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Rosemary’s Baby (TV Movie)

Rosemary's Baby (TV)

Not bad, not good, just pointless.

Rosemary’s Baby (2014), to the shock of no one I’m sure, comes no where near the atmosphere, melancholy, and greatness of the original classic.

I don’t even have a default position of prejudging remakes, I enjoy plenty of remakes. I also have no complaints about this particular remake, other than it didn’t really re-imagine anything. The acting was good, the pacing was fine, again, it was just pointless.

It’s sort of like when you say something at a party and then someone immediately repeats what you just said and the reaction is always “I just said that.” (with a tone of why are you repeating what I just said, it adds no value whatsoever to repeat it).

That’s what we have here.

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  • Randy Meyer

    I haven’t seen this remake, but I have seen ads about it. From what I’ve seen, I have a few ideas.There was controversy when the first one came out, so, I think they wanted to keep the controversy, but for a different reason. The story may not have changed (again, I haven’t seen it), but they cast Rosemary as African-American. The controversy will be that the people who made the film and produced it will be accused of stating that African-Americans give birth to Satan babies, or something along those lines. I know, it may seem stupid, but some people get upset over the dumbest things every day. I could be wrong. I have read both books, so I wonder how far they will take this. For those who haven’t read the books, I won’t spoil anything for you.

  • Seeing as Zoe Saldana (including two of her family members) helped produce the project, that theory seems unlikely. I would lean more towards she simply likes the movie, wanted to remake it (putting in her own money), and naturally cast her self as the lead.

    See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3087752/fullcredits

    Honestly, the movie was too flat with no subtext, nuances or really any layers at all to be given credit of having any sort of hidden meanings or social commentary on racism.

    You are correct however that if you were to step outside, in any city in the world and throw a rock, you’re likely to hit a stupid, crazy or overzealous person.

    But, if/when you actually see this movie you’ll probably change your mind, because there’s nothing here that amounts to anything. Other than simply observing that a character, previously played by a white actress, is now, in the remake, being played by a black actress, there’s no significance or controversy there.

    I’d be surprised if even a crazy person found something racially offensive in this film based on that simple fact.

  • Randy Meyer

    Ah. A little behind-the-scenes (love those things) would’ve helped before I made the comment. I’ll have to check it out when it’s available on dvd. Thanks for the info. Love the blogs, by the way.

  • No way, we’re all about anecdotes around here.

    My opinion is just an opinion too. It’s not like either of us worked on the film ourselves and really know what the hell we’re talking about, it’s just fun to talk about this shit.

    Glad you like the blog, hope we see more of you, we thirst for comment engagement like vampires for blood. :)