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I assume at this point that we’re all numb to the never-ending stream of remakes flowing into our theaters. Another one is announced and we no longer sigh or shake our heads. Outrage is long gone. All that’s left is passive acceptance. But every once in a while, a remake actually has the potential for greatness (unlike, say Robocop). It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that there’s a few genuinely talented filmmakers infiltrating those vast legions of action figure, board game and internet meme adaptations to secretly produce something that’s not a colossal waste of talent, time and money. The announcement that Hany Abu-Assad has signed on to remake Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance gives me that same warm and fuzzy feeling. Abu-Assad won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film, Omar, and his previous film Paradise Now was similarly lauded with all manner of »

- Adam Bellotto

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