From filmmaker Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” , “The Amityville Horror” ) comes a remake of the 1986 terror classic. Dave Meyers is directing the new film, which tracks the terrifying cross-country trajectory of Grace (Sophia Bush) and Jim (Zachary Knighton), two traveling college students who are tormented by the mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher (Sean Bean).
Well, here is yet another movie where young, attractive people are stalked and tormented by a psychopathic killer, but there are a couple of things that are different about “The Hitcher.” For one thing, the killer is played very well by Sean Bean, whose acting is probably the best thing about this movie. Also, there are some good car chase scenes, making this feel more like an action movie than a horror movie. Still, “The Hitcher” is pretty bloody, with numerous people being shot or stabbed throughout the movie. The violence and language, as well as the theme of a psychopath on a killing rampage, prevent “The Hitcher” from being approved by Dove.