The Suspiria Remake Has Screened, Here’s What People Are Saying
The summer movie season is officially over, and while the end of the year will bring more blockbusters and major motion pictures, we now find ourselves in that period where some of the more unusual cinematic offerings are surfacing. One of those is Suspiria, the remake of the same-named 1977 film which follows a dancer (portrayed in this version by Dakota Johnson) who travels to a dance academy in Berlin and learns that the institutions has some dark secrets. Suspiria won't be released to the public until the end of October, but the movie recently had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. Reviews have subsequently trickled in, and the early reactions paint the remake in a mixed light.
First up, David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter called Suspiria a "head-scratcher," saying how the Luca Guadagnino-directed remake feels unnecessarily drawn out and is bound to be polarizing.
Variety's Owen Gleiberman also walked away from Suspiria feeling underwhelmed, noting that there are few shocks in the movie and that the story leaves a lot to be desired.
On the positive end of the spectrum, Emily Yoshida from Vulture said in her review that Suspiria succeeds in re-imagining its predecessor, even if it is in no way "comfortable."
Indiewire's David Ehrlich also enjoyed Suspiria, giving it an A- score and noting that it's not so much a remake of the original movie as it is an "estranged sibling" with its "richer, more explicit" presentation of the central "nightmare."
Finally, Alonso Duralde from The Wrap wasn't a fan of Suspiria, declaring that Luca Guadagnino's version of the story is paced with boredom, confusion and "a dollop of disappointment and irritation."
Suspiria will open to the masses on October 26, and you can then judge for yourself whether this R-rated remake is your cup of tea or not. If you're interested in finding out what other movies are coming out for the rest of the year, scan through our 2018 release schedule.
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