THE HILLS HAVE EYES 1977 (about a family named CARTER who's being terrorized by cannibals in the Nevada desert) wasn't as scary as it could've been due to its low budget; THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2006 (about a family named CARTER who's being terrorized by mutants in the Nevada desert) squanders its big budget by not even trying to be scary. At least not in the traditional sense. The cinematography doesn't generate the right atmosphere and the gore is excessive.
Luckily, this remake has better actors and, unlike the original, it has likeable characters (this version of BOBBY CARTER explains why he didn't tell his parents that he found their dog dead, and it makes sense) and a real ending (finishing on a cliffhanger isn't the same as finishing the moment the climax ends).
Post by cryptoflovecraft on Jan 1, 2019 16:03:49 GMT
I love the original The Hills Have Eyes (1977). It's brutal and unrelenting fun. The sequel is awful and the remake is mediocre and unnecessary. I prefer the realistic looking villains in the first film over the mutants in the remake.