“ The original was good but at some point it becomes just pointless torture that could be abbreviated.
“ Yes it is "watered down" but still enjoyable.
“ It was also pretentious and needlessly vague.
“ Yet another pointless remake that is completely inferior to the original.
“ There are a few tweaks that are "Americanized", but are still a bit intense compared to other horror remakes that seem dumbed down.
“What made the original so great (atmosphere, score, acting, the sense of hopelessness) is gone, replaced with reality TV-level acting, endless exposition, pointless scenes and zero scares.
“ The movie feels like it's going somewhere, but then the villains show up and the movie starts to descend into cliché.
“ I mean I really loved the intense raw terror of the original mixed.
“ I definitely think it was worth the watch, it was done well.
“ As for the story, the beginning dragged on for me.
“ When watching the remake, one feels like the film is self-consciously going through the motions, and when taking into consideration its stodgy demeanor, failed distribution, and complete lack of any and all promotion, "Martyrs" 2016 ultimately feels like a production that was given up on before it had even begun.
“ Had I not seen the original I probably would not say it's not a terrible movie, just bland.
“ Hollow and bland.
“Simple waste of time nothing else.
“utterly stupid and pointless
“ I actually watched this late at night when I was tired and fell asleep within the first 20 minutes.
“ It's all very bland this time.
“ Weeks later I was bored so I figured I would give it a shot.
“ Also there are some genuinely boring moments considering the short running time and overall it is a lot less emotional than Pascal Laugier's Martyrs.
“ I first watched this movie and really enjoyed it.
“ Creating constant disorientation and confusion.
“Now that the girls have been caught, we get a villainess straight out of James Bond or Batman comics, spending far too much time explaining her ridiculous plot in mundane detail.
“ I mean I really loved the intense raw terror of the original.
“ Martyrs (2016) is yet another pointless remake that is completely inferior to the original.
“It's a very pointless remake, and it's directed lazily, with poor performances from most of the cast.
“ I've seen (and really liked) the original, and at the same time I've read so many horrible reviews that I thought I was going to see the worst movie ever.
“ This includes finding a "Martyr" to endure unbearable pain and suffering in order to fulfill the cult's quest for further knowledge.
“ Then the original story-line was massaged and adjusted for the purposes of the remake, and in my opinion it created a different, intriguing, enjoyable Martyrs experience for horror audiences worldwide.
“ The ending is different, but offers an enjoyable alternative.
“ It is a stunning movie.
“ Despite them, I found Martyrs (2015) an absolute waste of time.
“ The original was so compelling, that there is no way that you could screw it up correct?
“ It was a little hard to watch as it was really intense and just crazy.
“ The tension is dragged very skillfully throughout.
“ Creating an ending as bland as the rest of the movie was.
“ I may be the minority here, but I actually thought the way they rewrote the conclusion was clever and intriguing without being too much of a touchy-feely tradeoff—it still maintained the dark nerve of the original's ending, which I respected, and the last five minutes may be the only portion of the film that I truly thought was worthwhile.