Releasing Date: 27 September 2013 (USA)
Director: Jim Mickle
Writers: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle
Stars: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner
Presented by selecting the ‘Fortnight 2013, “We Are What We Are “is the American remake of” Do not judge us,” presented itself in the same selection three years earlier. Jim Mickle is already running well to horror movies especially with its very good “Stake Land,” which is responsible for adapting this well-established Mexican film in a South American environment. The director has not decided so far to make a copy and paste of the original. Even if he tells the story of the cannibal family broadly, “Watch We Are What We Are movie” it is fundamentally different from the film by Jorge Michel Grau.
“Do not judge us” had a film in which social author suddenly came gore burlesque. By changing the context, Jim Mickle removes all the salt had the original work to focus on a thriller atmosphere / horror worthy of the classics. The sticky photography is neat and the sound work goes marvelously well with the morbid atmosphere that built Mickle. The film loses depth to catch up on the form. Only where the Mexican signed a film juggling the film author social significance , slapstick and gore , Jim Mickle does not focus on one genre and makes it much less bold than the original film.
Despite a mystical invocation of the tradition that leaves dubious about its purpose, all is still the road with a stage and its controlled actresses Ambyr Childers and Julia Garner rather convincing. We regret that the character overbearing and obtuse father happily pay in caricature. It is also unfortunate that Jim Mickle abandons the most interesting elements of the original work but retains however its weaknesses.
Thus, the final scene which was ridiculous diluted in burlesque experience offered Jorge Michel Grau here proves inadequate and even in contradiction with the repulsion of his characters.