Tuesday, 5 June 2018



I must be one sandwich short of a picnic to have wasted my time on this ridiculous re-make of Picnic at Hanging Rock. Honestly, don't bother. Much better watch the original film again. I've gone off The Handmaid's Tale, too, which seems to be getting far too much relish out of violence to women.  Anyone else still persevering?

4 comments:

Jacqui Fenner-Dixon said...

I cannot understand why film companies keep doing this, the follow up is rarely as good as the original. I remember seeing the 1975 version, many moons ago and it stayed with me, which very few films do these days.

Mary said...

I know, Jacqui - they're never as good and you'd think they'd have enough self-awareness to realise that they're botching a job that didn't need to be done in the first place.

Mary Marias said...

The new Picnic is so terrible I gave up three quarters of the way through the first episode. Terrible acting, appalling script, costumes from a party hire company etc. When would a principal of a school for young ladies in 1900 dress like the madam of a bordello. The gratuitous sex was laughable, even in the first episode, but I hear that it got worse with every homosexual coupling you could think of. Why remake it indeed? I guess because no one in film, music or TV can come up with anything original.

Mary said...

It's awful, isn't it, Mary? Natalie Dormer is far too young to be the headmistress. And there is no sense of Hanging Rock - which seemed thrumming with mystery in the film. I've abandoned it and started on Poldark.