Monday, January 24, 2011
I spit on Your Grave (2010)
Dir: Steven Monroe (Sasquatch Mountain/It, Waits)
Once again Hollywood decides to rape a classic cult film that needed no such treatment. Now I can understand Directors trying to cash in on the more popular franchises like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St. and even lesser popular films like Texas Chainsaw massacre and Dawn of the dead because they did well long ago, But when I hear a film like Last house On The Left and This on I Spit on your Grave is getting the remake treatment, I just wonder to myself .... Why? Sure the films were controversial upon original release but I spit On Your Grave was not a big release and it had more of a horror completest following through the years. Now one problem with this remake I had is that once again, The main antagonist ,much like in the Last House re-make looks like a ambercrombie model that just forgot to shave for a few days,when in the original the baddies looked genuinely creepy and hillbillyish. Also once again the film tries to hard to replicate the shocking elements of the film by upping the ante with more gore and focus more on the rape of the victim which in all honesty in this one is less effective than the original. In the original the victim does not speak and kills quick and with purpose and in this one there is too much dialog from the Jennifer character and her revenge is so over the top and planned out it takes away from the remorse you are supposed to feel for the victim and makes you wonder why she was so helpless prior to her attack. Now on to the synopsis and critique.
Jennifer is a writer heading to the woods to start on her latest novel,Upon arrival in town she suns into some rednecks at a gas station who make passes on her and they find out where she is headed. Shortly after Jennifer begins to feel as if she is being watched and she is not alone in these secluded woods.
Gore:7 (decent work but, nothing spectacular by todays standards)
Nudity:5 (oddly less than in the original)
Story:5 ( the added sub plots really make this one lame,also way to many plot holes)
Characters:4 (Jeniffer's character is not nearly as good as the original and the rest are just annoying)
Overall: 5 out of 10 (Just another remake that did not need to happen, Here is hoping 2011 will bring more original horror and put a stop to all these awful rehashes of films that don't need them)