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    Posted: October 04 2005 at 6:18am

It's a remake of something that wasn't that good to begin with -- But is it a RAZZIE® Contender?? JOIN THE DISCUSSION...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadguy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2005 at 6:28pm
It's not a horror movie, it's a slasher. With pretty girls running around scared and the young guy running around with his shirt off.
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Wow, this is only the second comment for this.
 
The good:
 
Rachel Nichols: She's hot and the only actual scare happens during her scene.
 
Melissa George: She's, also, hot and performance is good.
 
The bad:
 
Jesse James: James is annoying as George's son and Ryan Reynolds' step-son. He has a perpetual stick up his ass and you'll just wanna throttle him.
 
Jimmy Bennett: This bastard again. Before he annoyed me in Orphan and Poseidon and Vits in No Ordinary Family, he starred in this as James' brother.
 
The ugly:
 
The jump-scares: One of the cheapest tricks a horror movie can pull is a jump-scare. The Amityville Horror runs almost exclusively runs on jump-scares. All of the Platinum Dunes movies rely on them.
 
Ryan Reynolds: Ryan Renolds in a horror movie is a bad idea. Remember Blade: Trinity? While it's not as bad a bet as Reynolds in a comic book movie (Green Lantern, Wolverine, the aforemented Blade: Trinity) his acting in this is terrible. He hampers his performance from the start by playing him as a sociapath at the beginning of the movie. This makes his transformation into a killer less shocking.
 
As crappy as this movie was, it was better than the original. Grade: C-
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jesse685 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2012 at 6:37pm
SchumacherH8ter, I think you forgot that Jimmy Bennett was also in Evan Almighty and Shorts.

Only the third comment for this, good lord!
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He was annoying in Evan Almighty and I've never seen Shorts.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jesse685 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2012 at 11:45am
Will you be able to do a future review of it please?
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