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Marion Crane steals a lot of cash from a man whom her boss is in business with. On the way to see her boyfriend, she stops off by an old motel, run by the odd Norman Bates. She is murdered in the shower. Her sister, boyfriend, and a private investigator try to find out where she is, while we learn more about Norman Bates. Written by
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Samuel 'Sam' Loomis:
You never did eat your lunch, did you?
I better get back to the office. These extended lunch hours give my boss excess acid.
Samuel 'Sam' Loomis:
Why don't you call your boss and tell him you're taking the rest of the afternoon off? Its Friday, anyway - and hot.
What do I do with my free afternoon? Walk you to the airport?
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So-so, until you compare it to the original then it's poor
Marion Crane steals $400,000 and is escaping to meet her boyfriend.
When she gets tired during a stormy night she stops at the Bates motel.
When she goes missing her sister, boyfriend and a private detective
start to look for her. However the Bates motel run by Norman and his
mother is a place of many secrets.
Remakes are regular things nowadays, but carbon copies are rare. This
is a lift in terms of dialogue, shots almost everything at times. The
big question is why? As a film in its own right it's not terrible but
comparing it to the original it literally pales in comparison (despite
the colour!). Why did we need this sure on some level it may reach
those who haven't seen the original and don't want to watch an 'old'
film. But really why should we indulge the multiplexers who refuse to
watch anything made before 1991?
It's not bad it's poor a poor relation of the original. In the UK we
often get 50th anniversary etc re-releases of old films nationwide
(admittedly not in all cinemas), in fact Psycho was out a few years
ago. So the idea that a cheap copy is good because it'll help open it
up to new audiences.
The cast are all OK until you watch the original. Then Vaughn stands
out as doing a poor imitation, Heche is nowhere near Leigh and Julianne
Moore has too much 'strong woman' baggage from other roles to do well.
Admittedly the all-star cast gives weight to the roles that were
relatively minor Macy, Mortensen, Forster, James LeGros, Philip Baker
Hall etc although really the question is why they all queued up to be
in this toss!
Overall it's so-so as a film. However when you compare it to the
original it's really a poor show and, because it's a carbon copy, you
can't help but compare it line for line, scene for scene, actor for
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