Crazies, The (2010)

2010 / d. Breck Eisner
It’s in vogue right now to slam remakes, since these days it seems as if nothing is off-limits from the grasp of the Hollywood redux machine. While I tend to agree with the spirit of the anti-remake argument, I’m also willing to acknowledge that there are times when a remake is valid, purposeful, and daresay, palatable: such is the case with Breck Eisner’s remake of THE CRAZIES. By remaining respectful to the original campy classic, Eisner was able to craft a worthwhile film from Romero’s stark tale of quarantine and government secrecy. Fine performances and new twists on old scenes make this highly recommended.