Mr. DuLac’s review published on Letterboxd:
Love and manipulation, they share houses very often. They are frequent bedfellows.
-Dr. Josef Klemperer
Well I now understand the love and the hate this film gets. Audacious moments of brilliance surrounded by meandering meaningless subplots. It’s one of those horror films that Joe Bob Briggs would describe as artsy fartsy.
This is usually what I want in a remake though; a different take otherwise what’s the point? Luca Guadagnino and David Kajganich did just that. Was it the right take? I’m not even sure. I could argue with myself in giving this a 2-star rating and have a different argument for a 4-star. Would not have expected a horror film from Guadagnino, but this isn’t even Kajganich’s first horror remake, but probably the less said about The Invasion the better.
I’ll have to revisit this later on to help make up my mind about it, no matter how audacious it is though it still doesn’t hold a candle to Dario Argento’s original.