Here Comes Another Remake, Straw Dogs Has Finished Production
Any movie fanatic would remember the ultra-violent 1971 movie Straw Dogs starring Dustin Hoffman.Well Hollywood seems to have run out of ideas and has completed rebooting the movie for a new set of movie goers. The movie (in the original as well as the remake) follows David and Amy Summers, who move away from the [...]
Any movie fanatic would remember the ultra-violent 1971 movie Straw Dogs starring Dustin Hoffman.Well Hollywood seems to have run out of ideas and has completed rebooting the movie for a new set of movie goers.
The movie (in the original as well as the remake) follows David and Amy Summers, who move away from the city for a quieter life. Their lives take a turn for the worse as they face unbelievable torment by the locals in the area. David decides to fight back, resulting in extreme acts of violence. (Don’t wanna spoil it for you, so ill leave the violence to your imagination).
Now i am on the fence as to whether the new version will be an enjoyable watch, or a constant scene by scene comparison of how the old one did it right and the new one failed.
Violence plays a major role in Straw Dogs, so i wonder how Director Rod Lurie would decide to express it in the reboot. Cinema as a media platform has been constantly pushing the envelope over the years in terms of what is acceptable viewable violence. With movies like SAW and Hostel already displaying excessive violence, will Lurie decide to push the envelope a bit further or will he take the easy road out and decide to tone it down a notch.
Another reason I am a bit sceptical about the movie is the lead roles played by James Marsden (David Summer) and Kate Bosworth (Amy Summer). Marsden and Bosworth would have to really step out of their comfort zones as actors to portray the horrendous ordeals they face as David and Amy Summer.
The remake is scheduled for release in early September in the US and is still TBA in the United Arab Emirates.
Hopefully when the movie arrives in cinemas I would have to present my ID to get in, if not for the nudity at least for the excessive violence we as an audience have come to love.
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