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Saga August 19 2011 09:46 PM

Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review
 
surprised there isn't a thread for this. i enjoyed the original film so i'm curious to see how this remake fares. i'll be seeing this later tonight. has anyone else seen it yet?

Darth_Daver August 19 2011 10:09 PM

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Just seen it. Some of the "let's be frightening" parts in the beginning fell flat, but after Tennant took the stage it became awsome beyond measure. Vampires are un-twilighted by this one! :) Solid A, last time I laughed this hard was Hot Fuzz and In Bruges.

auntiehill August 19 2011 10:57 PM

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I hoping to see this tomorrow. If it's anything even remotely like Hot Fuzz and In Bruges, then I'll enjoy it.

Admiral_Young August 19 2011 11:09 PM

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I'll be checking this out but not this weekend. Most likely next weekend.

Temis the Vorta August 19 2011 11:23 PM

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I'm up for this movie, but probably will wait to netflix it. I wanna see what our boy Chekov has been up to. ;)

stonester1 August 20 2011 02:08 AM

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Loved it. Great casting, beautifully shot, script by Marti Noxon of Buffy fame, nice nods to the original as well as other vampire tales, not to mention other sources of geek lore.

See it.

stj August 20 2011 02:58 AM

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Why didn't David Tennant tell Charlie Brewster that the unicorn he was riding could stab the vampire to death with its horn? A better question is, why does a movie supposedly set in this day and age relentlessly hammer away at the supposed hero's virginity? (Which the supposed heroine isn't, by contrast.) The conviction that fanboys don't like sex is set in concrete in Hollywood.

The original Fright Night was one of the cinematic pioneers of the sexy vampire (along with Vamp, Frank Langella's Dracula, Interview with the Vampire and Lost Boys.) That well's been drained dry.

The unbelievable hostility between all the characters (well, strictly, Toni Collette doesn't respond to Charlie's dismissive attitude with anger or bitterness,) means all the positive actions they take seem unmotivated.

Colin Farrell was impressive, David Tennant was delightfully funny, Anton Yelchin was there and Christopher Mintz-Plasse entirely failed to make his character seem human.

Poor stuff. Sorry I wasted the money.

Saga August 20 2011 04:14 AM

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i thought it was pretty good. i like the original and the changes that were made were interesting. they did just kinda jump in and run with Jerry being a vampire though. Tennant was great though. i wasn't sure if McLovin could pull off a vampire or not, but thought he did a nice job.

timothy August 20 2011 04:48 AM

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saw it today and I loved it including the changes. and the 3d was fantastic. I was surprised no nudity in this version.

Saga August 20 2011 05:30 AM

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timothy wrote: (Post 5173511)
saw it today and I loved it including the changes. and the 3d was fantastic. I was surprised no nudity in this version.

i was surprised at the lack of nudity too. the original film had its fare share so i expected even more in the remake.

trekkiebaggio August 20 2011 09:56 AM

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I saw the premiere last week and thought it was brilliant. I hadn't seen the original so I don't know how it compares. But I thought it was funny, and there were a few jumpy moments as well. Had a really fun time watching it.

CaptainJack August 20 2011 03:40 PM

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So does it follow the original pretty closely?

timothy August 20 2011 05:01 PM

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pretty much they did some changes of course. I would love to see these guys do a buffy remake.

Saga August 20 2011 08:03 PM

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CaptainJack wrote: (Post 5174096)
So does it follow the original pretty closely?

well...kinda. there are some major changes, but the basic story from the original is still there.

auntiehill August 20 2011 09:50 PM

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OK, saw it this morning. Fun, for what it was. A couple of good laughs, mostly from David Tennant. The story felt a bit rushed, but it was enjoyable. I really liked Chris Sarandon's brief appearance; I think that got the biggest laugh of the film.


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