Cabin Fever (2016) – One of the most pointless remake to have ever been made
War of the Movies: 3.0/10
Directed by Travis Zariwny
Released on February 12, 2016
Running Time: 99 minutes
Starring: Gage Golightly, Samuel Davis, Matthew Daddario, Dustin Ingram, Nadine Crocker
Cabin Fever, which was originally released in 2002 and directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Green Inferno), talks about a group of friends that goes to a cabin in the woods where some disease is spreading… No need to write more about the synopsis, that is all there is!
This film is an absolute waste of time. Honestly, I don’t see the point of doing a remake of a film that was released only 14 years ago, and that was not even that good to begin with. One of the problem with this movie, and believe me there are many, it’s that the remake is exactly the same thing as the original. It is so similar, that you just don’t see the point of watching it. The beginning: same thing, the middle: same thing, the ending: same thing, even a great part of the dialogues didn’t change! If you want to capture the audience interest with the remake of a 2002 film, while still keeping the same concept, at least change things a little bit, take that opportunity to correct some flaws of the original film. Making the characters a little less stupid would have been a good start! When you watch a new film and can still be able to know what the actors are going to say, that’s not good!
The acting is quite awful, but at the same time, is it the actors fault or what they had to work with? I’d say probably a little bit of both depending on who. The policewoman, Deputy Wilson played by Louise Linton, really gets on your nerves quite fast, and not just from the script, the damage is mostly done by her acting. The rest of the cast probably did as best as they could, which is not much.
I’ll give this new Cabin Fever one positive point, the gruesome special effects of skin peeling from the body is quite well done, but unfortunately it is the only positive point there is.
This is probably one of the shortest review I have ever written, but this film doesn’t deserve to take more of my time!
Should you see it?
Honestly I don’t recommend this film to anybody who doesn’t want to waste his time. If the concept of the story interest you, watch the original. While not perfect, the acting is still better than this one, and still up to date.