You know Sin -
I was waiting to be scared at the beginning with the little girl. Maybe it was the anticipation that killed the moment.
If this was the directors cut - where's the gut eatin? Hell - they even show that on NoLD on TV.
The pregnant woman was disturbing - really - what f'ed it up was that they HAD to show the baby. Wouldn't it have been more disturbing to not show the baby and then bash it's head in with a rifle butt?
The sign guy and the fat old lady were about the only redeeming factors of the movie - that and Ving Rhames who is an a** kicker in every movie he's in....(There's a class of actor who rarely does wrong in pictures - and I know it's personnel taste - but Rhames, Dinklage, Hopper, Glover, more recently Haig, Depp - argue all you want - again it's personel taste) These guys you can watch again and again - know your going to get them - and still enjoy it.
I dunno. Not here to argue. But so little excites me anymore - maybe therein lies the problem. Really - the bottom line is this: why do we get pissed because the studios redo a movie for the sake of a couple bucks? If you or I could figure out how to do it - wouldn't we?
I'd love to take inherent weaknesses in movies I've enjoyed - and try to make them better (curse me all you want - I think there is a decent 'seed' movie in Halloween III - Season of the Witch) but that is a fundamental difference between you, me, Zombie, vs. the studios. The studios are just updating the cast. I guess there is nothing wrong with that.
Funny thing is - is that people probably argued against Carpenter remaking the Thing.
You guys have gotten me excited about Halloween with Zombie - he'd just better not sell out.
But I'm more excited about Grindhouse - I trust Tarantino and Rodreguez (sorry about the spelling) to turn the genre on it's ear.
Sorry for the ramble.