I saw this one opening night in the reserved seat, big cushy chair theater. I didn’t have any expectations of it being an awesome movie. I was just there to see Sean Bean kill shit.
The movie had flaws, and I didn’t care for some of the dialog between Jim (Zachary Knighton) and Grace (Sophia Bush). It just seemed a bit weak. But fuck dialog, we know the movie is about the killing. Some of the car rolls and crashes seemed very Michael Bay (who produced it), but hey…whatever.
I was worried that this would end up being the nice pleasant remake, but I’m glad to say I was disappointed in that aspect. There was one scene in particular that just made me say “Fuck yeah! Let’s do this!” The hitcher pwned them all. (Should I even be rooting for the bad guy? Does that make me sick?)
Not disappointing as far as remakes go though I still think the original may still be the shit (I have to re-watch it. I fell asleep at the end but thanks to Bravo’s Scariest Movie Moments, I knew what happened. Sorta.) I still want to kick someone about the remake part.
And let me just say, I would have picked him up.