5 A post-modern rear window with styleiseebutterflies | 30/11/2009 | See all iseebutterflies's reviews (26)Rear window is one of my top five films, so when I heard of this, I wanted to hate it.I know alot of people on this are younger than me so they may not appreciate the above statement, however, I expected it to be nothing more of a dumming down, action packed version of the classic. Yet despite my naive prior judgement, I was more than pleasantly surprised by this film. It is intelligent, well planned, well filmed, filled with suspense and unique in its portrayal of young America. Only the premise of the film relates to rear window, and not in a bad way!Shia is fantastic, absolutely fantastic in this role. He adds depth in a realistic way, and the film never goes too far in its ambition. It is not simply a remake, it's a realistic modernisation made thoroughly entertaining by the fantastic Aaron Yoo who is hilarious and likeable. The girl who plays Ashley is stunning, alot more useful than many of the women in these sorts of films and incredibly likeable despite her amazing figure and perfect face.The film is filled with suspense, but unlike many films it is a watch it again type of movie. After watching this I completely changed my opinion of Shia LaBeouf, making an awful lot of films easier to watch, and will certainly be more wary when I see my neighbour's curtains twitching.