The line for spanking forms on the left.
That being said, I DID watch the remake prior to watching the original and, frankly, I'm kind of glad that I did.
If you've watched the original, you know the story. Girl escapes from some kind of horrible abusive situation and suffers from some SERIOUS PTSD. Upon growing up, she decides to take care of her abusers. She manages to rope in her one and only friend to help clean up the mess. The friend thinks she's just bonkers (and, yes, she is) BUT, she turns out to have a REALLY good reason.
|And a gun. She has a gun.|
BORING, Blanche. This film is FUCKING BORING.
I mean, it starts out OK-ish but they spend ENTIRELY too much time on the childhood part of things, they left out a LOT of the things that made the original a gruesome enchantment and they dumbed down the symbolism WAY too much. To top it off, they changed the entire second half of the movie. It's almost unrecognizable in comparison.
|This was me about halfway through.|
|Not subtle, folks. Not subtle.|
Don't bother with this one, kids. Set yourself up to read some subtitles and watch the original instead. You'll thank me.