Speaking of presentation, one cannot help but watch in sheer awe and amazement at some of the deformities displayed by the irradiated family members. Better acting, better visual effects, better make-up, better story presentation i. But I have to say that if you think this sounds like fun for the entire family then I'll have to decline any invitations to sit down with you for a family dinner. Then the mutants go after the rest…. This movie was so disturbing, I'm not sure I'd want to see it again.
Recognizable, seasoned actors are chosen for the older family members, while younger, relatively lesser known actors are chosen for characters like Bobby and Brenda. It takes a lot to shock and disturb me these days, so congrats go to The Hills Have Eyes for accomplishing that. As the Carters may soon realize that what seemed like a car casually breaking down, might actually be a trap. Alexendre Aja should be proud, and is 2-for-2 in my book having done this and High Tension. It's for the horror buffs.
The intensity level starts high and never gives you an opportunity to take a bathroom break. I personally have not seen such drastically deformed individuals first hand, and I'm not sure how accurate their portrayals were in 'Hills' '06, but one thing is for sure: they were damn gruesome. They didn't leave anything to the imagination, did not imply anything. If that description turns you off then you know to save your money. I don't enjoy picking out who's going to do die first, and being correct.
Any horror aficionado should see this movie. The film starts out with the nuclear bomb test-radiation disclaimer, and from there, to those who've screened the original, the familiar New Mexico desert setting is presented for all to take in. I'll make this as blunt as possible: this is a movie that contains severed body parts, brutal shootings, axes to the head, a person biting off a bird's head and drinking its blood, and disturbing violence to helpless women. The Hills Have Eyes, although a remake of the original, was everything a horror movie should be. But it's a leaner, meaner animal than Wes Craven's original film. I spent most of the movie with my mouth agape.
It was admittedly a little slow at first, but then all of the sudden things began to take a turn for the wicked. Typically, I'm not a fan of slasher flicks, but this movie had elements I like to see in a movie. Not a lot, but more so than a typical thriller will bother to do. Guess it made an impression. But these terms also accurately describe this brutally vicious upgrade on Wes Craven's 1977 low-budget horror classic.
See this movie people, it's pure gold. The characters are more believable, the mutants are scarier, and the whole thing is incredibly visceral! And then there's the gore. It's not just the gore, although there is a lot of that. Only thing that caused me to dock it a point were the questionable courses of action some of the characters took. You'll have to watch the movie to find out. When the Carter's car breaks down at the old site, they're stranded. Aja realized this, and presented it very well.
The characters, story, and overall progression of events remain unchanged, however, the quality of all said elements has increased dramatically since the original 70s release. Before this movie was released in theaters, I made sure to watch Wes Craven's original endeavor. I really could not complain with any of the performances. After a very vivid and graphic opening, the film gets rolling, mixing elements of freshness with both nostalgia and familiarity. I'm not very vocal during movies. Whereas Craven gave the deformed family clan plenty of screen time in 1977, Aja opts to shroud them in mystery for much of the film's duration.
Furthermore, like any other quality remake, there are twists, there are surprises, and for people who think they're getting the same film with updated technology, think again. Will it be through might or strategy? Aja and his fellow screenwriter did an amazing job adding depth and dimension to the family members, ensuring that throughout the course of the film, people in the audience would certainly be able to connect with or identify with at least one member of the Carter family. Alexandre Aja takes Craven's original film and builds on it in just about every way. This movie isn't for the average movie-goer. I don't think sex scenes have any place in horror movies. Aja makes sure to hide the deformed family members from the viewers until just the proper moment, while Craven made their names and personalities as clear as day.
None could hold a candle next to the original films. An area originally used by the U. Sure, it has its share of problems: There are too many cheesy false scares, they added a corny patriotic subtext, and it sticks so close to the original that fans will find little in the way of surprises. Halfway through the desert the bus breaks down. This is the first studio horror film in years that I've liked. What would you do if you were traveling through the desert and became stranded amongst a group of genetically-mutated freaks who were intent on killing you? Funny side note: A girl next to me in the theater was silently weeping through the last half of the movie.
This trap might be perpetrated by the inhabitants of the site who aren't pulling a prank, but are out to set up a gruesome massacre. Non-horror movie fans: if you see this, prepare to have your world rocked. My hat's off to the dog though; that canine rocked! One thing this movie did that most horror movies don't bother to do is go into character development. I could go on and on about the performances of the rest of the cast which are all extremely solid , but you want to know more about the movie, right? The Hills '06 will satisfy your blood-lust. This is accentuated by very strong performances by all the actors.