Sunday, February 13, 2005

Psycho (1998)

Evidently someone thought it would be a good idea to do a remake of Psycho. I only watched this movie because Maryann made me. Viggo Mortensen is in it, which is reason enough for her. At least he doesn't play Norman Bates. That unenviable job goes to Vince Vaughn. A garishly costumed Anne Heche takes the role of Marion Crane, made famous by Janet Leigh.

Admittedly we used the fast forward feature liberally, but I did know the story beforehand. This appears to be nearly a shot-by-shot remake of the Hitchcock Psycho, which of course is a classic, although not the type of movie I usually enjoy. WHY remake a classic? Very strange choice. I think it is safe to say that the original was far superior.

Don't bother with this one.

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