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Monday, January 25, 2010

[4.00/10] The Stepfather (2009)

The Stepfather (2009)

"The Stepfather" is yet another movie remade and re-imagined but they couldn't really take it to far as the original did. By-the-numbers is probably the best term I would use to sum up my impression of the new 2009 "The Stepfather". It offered nothing new or different! Characters in this movie were poorly thought out and extremely static. The way many of them acted was so unrealistic that it was hard to watch at points. Amber Heard's character was undeveloped and pointless, merely a factor of eye-candy as she was in her underwear or a bikini almost throughout the entire movie. Thankfully, Dylan Walsh in the title role manages to be effective enough. As an obsessed family man who murders one wife and set of children after another and keeps moving on, ever in search of the perfect household, he is suitably intense and deranged when he needs to be. But as the latest divorced woman he chooses to shack up with, Sela Ward isn't especially memorable here, and the best that may be said for her is that she looks pretty good for a lady in her 50's. The soundtrack was riddled with horrible music choices that clashed entirely with the mood of the movie. And the plot was extremely predictable and overdone. "The Stepfather" is a definition of cliche and overall a poor remake!

  • My Rating: 4.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 11% (3.4/10)
  • IMDb: 5.2/10

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