Psycho ★★

“Let me get my Walkman.”

Gus Van Sant has made some incredible films, but this is not one of them. I knew I wasn’t gonna like this movie, but I was too curious to not watch it.

I’m not really sure what they were trying to accomplish making a shot for shot remake of a film that’s already perfect as is. The only difference is that this takes place in 1998, which actually makes it worse. (Exhibit A: the quote at the top).

I’m also not really a huge fan of the casting. Vince Vaughn was not at all the right person to play Norman Bates, and most of the actors seemed very uncomfortable in their roles. I do love William H. Macy and Julianne Moore though, so that helped.

Psycho (1998) is to Psycho (1960) as Jaws: The Revenge is to Jaws. Even though it’s not a remake, it’s terrible and it didn’t need to happen, much like this movie.

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