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You know how on YouTube there are a ton of videos where 14yr olds post their crappy guitar cover of some popular song? That's what this completely pointless remake is: an amateur attempt to recreate, nearly shot-for-shot, a pretty decent well known movie. The main problem is that not a single person in this movie delivers anything close to a good performance. All of the actors are entirely unmemorable and deliver their lines with the striking awkwardness of a broken robot. Seriously, every single line has a minimum of one characteristic that makes it sound wrong. In the original, each teen stood out a bit and had a somewhat distinct personality (the boy meets world guy, the squirrel hunting bb gun guy, the asshole rich guy), but in the remake everyone is equally wooden and undeveloped; as such they all blend into one and at times I forgot who was supposed to be who from the original. In addition, there is no chemistry between any of these people. As others have pointed out, it's like they grabbed a bunch of totally random people who had no idea what this movie was supposed to be like and said "ok, just do whatever". This leads to the other major problem: if you've seen the original than you'll remember how some of the scenes happened. Thusly, you immediately realize how wrong every single one feels in the remake. All of the memorable parts of the original now feel either forgettable, rushed, cheesy, stupid, or all of the above. Additionally, its almost as if they consciously decided to remove lines and parts that really defined the original! I went back and checked out a few scenes from the original and they're much more cohesive and inventive than this new, sterile crap. As others have said, this completely lacks any of Eli Roth's trademarks and feels like some guy trying to be Roth but completely missing the point of the original movie and what made it notable and entertaining. Lastly, they completely ruined the character of Deputy Winston aka party cop who, despite being a minor character, was hilarious and extremely memorable in both Cabin Fever 1 and 2. You just can't replace Giuseppe Andrews on this one. In the remake they changed the character to a woman who was easily the most awkward actor in the entire film - though they cut out a bunch of the lines from the original giving her very little to work with; it's like they had no clue whether the character was supposed to be creepy, ominous, humorous, etc and the end result is simply confusing and awkward). Ultimately these changes make you wonder why the hell they even bothered to leave the character in at all. Similarly, the guy who played the character that Eli Roth was in the first movie was absolutely abysmal and awkward beyond belief (Roth himself somehow pulled it off, but this guy is not even close).
There's more I could say but I don't feel like wasting anymore time thinking about this movie. Just watch the original and avoid the remake at all costs.
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