Naturally, this kind of hope-filled animated adventure can only be followed by a film guaranteed to "scare the living hell out of me." Or at least that is what I hope High Tension will do. Based on "industry" reception of this film, High Tension director Alexandre Aja has been given the director's chair for the remake of the Hills Have Eyes. The original Wes Craven version of Hills was a fun romp when I was younger, so I hope the remake will be as entertaining/disturbing.
I don't really know what High Tension is about, except that the preview features a beautiful woman beating someone to death with a barbed wire coated 2x4 while Sonic Youth plays in the background. What more can you ask for?
Well, I guess you could ask for that song to actually be in the film, but that (like asking for the trailer song for Underworld to actually be in the film) is requesting too much.
Apparently the moral of the story, based solely on previews is either:
I look forward to finding out which.
Speaking of looking forward. This week is also the release weekend for Doug Liman's newest big budget film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. A film with tropes which should be familiar to anyone who has seen both True Lies and Spy Kids, but directed by the cool as hell director of Swingers and The Bourne Identity. Think of it as a cool Spy Kids prequel. That's how I look at it.