One could make a solid argument that the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes is superior to the 1977 original. The story has been tightened up, the acting is better, and the blood-and-gore effects aren't as hokey. Unfortunately, the biggest stumbling block of the first film is evident here as well: uneven pacing. Although the middle act of the movie is just about perfect, the first portion is sluggish, and the final third is drawn out. The Hills Have Eyes offers plenty of viscera, several scenes with extended tension, and a few solid scares, but it's unlikely to be regarded as a modern classic either by fans of the genre or those with mainstream taste.
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