September 30th 2014 01:07
The remake of Rosemaryís Baby is a movie to appreciate very much. Starting with a modern take on the original, you need to understand the original (or should I say classic) version is by far the best. The newest version has diversity. French culture with a black and white couple is easy to fathom compared to when the original was produced.
Evil is brought to life in this psychological thriller starring Zoe Saldana (Avatar) and Patrick J. Adams. Based on the best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, Rosemary's Baby also stars starring Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter).
Set in present-day France, Rosemary's Baby focuses on a young married couple that escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind them. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can't refuse - an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past, and an immeasurable price.
The villains in this movie were not as sinister as villains in the original. Guy appears supportive, which gave what Rosemary needed. Margot is a true manipulator, sugary through and through. Romanís version had the acting more realistic and better in some areas. The characters seemed more real. Guy clearly a scoundrel that John Cassavetes was wonderful and excellent at portraying a real damming man.
The latest version has Guy holding lot of guilt with modern Rosemary being more trusting and easily deceived. She had the situation figured out in about ten minutes. The original Rosemary was not as sharp. It took her more time to figure out what was happening. Though the newest version stands out, I have to side with Romanís style. He gives you a full and complete movie.
Delivery: The Beast Within
I sat down to watch this movie not expecting much anything. My point of view was corrected at the very beginning with premise of the film focusing on a reality TV show following a couple who are expecting their first child. The movie comes across as an actual documentary. The movie offers interviews and other footage that creates a very real and foreboding circumstance.
Like most reality shows, the beginning are slow to start, but increments of the creepy aspect of the horror movie begins to show rather nicely. The scary chill slowly crawls up your spine with no jump scares that are otherwise so typical of horror films. The acting kept the movie in good rapport with me as the segments seem downright uncanny. Still, the main characters seemed very real with Kyle the overstressed husband and Rachel the cranky pregnant lady.
The ending is a bold move, but should receive kudos from horror fans. I just have to say it was shocking with a twist. Intellectually written and well acted, I have to say you need to watch the movie and make no judgments until the end.