Dear Hollywood: Don't remake these '90s classics
With remakes of 'Point Break' and 'The Crow' already in the works, we ask Tinseltown to lay off these '90s gems
Surely you could never replicate the shock ending of the original in a remake, though it's not too hard to envision an updated version featuring a young up-and-comer in the Brad Pitt vein and a revamped plot utilizing the "seven deadly sins" conceit (and even, perhaps, a completely different third-act twist). And yet the power of "Seven" lay in the rare symbiosis between director David Fincher and his stars, not to mention director of photography Darius Khondji, who created a crepuscular, deeply unnerving world through his highly-influential use of the bleach bypass film processing technique. And yet "Seven" is far more than the sum of its parts; there's something deeply nasty and disturbed about the film, something that gets right under your skin, and I doubt anyone could do it better than the team that was assembled here.