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Sep. 16, 2007by: Ben Barna
I'm still baffled as to why Michael Haneke chose to remake his own FUNNY GAMES as his North American debut. Haneke has been a dominant force in European cinema, creating subversive and disturbing movies for years. Any new Haneke movie is an event for me, and I would have loved to see a new story from the dark mind of this master, but if an English remake is what he's giving me, then an English remake is what I'll take.

We've got the trailer for FUNNY GAMES right BELOW, and it's pretty great. But I can't help but feel that I've already seen this film in a different language. It seems wholly similar to the original, and that brings my excitement level down a notch. I can only imagine my excitement if this film was an original. Having said that, I love Naomi Watts (especially after seeing EASTERN PROMISES), and it hurts me to watch her get tortured that way. And the casting of the two young men is perfect, as Michael Pitt and Brady Corbett are spitting images of each other, and share that effeminate quality ripped straight from a Gus Van Sant movie. For those of you who are tired of the torture-porn genre that's been exploited over the last couple of years, watch Haneke replace gore and guts with smarts and psychology on February 15th.

Extra Tidbit: Ron Howard is tapped to remake Haneke's film CACHE (HIDDEN).
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12:33PM on 09/17/2007
If he hadn't made Funny Games already I would probably be first in line to see this one and it will surely be really really good. Well I'm still gonna see it but wouldn't it be greater with a new film?

His La Pianiste is btw one o my favourite movies.
If he hadn't made Funny Games already I would probably be first in line to see this one and it will surely be really really good. Well I'm still gonna see it but wouldn't it be greater with a new film?

His La Pianiste is btw one o my favourite movies.
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1:43AM on 09/17/2007
great stuff... haven't and would'nt ever see a german movie (Im from Germany, german movies suck)... but if its an american remake, its probably gonna be great and i watch it too.
great stuff... haven't and would'nt ever see a german movie (Im from Germany, german movies suck)... but if its an american remake, its probably gonna be great and i watch it too.
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11:41PM on 09/16/2007
I don't like this idea at all. I was a huge fan of the original and this is just going to suck in comparison. Psycho remake what?
I don't like this idea at all. I was a huge fan of the original and this is just going to suck in comparison. Psycho remake what?
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11:35PM on 09/16/2007
I never saw the original film, but I'd like to. This trailer is great, but I do find it odd that he's remaking his own film. Oh well. I'm game.
I never saw the original film, but I'd like to. This trailer is great, but I do find it odd that he's remaking his own film. Oh well. I'm game.
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10:15PM on 09/16/2007
it does look like he just made the same movie scene for scene from what the trailer showed. Can't really see the point in that. Probably wont be seeing it in theaters.
it does look like he just made the same movie scene for scene from what the trailer showed. Can't really see the point in that. Probably wont be seeing it in theaters.
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9:57PM on 09/16/2007
Supposedly he's just making it so American audiences will watch it. That said, with movies like "Saw" and "Hostel" pulling in audiences, it's perfect timing for this movie.
Supposedly he's just making it so American audiences will watch it. That said, with movies like "Saw" and "Hostel" pulling in audiences, it's perfect timing for this movie.
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9:41PM on 09/16/2007
I cannot believe that he has pretty much made exactly the same film, the house, even the placement of the couch etc is exactly the same as the original!! Bizarre!
I cannot believe that he has pretty much made exactly the same film, the house, even the placement of the couch etc is exactly the same as the original!! Bizarre!
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