Wednesday 15 August 2007

Classic Movies #1: The Hitcher

Following CKs accurate assessment of movie remakes on Dossing Times, I have decided to do a couple of reviews of classic movies when I happen to see them. The other night, while unable to sleep I switched on the TV to see Robert Harmon's 1986 classic, The Hitcher, starting.

It caught my attention as I had recently seen ads for the 2007 remake with Sean Bean in the lead role. Watching it I could not fathom why anyone would want to make another version, aside form the obvious reason of money. Rutger Hauer is sublime in his role as the devious, unflinching and brutal bad guy. I like Bean as an actor and he is as good a likeness as you would hope for, but this remake is destined to fall short of the original.

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