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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Mar 13, 2006.
Did Alexandre Aja improve on Wes Craven's 1977 Cult classic? Which version is the best?
You know, I haven't even seen Aja's remake yet and I still have a pretty good idea how I am going to vote.
While both have their strengths and weaknesses, the 2006 is overall a much better flick.
While I rather enjoyed Aja's version, Craven's classic still reigns supreme.
2006 for me. The original provides a few laughable moments, but that's about it.
Craven's...not even close.
Just saw the remake tonight. But still, I gotta go with Craven's.
I saw the remake Saturday morning, and have to go with Craven's version. The remake was pretty good, but the original was better.
I love the Craven version, but voted for the remake, which really blew me away.
I really enjoyed the update to the film but I always go with the original, because it's just that... the original. One more vote for Wes Craven, but a big thumbs up to Aja.
I know what you mean. It's easier to remake a film when you already have it laid out for you, then to make one from scratch. I just think Aja just did a superb job with it. He made it into the film that I wish the original had been.
aja's version is better
As much as I love Craven's version, this is one of those rare times that I feel the sequel actually improved upon the elements of the original. It was more intense, more graphic and much more satisfying for a gorehound such as myself.
I went with Aja's version. I think it improved somewhat from the original, but it still could have improved on more. I didn't think the RV explosion was very well thought out, and executed, but maybe i just need to see it again.
I saw Aja's version Friday night........very good film. I thought it was intense and had some good twists of it's own.
That being said, I still voted for Craven's original. Maybe because it was one of the first horror films I saw in a theater, I don't know, but for me, the original was a scarier experience.
I saw the new one on Saturday and I have to say I like them equally. I was hoping for a lot more from this new one though, but it was rather boring for me. The mutants were good and the action parts were wonderful, but it offered very little in the way of surprises. I think it would have fared much better had I never seen the original. If I hadn't already been exposed to the story this one would have probably been a lot better to me, but it was still pretty decent. I don't think either of them are neccisarily all that great though. I already own the original and will probably buy the remake used.
While the new one was decent enough Craven's version was still better. Like tobaccoman said, if I had never seen the original I probably would have loved the remake more.
14/14 this looks like the closest old version VS new verson poll we've had yet.