October 9, 2012
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I like most of the Scott Derrickson films that I have seen. His “Hellraiser: Inferno” was one of the better entries in the series, embracing the mythos while expanding it in new and interesting ways. I don’t much remember “The Exorcism Of Emily Rose,” though I don’t recall hating it, so that’s something.
His only misstep was his remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” if only because of the way that Gort was handled, and the casting of Keanu Reeves (just because he’s an alien, doesn’t mean that he has to come from the planet Wooden); though the box office clearly didn’t agree with me because the film earned $233 million worldwide, on an $80 million dollar budget.
Which makes me wonder why someone hasn’t suggested a sequel (that I am aware of).
Not that one is necessary, though profit has that effect on people.
Derrickson is back with “Sinister,” which from the trailer seems to be bypassing the whole “found footage” craze that has been very popular for quite a few years now.
It’s also nice to see a parent in a movie actually leave the house that they think is the source of their problem. It probably won’t do any good, but it’s good to see nonetheless.