May 16, 2006


I can't hate on this remake of Korea's IL MARE too hard. At least it's not a remake of an action or horror movie. I'm not sure how good it will be since the trailer is as cheesy as if it milked the cow and separated the curds itself, but that's the nature of trailers. But what about that bizarre, instant-gro tree? Was that in the original movie?

Here's the trailer in all its glory.

May 16, 2006 at 10:37 AM in Trailers | Permalink


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I really don't think LAKE HOUSE looks that bad - and the trailer, while cheesy, is much better than the trailers for most other movies aimed at this particular demographic. I was totally prepared for this to be atrocious - I wasn't prepared at all for it to be OK. And to me, it looks OK. I wouldn't go out of my way to avoid it, which is more than I can say for most movies featuring Sandra Bullock.

Posted by: Rhythm-X | May 16, 2006 3:49:16 PM

Erm... Yeah, no. I don't remember seeing anything like that instant-gro tree in the original. What the hell was that?

Posted by: sulk | May 16, 2006 5:02:50 PM

I was fast forwarding through commercials today thanks to my DVR when i noticed that the mailbox by the lakehouse looked like a film I had seen. my girlfriend mentioned it was about a couple sending letters through time and lo and behold it all connected. when i realized it was a remake of il mare with reeves and bullock i nearly shat myself. i'm still trying to figure out whether it was from excitement, horror, or some sort of horrified excited state...

Posted by: ben | May 16, 2006 8:44:25 PM

I saw the Korean "Il Mare" a few months ago on DVD. There is no fast growing tree.
The trailer suggests that the "The Lake House" will be almost a shot by shot remake if you compare the two films. Warners has chutzpah in making it sound like "The Lake House" is the original work of writer David Auburn. You can check out my review of "Il Mare" at my blogsite.

Posted by: Peter Nellhaus | May 17, 2006 6:22:10 AM

Thanks for mentioning that, Peter. I forgot that the trailer has the title card, "From Pulitzer-Prize-winning author, David Auburn."

Posted by: Grady Hendrix | May 17, 2006 8:42:36 AM

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