AKA: Funny Games U.S.
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Starring: Naomi Watts (Ann), Tim Roth (George), Michael Pitt (Paul), Brady Corbet (Peter), Devon Gearhart (Kid)
Genres: Home Invasion, Family, Torture
Plot – Spoilers:
It’s rare when an American remake is as good as the non-American original. Even if it’s the same director at the helm.
The US remake of the Austrian 1997 film is an almost identical version, barring a few shot angles and pieces of dialogue. One notable dialogue different here is when Paul drags out the torment to make sure the film is up to ‘feature length’.
So it’s really your choice, which one to watch. Some would argue the German version is better, but this is more likely to happen if you watched that one first.
Personally, I prefer Michael Pitt here as Paul, though I liked George Jr. in the original, better.