A friend says he can't believe I paid money to see Assault on Precinct 13 (discussed in an earlier post). I told him what I really wanted to do was talk about the John Carpenter version, from 1976. I had actually written a "preReview" of the Ethan Hawke remake, but felt it was lame not to actually see it if I was going to bitch so much. So I sucked it up and paid. Anyway, my compare-and-contrast has been rewritten somewhat, beefing up the Carpenter tribute.
"felt it was lame not to actually see it if I was going to bitch so much"
Yeah, I know. But I did it out of respect for Carpenter. If I said "I'm just sure this remake isn't as good," my inner film studies teacher would give me an F.