Bold reinterpretation or just another needless remake:-
You decide, and be sure to let me know.
Trailer gives away pretty much all of it, and combined with “you will know her name” on the posters suggests they think audiences already knowing the story – in which case you have to wonder, what’s the point? Personally I think it does need modernising. As much as I love the original (except for that prom-prep dressing up) it is rather dated. Great performances of course, tough to beat, but hopefully this’ll create some new King fans (because, you know, he needs them and all). I do hope they keep the little brat on the bike…
I take your point that the original is dated, and I don’t have anything against remakes per se, but… I think the fear with remakes is that they’ll totally muck it up and the original will be sullied by association, an unreasonable fear, but then aren’t most of them. What niggles me is that there are so many mediocre/bad films that they could remake and do them right, but that seldom seems to happen, instead it’s just milking known cash cows for the next generation.
It’s probably because it’s an American phenomenon, but I find the whole thing with prom night and its associated glamour/validation totally baffling and slightly creepy. School’s out – let’s go down the pub and get hammered, would be more like it.
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