Monday, 14 May 2007
Enough is enough
Please, no more lousy remakes of spooky Japanese horror films. The Ring might have worked box office wise — even if the original Ringu remains vastly superior — but the makers of Pulse (DVD, Paramount), the Eastern European-shot remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2001 original, Kairo should hang their heads in shame. The film's a mess. Incoherent. Ridiculous. Boring. Plotwise it makes no sense whatsoever. And isn't remotely scary. Reportedly there were problems in post-production, but it seems to me the problems lie with the script, for which Wes Craven is awarded co-credit. Not even the presence of Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell, can redemn it. Turgid.