"Suspiria" Remake (Official Thread)

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  1. re'up

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    I watched Suspiria (1977) on Tuesday night, and saw this late last night. I hadn't seen the original in years, and while I always loved it, I appreciate it more and more with every watch. It may be the best horror of all time to me, at least best intro. The remake, I am impressed by, but less sure of, in regards to how much I like it. There is a lot of indulgence, and it goes over the top in a few fairly jarring ways, the Berlin wall, and esp. the Holocaust references were heavy handed, the length was excessive, and scenes dragged for me. The acting, the direction, the music, the settings, the real "horror" scenes are masterful.

    I appreciated the subtle nods to the original, and at times wanted it to follow it more closely, but truly visionary directors would see no value in that. I did want a modern take on the rained drenched Black Forest, and the Taxi driver to the Coven. The music was effective too, for the most part. The themes of feminism and empowerment, oppression and division were muddled, but I appreciated the messages, though it is for sure a twisted one, to put it mildly. Some scenes are truly disturbing and hard to watch, as were the originals. By the end though, I was ready to leave, and the last part really sent me out on a critical note. The post script was not needed and entirely too much (Holocaust reference? Why?)

    Note: I get migraines, and came down with one, early in the movie, so some aspects were affected by this, but not much, I don't think.
     
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    Just came from it. I can definitely see why it’s getting divisive almost ‘Mother’ level reviews and think pieces. I actually thought it was good but was a little disappointed that it missed quite a few scenes from the original that I wanted to see modernized.
     
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    man gotta wait for the home release...ain't playin at any of my near by theaters
     
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    Saw it yesterday. If you're interested in horror with a trippy, colorful setting it isn't really that :francis:

    It uses the skeleton of the original but has fukk all to do with it as far as tone and intent. The horror you do get is pretty dope but it peaks at the first proper setpiece. You get some freaky scenes peppered in which they used for the trailers but that's not what you're seeing 98% of the time. I don't mind a slow burn but this movie ain't sharp at all, way too shyt going on and not enough of the shyt that got people there in the first palce. Also fukk that putty faced old man. Took up a solid 25 minutes on his bullshyt ass story line. Oh shyt the movie is set in 70s Germany, might as well do a holocaust sideplot ass.

    This could have been something at 110-120 minutes.
     
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    This was well made, well acted, I loved the Thom Yorke score/soundtrack and it maintained an efficiently creepy and tense vibe for a good portion of its running time (which was about 45 minutes too long in my opinion) but it fell apart completely by the end and the assault on the senses of the ritual scene at the end was obnoxiously indulgent on Guadagnino's part. The Olga scene at the beginning was brutally horrific though and I loved every second of it but it set an expectation that the rest of the movie never met.

    And ultimately I left the theater with only one question on my mind: what the hell was the point of remaking Suspiria in the first place? Because nothing that was done in the remake was so transcendent that it made me think it was the equal to or surpassed the original in any way.
     
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    The old man was Tilda Swinton with a prosthetic penis :deadmanny:
     
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    ......what the fukk did I just watch? :gucci:
     
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    I was absolutely ready to love this, and at times I did, but Luca Guadagnino definitely tried to do too much here and the core film suffered from it. I appreciate that they took a completely different approach to the original, but all the focus on the world around the coven detracted from the pure horror, which frankly was almost non-existent in most of the film. The first big horror scene is easily the best in the film, and sets a standard that the rest of the film doesn't even bother to try and approach again until the final act when it goes completely loco. Inbetween there is at least a full hour of film that's occasionally suspenseful but features nothing one could qualify as "horror".

    With Swinton playing a rather unnecessary triple role and Kajganich' screenplay feeling like it's trying too hard to be bigger than a mere horror picture, the big issue of this movie is that it suffers from all the indulgence. Notwithstanding that all people involved are brilliant at what they do, this was them doing too much.
     
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    This movie is fukkin insane.:dwillhuh: In a good way. I dont ever think I've seen some shyt like this. And im not even done with it.:mindblown:
     
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    The fukk did I just watch :why:

    :gucci:
     
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    The ritual dance scene (you know what am referring to) is goddamn disturbing.
     
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    Might watch tonite
     
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    Yo this cut that is out right now is shortened version of the festival release..
    they trimmed down the infamous ritual dance death and also the audition scene..
     
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    I kept trying to figure out where I seen the older blonde crazy witch from, then it hit me... she's the cyborg bytch from that Gregory Hines flick Eve of Destruction.

    I went to IMDB to be sure and she's been in a ton of shyt mostly foreign tho. Still crazy to see her pop up in somewhat major flick like this after all these years.
     
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    Ass
     

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