The only difference is the ending of the movie, which is not half bad. All of which are significantly better than this. Despite this seemingly pointless exercise, I was prepared to give it a chance and not hate it for failing to aspire to anything original. But for those who are, let me affirm your suspicions: this movie blows. This 'Cabin Fever' remake has a rating of 3.
But everything from the acting to the gore has taken a considerable hit with this remake as to effectively make it Cabin Fever-lite. I've seen the original a few times and it is very very similar however I still found plenty to enjoy here. Although little did I know that this was going to be almost a frame by frame replica of the 2002 version. I see a lot of bad movies through out the year, but this one really suck it. A higher budget doesn't always mean a better film, though. The remake, admittedly working with Roth's original script, keeps a lot of that flair and adds a few nice touches of its own. But for those who are, let me affirm your suspicions: this movie blows.
You actually know what's coming next. I simply couldn't buy that any of them would take off for a weekend together, much less have known one another for years, as is the case for at least two of the characters. I mean remake are meant to be told different, with new character, new story, new way of this flesh eat bug virus now sadly if you were expecting that you will be disappointed. Characters: Another thing that the director copy and pasted because these characters although not played by the same 'actors' again putting it nicely they are just an exact copy as the first. I am going to rate the movie four stars out of ten based on the story, albeit it being a frame by frame copy of the 2002 version, the good acting performances and the special effects. Is it normal to set a guy on fire when he ask for help? In his first film he already had more style, flair and class than most horror movie directors achieve at any point in their careers. The moral is the characters do the same thing not always a bad thing but in this case it is.
The characters, just cut out clones from every horror film, nothing likable about any of them, so you don't even care when they die. Practically everything is telegraphed a mile in advance thanks in no small part to the reliance on the original script so that even the prospect of new deaths isn't enough to warrant much excitement. Judge it on what it is and what, if anything, it adds to the original is how I look at it. Roth's trademark humor is also excised in favor of a few random throwaway jokes, delivered in such a deadpan tone by the actors that each one falls flat on its face. This is quite a strange case where the original had its second sequel come out only 2 years ago and yet here we are with a reboot almost at the same time.
And as such, then this 2016 remake is not as enjoyable or appealing as the original 2002 version. Then they shoehorn in some jokes that aren't funny at all, and you laugh at how horribly they were delivered, and then you'll contemplate what you're doing with your life. I hesitate to call them actors because I saw no semblance of acting on screen. Reviewed by lupitag-11852 1 While not a shot-for-shot remake the angles and cinematography are different , this remake uses the same script as the 2002 original with slight alterations. It's not that any one particular actor is singularly bad, it's that none of them feel like they're in the same movie.
Like the original there are some laughs and a few jump moments to go with the gory moments. As if to keep from being too familiar, the deaths are altered just enough to qualify as being original, as long as you don't count on being surprised. People including myself would choose the second one even though the other 3 films are corny but not lazy like this is. Cabin Fever is just another byproduct of the horror remake craze. The only difference is the ending of the movie, which is not half bad. Especially since the 2002 movie was quite alright.
As this drags humorlessly towards the end there is a feeling of regret wondering why you spent so much money on a 'crappy remake' to an acclaimed classic. It's no secret Hollywood is very short of ideas, and a consequence of that is we are going to see more and more reboots and sequels as the years go on. It's not that any one particular actor is singularly bad, it's that none of them feel like they're in the same movie. First off, none of these people should be allowed to act ever again. Verdict: A duff remake of the beloved original so really nothing new, Travis Z's do-over of the 2002 classic gore-fest is surely one of the laziest despite the fact it is made from virtually the same script.
The first one wasn't even good enough to be considered a classic even though it's better than this, and then there were the two sequels the second one better than the first and third one, let's not talk about that one. It's as if none of them wanted to be there. The original was Eli Roth's welcoming party to the horror genre. Based on a true story. This movie doesn't even try to be original in its retelling of the film, as the same basic set-up and even some of the dialogue has been reused and recycled to ill-effect. As such, then director Travis Zariwny paid the original movie no respect or tribute, and it was just a shameless cash-in on an already fairly established franchise of horror movies. I mean there is no human beings who act like this in the entire world but here it seems to be normal to act like a complete retard.
This is a lifeless remake on par with the new Nightmare on Elm Street. No it's humorless and quite frankly just cheesy and there are some really cheesy films out there all of which are better. Anyone who really loved it the first time around might like to see roughly the same movie again with updated technology which, of course, doesn't work, so it's really mostly useless. If you liked the original and are open minded or if you haven't seen the original then this is worth watching. The blood n gore effects seem to be up higher than the original. But it might it some gore lovers we do see a lot more blood all around in some scenes especially in the bath tub scene we see even some skin coming off. However, that's not saying much, as they're both pretty shitty.