Plot : A remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the film is about Marion Crane, who after stealing $40,000 cash, leaves town and ends up at the Bates Motel where she meets the troubled Norman Bates who seems to be dominated by his mother.
Review : What can I say about this film? Well, I actually really enjoyed this film, I’ve read too many reviews on how the film sucked and how a lot of people hated it. I will tell you this, no way, absolutely no way is this movie worth a 4.6/10. I was outraged when I saw that, there are so many movie that are worse than this film, but have a higher rating on IMDb. I personally enjoyed this movie and it was filled with suspense and scares. It wound up being a good film. I can understand people are mad that it is the same thing as the original word for word. There was no reason to remake it, but don’t hate the movie solely for that reason.
The story was great and can really keep the viewer entertained. The story is filled with suspense, so that does a good job with keeping the viewer entertained. Throughout the story you can’t help but feel bad for him, his mother is controlling and he always has to clean up after her, literally. Overall the story is great and is highly enjoyable. What can be said about the acting? Vince Vaughn, that’s literally all you need to know. He did a marvelous job as the character Norman Bates and anybody that says otherwise is lying too you. He really fit the role and wound up delivering a great performance. The supporting cast also did a great job in this film, this was an all around great acting performance from the cast.
Now there were scares in this movie, and the suspense also helped keep the viewers always on edge, but the kill scenes were dumb. Probably the worst kill scenes I have ever scene in a slasher movie, which makes no sense because the movie isn’t even that old, you would think they had some effects that could make the kills better, but they didn’t. The kill scenes made the movie look like it was filmed in the 50’s. The movie also lacked in kills, really wasn’t that much, but I guess the suspense makes up for some of that. They’ll see and they’ll know and they’ll say, ” Why she wouldn’t even harm a fly.” Overall, I absolutely loved this movie and thought it was highly enjoyable to watch. The story and acting were great, Vince Vaughn really did a great job in this movie, you have to credit him for the films success. The movie lacked in kills and had probably some of the worst kill scenes I have ever seen in a slasher film. The movie can scare you, especially with all the creepy scenes the film provides, and the suspense will absolutely keep you in front of the television. I just don’t think that they fully makeup for the terrible kill scenes. If you haven’t watched this movie yet, I absolutely recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it! This is a movie you won’t want to miss!
I give this movie a 7.5/10