intermission sequence was nicely done! It kept the audience entertained, and the 10 minute wait for the start of the second movie flew by. VERY nice for the youngsters!
Even without the 3D, I would have taken my 5 year-old to see the double feature. He's only seen them on the small screen (DVD), and I've always wanted him to experience these movies on the big screen.
The animation, which was unbelievable at the time the movies were originally made, seems a bit dated (compared to today's animation), but it is still the STORY (and the Randy Newman songs) that make these movies great. Plus, these are true G-rated movies - suitable for all audiences.
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