Written March 11, 2009
Monday March 9 - I just attended the advance press preview of this 1hr and 50min remake of the 1972 movie of the same name. The original movie was directed by Wes Craven - who produced this 2009 remake with Dennis Iliadis directing - screen-written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca.
The plot was nicely fleshed-out resulting in a chair-gripping knuckle-biting suspenseful cathartic movie-going experience.
The major theme of revenge/vengeance was well-done.
A high quality production - this movie was well-edited and competently directed. The relatively unknown cast performed commendably.
The preview audience repeatedly cheered and clapped throughout the movie - reflecting their interest and their high level of involvement in the movie - ending with a resounding ovation.
Scenes of violence, drug use, nudity, sexuality - not family/kids-friendly.
For fans of horror/suspense - GO SEE IT!
Definitely worth my time - well-done!
Written March 20, 2009
The premise of this movie is one for which the public has been ravenously hungry.
When sadistic emotional infants possessed of weak character seek to feel powerful by victimizing the weak and stealing away their happiness, taking justice into one's own hands is the only action that satisfies. The police cannot always protect us and our criminal justice system fails to prevent recidivism.
In the case of the family featured in this movie, the only safety and peace of mind that they would enjoy would be only that which they could purchase in blood.
The rape scene in this movie is masterfully done. It is just graphic enough to allow you to develop a deep inner loathing for the scumbags committing it, while simultaneously avoiding the display of any graphic nudity throughout the scene in order to make it suitable for viewing by emotionally mature teens.
The acting on the part of Sara Paxton during the rape scene was superb.
I highly recommend this movie to any suspense fan.
Written March 11, 2009
I just saw the advance screening and it was not bad at all. I did not see the original movie but this one, produced by wes craven was quite suspenseful. The stabbing and blood scenes looked real and the acting was good. Great date movie.
Written March 08, 2009
This is ridiculous..If we're going to a restaurant and want a review we dont listen to someone whos never eaten there or even looked at the menu, this is supposed to be a place that we gain knowledge rather then read what someone writes without any information other then a trailer and their own deep rooted political/sexual/entertainment views.
Listen to someone who has been to the movie...and if theyre giving a review a while before the movie comes out treat their review with Skepticism as there are only a few out there who have been to a preview and others are actual employees from the studio that have seen it and have a reason for it to do well.
PEOPLE...if your unsure about going to see this or any other movie wait till after the first day and then come to Fandango, read the reviews and make an informed judgement, after all if we want to be the first to see a movie we're not going to read any reviews before going and if we need a review then we need info not bias, Thankyou
Written April 01, 2009
THIS MOVIE WAS NOT ENTERTAINING AT ALL!! I DO NOT SEE HOW PWOPLE CAN SIT THROUGH AND WATCH THAT HORRIBLE RAPE SECNE!!!! YOU GUYS ARE JUST AS SICK AS THE PERSON WHO MADE THE DAMN MOVIE. I MEAN COME ON DONT YOU THINK THERE IS SOMETHING WORNG WITH WATCHING A TEENAGE GIRL GET RAPED BY 2 MEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAMN WOODS AND THEY SHOW IT ALL?? AND I WALKED OUT OF THE DAMN MOVIE IN TEARS IT WAS SO BAD. THATS SOMETHING U DONT WANT ANYONE TO GO THROUGH!