Excellent! The film tries its own tricks, while still giving a nod to the original here and there (all of whom are slightly genuinely disturbing). From the fragility of one's environment, to the fragility of one's mind - the nightmare as passed down from generation to generation.
Doug Liman, my man!
I don't even know where to begin with this one, it just had so much in it, and it was all handled with grace. The many but flawless-enough tonal shifts, the sheer ridiculousness of the true (!) story, Tom Cruise's excellently charming performance (Dear Tom, just quit Universal and go work with Liman for the rest of your career, please, thank you), the off-kilter directing style (surprisingly unconventional for such a mainstream flick), the laugh-out-loud humor,…