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Remake of Straw Dogs not as good as original [or Stavrogin’s ‘Stray Dog’]

September 16, 2011

That’s what it says here. 

Main points:

James Marsden [Cyclops, guy who goes to the gym] replaces Dustin Hoffman as the main character/weakling.

The antagonist looks like a model, not a farmer.

The rape scene is funny [apparently].

In hope of subtext, the Battle of Stalingrad is crowbarred into the film.

Marsden uses references to mathematics even though his character is no longer a mathematician.

This was never gonna work, was it?

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