June 6, 2006

We are horrified....

...by the new horror movie, "The Omen":
Early in the movie a shot of the World Trade Center in flames, introduced as a portent of Armageddon, sharpens this remake's sour tang of exploitation.
... horrified by the filmmakers' despicable greediness to manipulate emotion that they would appropriate and desecrate this image.

5 comments:

PatCA said...

So I guess it's not "too soon" to exploit...er, see these images.

John said...

Hmmm? Directed by John Moore. That isn't a pseudonym for Michael is it? Sure would explain all the exploitive references!

Word verification: apigp - seems appropriate.

altoids1306 said...

I probably only go the movie theaters about twice a year now. Hollywood, keep up the good work, and you can cut down to once a year, then never!

Timh said...

Could this image really be any more desecrated than it already has been?

Wickedpinto said...

I haven't seen the New "omen" and I know that if I watch it, I won't be impressed, the original was GREAT!

Just like they remade "When A Stranger Calls" I was OFFENDED!!!!! by the previews.

In the MC, in 1996, while I was still at my MOS School, I bought a VCR, a friend bought a TV, and we would rent movies. One weekend, my TV owning friend, who had free use of my VCR, because of the shared nature of a lot of us, wanted to rent horror movies. . .

I agreed, and so we started looking for some horror flicks, and the crappy video store next to the base, and he wanted campy "B" movie horrors, and I introduced him to "Rosemary's baby" he had heard of it, and thought it was "old" so he didn't think it was interesting, I told him "you will be surprised" he caved in, cuz I owned the VCR. Later her picked 2 B movie horrors, and I saw "When a Stranger Calls" the original, with Carol Kane/kain whatever.

And I said, "this will scare this S!!! out of you"

He was a pop culture kid, I was 21, with a FULL 3 years experience over him :), but I convinced him again.

We watched all the movies, and we saved "when a stranger calls" for last, so that it was watched later at night (about 3 am ish.)

We watched his campy gorefests first, and he hated them, then we watched rosemary's baby (which I have a personal attatchment to, since my mothers name is "rose mary" and my brother was born in 1969" only 2 months after the release of the movie) and my gorefest fan friend who owned the TV on which the videos were playing on the VCR I bought, I felt proud cuz . . . hey, sharing art is important.

Then we watched "when a stranger calls" the original.

we spent about 5 minutes, with my friend saying to me "why did we rent this?" acting like the instant gratification F he was, and I kept saying "shut up and watch"

But as "When a Stranger Calls" grew to it's main plot point, which occurs approximately 50 minutes into the movie, my buddy turned to me and said "Thats EFFING SCARY SH@#T"

But the REMAKE of "When a Stranger Calls" gives up the MAIN suspense method in the FRIGGEN PREVIEWS!!!!"

THAT is the problem with modern horror/suspense.