If a ghost goes boo in a forest does anybody care? Hollywood has made several remakes of various Japanese horror films over the years, but surprisingly enough this movie, though it takes place in Japan, is not an American remake of Japanese movie. The Forest is bad all on its own.
Adapting Lewis Carroll’s books about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is not an easy task as those original stories have no real plot; Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole, she meets wacky and weird characters, and then Alice wakes up as it was all a dream.
With the amount of hype being generated by the production of Dino DeLaurentiis’s 1976 King Kong remake it’s not surprising that A*P*E wasn’t the only movie trying to cash in on the publicity, so a year later we got Shaw Brothers, the makers of Infra-Man, and their big ape film The Mighty Peking Man.
When you see “Based on a True Story” on a movie poster or trailer one must take such a statement with a grain of salt. William Wallace of Braveheart fame did not have an affair with Isabelle of France (she was only four years old at the time), the third class passengers were not locked…