If they didn't want comparisons, they should have made an original film....Otherwise there is no reason for its making, since people can just watch the original.
Even if the original didn't exist, this would still be a dud of a film.
Fanboy : a person who does not think while watching.
Look, as much as I understand where you are coming from and that this film COULD/ SHOULD be praised on its own merits alone... unfortunately it cannot pass JUST on its own because it is a REMAKE and it made it obvious that its a remake.
so you cannot even say I'm fangirl-ing or I'm defending it because it's a movie made in the East. That arguement is old, repetitive and does not really prove a point except prove that the person trying to make an arguement has nothing left to argue with but to retaliate with a silly point like that.
A lot of people that haven't seen the original want to give this remake a lot of bonus points for things like the "twist" (as the OP mentions) or it's, and this is laughable, ORIGINALITY.
Well, let me tell you this: The 1998 version of Psycho was WAY better than this terrible movie. Personally, I think that movie is way underrated (with a 4.6) - but I understand why people wanted to be so hard on it.
Basically, if you want to be well-received for your story then it better be a good one; it better be an original one …It really was a terrible film. But, again, to anyone unfamiliar with the source material, I could see liking it... as it would SEEM original…. By the same token, if this story had been completely original? Well, I'm sure I'd enjoy the movie a lot more and probably give it at least some praise for what it was doing
This of course takes into account everything that they deem important on a subconscious level, but ultimately boils down to how it made them feel- this is the camp I'm in mostly.
Other people, who have studied film (I've also studied film a bit at uni, but wouldn't call myself a "film buff") have a deeper appreciation for the technical side, and pride themselves on analysing a film. This is often done by comparing other "classics".
I don't blame fanboys/girls rating it low, as it's difficult not to if you're a diehard fan of the original because of the emotional reaction
That said, I can't believe how low they're rating it, and I think its kinda sad how little thought went into the ratings. I mean 5.6... really? I challenge the fanboys and girls to go out and watch another 5.6 movie and then tell me that their rating of this film wasn't irrational and emotionally charged.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and more people need to appreciate that. This film was good and was on the receiving end of a lot of undeserved hate. Bloody ridiculous. Ratings like that aren't doing the credibility of this site any favours either.
look at veil dead, maniac, departed, the rings .. etc they all got high ratings and reviews, even though most people have seen the originals
you oldboy US defenders should just face the truth one day, instead of ignoring every argument that comes your way.
and now you explain to me how, that is a lie or misleading in regards to:
any proof or so you really think amking stuff up is enough?