Watched May 12, 2012
This is as good of a remake of STRAW DOGS can be.
It's a "re-imaginging" of the original story, reset in the southern America. This makes for very interesting changes - but the film is basically the same.
To me - a good remake is one that acknowledges or tips its hat off to the original and yet brings something new to the table. This film does that. Even though it mostly stays faithful to the original, the slight changes and locale change make for a good watch. Especially with it being set in modern day.
The best change / addition: some dialogue explaining what "straw dogs" are.