Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I'm pleased to report that this remake of a Hollywood (and Hitchcock) classic, Rear Window, is not just watchable, but actually pretty good.

Shia LaBeouf is a promising actor, or should I say star, since he has already been in 2 huge movies since this one came out (Transformers, now a franchise, and the latest installment of the Indiana Jones saga).

The story is very similar to the original and simply updated to the 21st century's sensibilities, which mostly means a lot more gadgetry and younger and sexier actors to attract a bigger audience.

Ultimately, the acting is good and the scare level is kept way up, with palpable tension spread throughout, which is what's most important for a movie of this genre.

I'd recommend it, but make sure you watch Rear Window as well!! That's a masterpiece.

Grade: 7.5

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