Not often is a remake of a classic movie done so well. However, this remake (in my opinion) is one of the best to have ever been made. The original Cape Fear (1962) starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and even the incredible Telly Savalas is a true classic. Robert Mitchum gives such a menacing performance, its shot beautifully and directed by the amazing J. Lee Thompson. So fast forward to 1991. A remake was in the works. Tack on the mastermind that is Martin Scorsese and add Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis…. and wait, there is more……Joe Don Baker, Fred Thompson and even bringing back Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Martin Balsam for cameos. Wow, that’s a mouth full and such an incredible cast! How can you go wrong with that ensemble? I must say this is probably in my top 20 list of favorite movies. o.
It looks amazing, Scorsese frames shots beautifully with different angles and closeups and the SCORE for this movie is AMAZING. The score really sets the perfect tone for this film and really keeps you on the edge of your seat. Add in a masterful performance from the always incredible De Niro and you really have one for the books.