The Hills Have Eyes Aja VS Craven

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The Hills Have Eyes 1977 VS 2006

  1. Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

    54.0%
  2. Alexandre Aja's The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

    46.0%
  1. studio1

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    Craven gets my vote :D
     
  2. BoredSeal

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    don't forget 2006 theatrical version is cut, maybe director's cut will be better. but, hmm... ;)
     
  3. Chad

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    I've only seen the original and will reserve judgment on comparing the two until I buy the NC-17 version of the re-make on DVD.
     
  4. Ash28M

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    Oh Oh... 19/16 this could be the first overall consensus we have had of a recent remake overtaking it's predecessor. Aja is the man!
     
  5. highclassrob

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    Craven by a nose

    I chose the original, but by just a smidgen. I love the new one and will definitely be buying the uncut dvd.
     
  6. Demon

    Demon Don't Fuck With Dolly!

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    We watched Aja's version last night, It was okay.....Aja is a great director but I really felt this film didn't need remaking. Wes Craven's version is alot better in my eyes......and Pluto in the remake looks more like Sloth from 'The Goonies'.
     
  7. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Craven's Original. you can have the remake.
     
  8. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Three touckdowns each and we're going to overtime!

    Although I have love for the original, it hasn't held up well so I went with Aja's.
     
  9. zombiecraig

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    Yeah, Craven's by a great, long distance. In fact, I can't believe how many people are enjoying this remake. It's the second worst film that I've seen this year. Ultraviolet was the first worst.

    What exactly does it do to improve on the original? Nothing from what I can tell. Other than lengthening the running time with unnecessary, cliched elements. Including that entire sequence with the Doug character playing with the mutants. Had me rolling my eyes the whole time.

    Pretty much the only thing that was done correctly, was when dialog was lifted from the original film.

    Craven had more character development in a much shorter time span. Especially in regards to the villains. This film did nothing with the villains. Yes, we know why they are there, but what may be meant as a comment about nuclear testing (though highly unlikely), is not nearly as potent as the original Craven ending and what it says about human nature.

    It sure does have more gore though! And cooler looking mutants, too! Right? Fuck you.

    Haute Tension is a much better film from Aja. Until the inane, nonsensical twist is revealed. The Hills Have Eyes 2006? Strong recommendation to avoid. Unless you want to see how to not remake a film.
     
  10. Ash28M

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    This is going back and forth. "Hills" old school regains the lead.
     
  11. Stige

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    wes craven , there isn't even reason to consider any other option, that said the remake was good enough, but lacked the raw feel of cravens version
     
  12. RyanPC

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    I went with Craven's: the remake was good, but I still think the original is better. I suppose I'm biased, though, because I saw the original first and it is one of my favorites.

    Also, just as an aside, I think The Hills Have Eyes 2006 is a step-down from Aja's previous effort, High Tension.
     
  13. Grim

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    I picked Aja's. Although, I do feel, like Ryan said, that its a step down from Haute Tension. Hopefully his next effort will use an original idea like his previous film. (I hope this doesn't open up another Intensity debate)
     
  14. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I liked the family a lot more in the 2006 version so I cared more what happened to them. So I'm going for Aja's version.
     
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    I really enjoyed the remake and it's one of the better (remakes) films I've seen this year so far but I voted for the original, which has always been a favorite of mine.
     
  16. Damed

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    Couldn't agree more.

    Aside from a similar setting, the films couldn't be much different.
     
  17. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    Went with the original....the remake is gorier and has some good moments toward the end, but Aja just didn't break away enough on his own. The mutants looked better in the remake but the original mutants were better characters. I just can't get into remakes when they have the same story as the original. Plus, the original has Michael Berryman.
     
  18. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    I'm a bit shocked but not suprised at the closeness of this. The Original HHE is one of the greatest examples of budget horror filmaking.No contest on this one..
     
  19. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    Aja's version improves just about all aspects...it has tension, and is just grimy and dirty looking. It's overall a better film as well, with tighter editing and pacing. I always thought Craven's came off a bit hokey and was really showing its age. The only thing I prefer in Craven's version are the mutants, as you just can't beat Michael Berryman chasing your ass :D
     
  20. life_o_petey

    life_o_petey Guest

    i love both, but went with the original.
     

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