For some reason, we have one movie opening unopposed on Friday. And....I mean, when you achieve perfection with C. Thomas Howell and Rutger Hauer...seriously. WHY do they keep remaking movies that have no business being remade? (Well, it's the dude who thought "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" needed to be remade.) Oh. ... WHO keeps funding him?!
Anyway. "The Hitcher" 2007 (neverpickupstrangers.com). Friday. Rent/buy (The W at Amazon) the original, hell, you can probably find it on cable somewhere. It's ALWAYS on.
EDIT: Shit, they made a sequel? Forget everything I said. C. Thomas Howell gets what he deserves in life.
Originally posted by CRZEDIT: Shit, they made a sequel? Forget everything I said. C. Thomas Howell gets what he deserves in life.
(edited by CRZ on 16.1.07 1947)
>Plot Synopsis: After being discharged from the local police force, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) travels to Texas with his girlfriend Maggie (Kari Wuhrer) to face down his demons and visit an old friend. Along the way, however, Jim & Maggie picks up a demented hitchhiker who has diabolical plans for the duo.<
After everything he went through the last time he picked up a hitchhiker, he picks up another one ???!!!
Originally posted by CRZWHY do they keep remaking movies that have no business being remade? (Well, it's the dude who thought "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" needed to be remade.) Oh. ... WHO keeps funding him?!
That would be Michael Bay. I guess we can blame the Transformers!
To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
I thought this was pretty good. The DC Comics in jokes were appropriately hardcore. The running gag of Aquaman being humiliated by the JLA and seeking revenge by joining the Legion of Doom was okay, pretty much what you expect.