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Don't believe the hype; trust me
January 17, 2019
This was without a doubt the most ridiculous, steam of consciousness bilge water I have witnessed on the ‘big’ screen. Some director decided to utilize the armature of a previous film to cut and paste disturbing imagery to a nonsensical screenplay and dialogue. I waited for this remake patiently and when Amazon offered it, I made the foolish decision to purchase the video. What I am left with is two hours plus of my life invested in a film with no direction, little entertainment value and devoid of anything coherent or substantial. This is the sort of film that people who fancy themselves part of the (self-ascribed) literati see and offer their insight and explanations. Words like, ethereal, esoteric, imaginative, intangible, and cryptic are just some of the adjectives that come to mind. One of my favorites in that realm include the old catch-all of ‘intellectual,’ which is a nuanced way of telling you they don’t truly know what it is they saw, but it must be good if even they don’t understand it. I consider myself reasonably intelligent and I could not begin to tell you the director’s motivation or the movie’s plot in any substantive detail. People often tell you to “save your money” or “don’t waste your time.” I can only say that I have seen the result of not accepting sage advice like those and I stand deeply corrected and stupefied at my lack of trust. Please, do not make the same poor decision.