9 October 2003 | gwendolyn_of_slytherin
Pass the Corn, Please
I read Children of the Corn, and subsequently, watched the original movie. It was absolutely horrible, in my opinion. Another destroyed book-turned-film from Stephen King - they really should find a better way to adapt his excellent books to the screen. But anyway, onto this movie. I was fearful to give Children of the Corn another chance after watching the story butchered, but I was intrigued by 666, which includes John Franklin, the star, Isaac, of the original film. So hell, I thought I'd give it a chance. Couldn't get any worse, in my opinion.
I was right. It was a million times better. I know that the 2-5 sequels get off track as far as the original 'Corn' story, but 666 was right back on the basics of the story, from the creepy Isaac himself, to prophecies, to God. There is gore, of course, but you expect it and unless you have a weak stomach, it's not bad. I enjoyed the acting, especially Franklin, who reinvented my view of Isaac - I actually was liking the boy by the end of the movie! My only real problem was the bare brush-up they did on He-Who-Walks-Behind-the-Rows, who in my opinion was a very important (nightmare-causing) aspect. Otherwise, excellent job. As I said before, much better than the original. Try it out sometime.