Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Re: Friday the 13th
I've been lapping up all the remakes (well except maybe The Hills Have Eyes 2 - yeuch). They don't have the freshness of the originals, but technically they're considerably better - photography, effects and 'acting' *(anyone who remembers the oldies with a degree of nostalgia needs to watch them again).
Considering how bad the majority of sequels were - most of the Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street sequels were execrable - these remakes can only be an improvement. A fairly cynical way to make money perhaps, but good fun.
I really enjoy Rob Zombie's work and thought he tried very hard to get a proper backstory going**. Since he needs to put Sherri in his films and vids (or no nookie for a while) and Sid Haig is a laugh a minute, I can tolerate the Jerry guest thing at the beginning.
*This is strictly in comparison and generally shouldn't be confused with the thespian art.
** Is there a special edition out? Rob's commentaries are outstanding - he obviously loves film and is always eloquent - and the single disc edition I found had nada by way of extras.