The Fog (2005) Review
Written by: terrorwatch
Many times I have been here before, on the verge to write some words about another remake that Hollywood has sprung up on the chance of making a bit more money to go in there back pocket. Over the last few years we have seen remake after remakes, from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the Asian remakes, dark water and the absolutely brilliant The Grudge. Remakes rule the world of cinema at the moment, its not just horror that’s getting a face lift these days what about the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pride and Prejudice and the classic The Italian JOb. But all these remakes isn’t a bad thing really, its just a chance of letting other directors try there hand of making a basic story into a movie and for the past few years the whole remake scene hasn’t been all about horrible made movies. Well it was until a movie came along with a great poster and a even better story, The Fog (2006).
Yes its fair to say that the new talent of today really did shit on the cult classic that was pieces together in style way back in 1979 by John Carpenter. The Fog really didn’t have anything to offer me which was a real disappointment. Gazing at the screen I couldn’t really understand what was going on and instead of the movie my mind started wondering around the cinema thinking were was the damn movie going? Structurally the movie really wasn’t a high rise office building but more like a mud house in Kenya or something, to be honest its sits with this, 1 hour of completely lost tape and the rest a movie type piece of footage that should of been broadcast on TV.
The movie’s acting is on par to that out of a new teen movie based to make kid’s act out underage sex. It’s completely useless and anyone watching the movie with a mental age of over 9 is simply going to be pulling their hair out in sheer frustration. The acting is made for TV and so is the film, it just never really seemed to gather any sense of direction, suspense and terror were cut short also due the amount of pointless scenes leading up to pointless wannabe scare scenes. To add to the fact that the film wasn’t scary, it wasn’t even good or fun to watch, when the ghosts risen to the town they looked cartoon like and it felt again so much like a movie made to be aired on TV.
Snippets of history are ran throughout the movie outlining how the curse came to be on the costal village, but this really didn’t do the movie any good neither. Again it just added to made for TV feel and spoiled the true sense of horror in this movie. Lagging on and on I sat there wanting to die, this is just something I can’t come to terms with.
After walking away from a dismal movie with head full of disappointment I tried to salvage anything from the movie to save it because it be quiet honest the movie is on its ass. I couldn’t save it, seriously, I can’t see the movie being directed at anyone, I could possibly see anyone who sees the movie, come out with a face like a slapped ass. It’s the first time for me that I’ve actually sat in a cinema counting the minuets left so I could do something a little more entertaining, I was shocked to be honest. The directors new version of The Fog ran on 10 minuets longer than John Carpenters original, id assume that the new movie would give you more but in fact to took away far more from such a classic movie, therefore making 2006's The Fog one to miss out completely.