May 31, 2011 Leave a comment
It’s all fun and games until someone starts holding everyone hostage. Yeah I am aware that the opening statement is a cheesy one, but this is not a game that people want to play. Funny Games is a psychological thriller that is a remake of the 1997 Austrian film of the same name and by the same director coincidentally. Michael Haneke remade his own movie, changing the language to English and setting the characters of the movie in America. I am not sure as to why this movie needed a shot for shot remake, especially by the same director. The overall result though is, in my opinion, a better version than the original, due in large part to Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Michael Pitt.