Six years after Juan José Campanella’s Academy Award winner “El Secreto de sus Ojos” opened in Argentina, we finally get to see how Hollywood has reimagined the plot. And so far, it has been received with mild annoyance here.
Gone are key plot elements such as the dictatorship era or the love story between the two characters. As we wrote a few months ago, Secret in Their Eyes seems to be loosely based on the original Argentine film and that’s it.
Since some people around the world are still going “Ugh! Subtitles,” Hollywood feels that remaking movies so larger audiences can relate isn’t such a bad idea.
There’s no denying that the film looks like a brilliantly acted thriller, but it’s still lacking that certain je ne sais quois that made the original so compelling.
Or maybe not. This is just a trailer after all. And trailers do tend to deceive.
We’ll see what happens when it opens in October 23rd.
Watch the original trailer for El Secreto de sus Ojos below.