It’s becoming increasingly clear that cyber thrillers are a tough genre to pull off. I can’t say I’ve seen many films with a vantage point from within the computer desktop itself, but from what I’ve seen, it’s an interesting but imperfect idea. As far as imperfections go, I still find myself interested enough to see another one, which is why we’re here today with Open Windows. Surely I’ll eventually run into a winner, right? Well, as for now, we discuss Open Windows – a movie that has so many windows open that it gives itself a dang virus. Let’s get into it.
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I’m a big fan of Hitchcock, don’t get me wrong, but where other die-hard fans become so attached to him that they spew hatred to any of his remakes…that tends to get me a little upset. No one will ever do the originals justice, no, they are Hitchcock films, for crying out loud – but that doesn’t mean the remake is actually bad. It means you have a strong bias and can’t watch the remake as its own entity. I’ve seen both versions of Rear Window, and I remember liking both – but it’s been years since I’ve seen either. So I thought I would review them, starting with this movie. Why? Because I don’t want the same bias. I want to see this movie as it’s own thing before I move onto the original. I want to give both movies credit where credit is due. So the first question that I need to ask myself was – is this movie as good as I remembered it to be?
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