YMMV / I Spit on Your Grave

  • Base-Breaking Character: Matthew. Some people find him sympathetic, since he is mentally retarded and initially refused to violate Jennifer. Others think that his sympathetic qualities make his actions more disturbing. After all, he did nothing to assist her, didn't go for help, made no real attempt to stop his friends, and did give in to peer pressure. By the time he took his turn, it was unlikely Jennifer was feeling significantly less raped.
  • Bile Fascination: David Churchill argues that the remake never would have happened if Ebert's infamous review of the first film hadn't ripped into it so bad, making audiences curious about its vileness.
  • Captain Obvious Aesop: Hey, did you know rape is bad?
  • Catharsis Factor: A non-videogame example, and the reason the original film exists. The director wanted to make a feminist movie that empowered rape victims through Jennifer's rampage.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The movie glorifies a Roaring Rampage of Revenge for rape as "empowering." A lot of critics slammed it for this.
  • Fridge Logic: In the original, Johnny gets his penis sliced off while in the tub with Jennifer, and didn't realize it until after he noticed he was bleeding.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The harmonica tune.
  • Narm: Johnny's screaming from the bathroom in the original: "It won't stop bleeding! IT WON'T STOP BLEEEEEDIIIIINNNGGG!!!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: The rape scene in the original, and the rapists' death scenes in the remake. Especially Storch and Matthew's.
  • Special Effect Failure: The crows that killed Stanley in the remake are poorly CGI-rendered.


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