Makes me laugh.........
No, the film doesn't make me laugh, the amount of abuse it gets does! Remaking Hitchcock films is always dangerous as many people will hate the remakes because they are remakes of 'classics'. I must say that the Hitchcock version of this story is actually one of my least favourite of his films. It just wasn't directed as well as most of his films and the characters were not as interesting as, say, Brendan and his 'friends' from 'Rope' (one of Hitchcock's masterpieces and one of my favourite films.
The remake, I think was a lot better and more fun. The two old characters here are likable whereas in the original they were just annoying.
I am not attacking the Big H and I still liked the original (which I own a copy of) but I just prefered the remake and hate the way it is attacked mainly because it is a remake of a Hitchcock film.
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