Funny Games teaser online
The teaser is online for Michael Haneke's big Hollywood remake of his own film, made just ten years ago. This version leads with Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Michael Pitt, and tells the story of a family who visit their holiday home only to be visited by two psychotic men who decide to terrorise them before murdering them all in the morning.
The original was supposed to be good, I've never seen it, and this one promises more, especially according to Michael Haneke. So to see for yourself, the teaser is now online. It certainly shows us a strong performance from Naomi Watts and a feeling of Clockwork Orange.
I'm sure the comparison has been made on paper before between the plots, but I'm talking about the actual teaser. The music, the titles, it all fits with the same idea, and I think that's a shame.
The comparison itself is going to harm the film when it doesn't need any comparison. The teaser could have been cut an entirely different way and focussed on the performance of Watts which looks very powerful, as well as strong backing from Michael Pitt and Tim Roth.
Have a look, try and avoid thinking of Clockwork Orange, and see what you think about it. With this cast, director, story and what looks like strong performances all round, I'm looking forward to it.