The Blob (1958) was “meh.” What the remake gains in gore it loses in charm. There are a few obvious but endearing bits that poke fun at a podunk town and a generation gap (Frank Darabont co-wrote the script). Still, the movie was a tired excuse for Hollywood to tap into the horror market aimed at adolescents (pre-CGI). Care about the characters you don’t. Laugh at the gruesome deaths (some of which smack of Troma) you do. Verdict: A substandard geek show.