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Last House on the Left (2009) Movie Review


Last House on the Left (2009) Movie Review

Ok, so I "finally" got to go see the remake of one of the "supposely" most shocking movies ever. Now, I am going to say the original seems SO dated to me. Its music is hokie as hell. The interaction is pretty bad. The acting I thought wasn't so great. There were some fair moments in the original but, I couldn't wait for them to put a new spin and most importantly "feel" on that old movie. So this movie stars Tony "Kiss The Girls, Jason Lives, Ghost" Goldwyn, Monica "Con Air, Saw" Potter, and Garret "Deadwood, No Country for Old Men" Dillahunt. Although, the movie kept some of the premise of the old one a few things were changed. But, nothing that I would say disrepected the original. The acting wasn't going to win any Oscars but, its a damn sight better than anything in the original. Krug was a bad mother fucker and frankly did a good job. I will say I would've liked to have seen his brother and his girlfriend have more creepyness to them. They seemed kind of toned down. I thought they both seemed a bit more twisted some how in the original. We thankfully, have none of the stupid cops in this one. Tony Goldwyn is damn strong as a pissed off father. And after he realizes they have raped his daughter does a fine job of portraying a mad as hell father. I've heard several folks say the rape scene was terrible but, frankly I thought it seemed a little toned down. There was some gore in this movie and frankly much less than expected which did disappoint me. I really felt this was a chance to really make a great torture movie. I was hoping for part Hills Have Eyes, Saw, and Hostel mixed with Last House on the Left. However, I didn't get it. Wait. Till the very end. And when you see the ending (if you haven't already read about it) then you will know what I mean. Although, I've read the endings terrible and blah blah blah. I have to say I thought it was damn creative frankly. And it makes me look forward to a possible unrated cut on dvd. In conclusion, the remake was far and away better than the original. It will look a helluva lot better 30 years from now than the original does now. Sadly as its loved for being a classic much like the original chainsaw time just hasn't been kind to it. Anyway, I say this remake is a definite buy when it hits dvd especially on a unrated cut. And gets a definite good score. 4.0 out of 5.0 axes.

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