Friday, May 19, 2006

Jesus Christ! Not Again!

I suppose I should have seen this coming when they remade the "Cramityville Hogwash". Somebody just produced (if that's the right word; I would have used "extruded") a remake of (pregnant pause) "The Omen"

"Oh Damian! You're such a little monster! How come you won't just DIE?"

Just another segment in the Neverending Superstitious Godfomercial (r)

The web site actually makes a distinction between US English, and English on the rest of the planet. I guess we deserve it. "Git 'er done!"


At 9:58 AM, Blogger Kalanchoe542 said...

Remakes abound. Sure it's not the same as the screamfest type, but they had to go and remake "Poseidon" adventure. It sucked the first time, what makes them think it won't suck this time?

I think the real reason they make these Anti-Christ thrillers is that everyone loves to watch movies that allow them to take the spooky-hind-brain-animal-instict part of their psyches and make something acceptable to the church out of it. If they depict a guy fighting the devil, it's more acceptable to them than acting out the fighting off of a saber tooth tiger by an Australopithecine, because, after all, we are humans not animals, and any animal memory is unacceptable. Yep, put it in a pretty package with a shiny silver bow and it's all good.

Sorry about the raving. I think it's the codeine talking. Stupid knee.....

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with fiction, right? The problem is that "based on a true story" label sells well. Fear also sells well, so you combine the two together and you've got yourself a winner... I actually read the novel that the Omen movies are based on about 15 or so years ago and I found it to be mildly entertaining at the time...

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Darius said...

Can't be too careful when it comes to Satan. Just heard that some band that recently won a contest in Europe is thought by some to be possessed. I was told recently on a conservative blog that I am myself possessed by Satan.

Pretty bummed...

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Romeo Morningwood said...

I saw the OMEN trailer yesterday at the DaVinci Code! I would throw that in with POSEIDON... WHY WHY WHY WHY???
I guess that original screenplays are just to frickin' expensive. Hollywood has been in the dumpster for decades, enough with the recycling!
They should just pile all of those old movies together like they do in the Scary Movie series and get it over with! Like the Gregory Peck series: The Omen from Brazil.

I do have one exemption..JAWS..with today's CGI wow..although the suspense from the first actually WORKED because the mechanical shark Bruce DIDN'T WORK and Speilberg had to fly by the seat of his pants. I just want to see a better shark when he hops on the boat to munch on QUINT!


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