Poltergeist

2015

Action / Horror / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 4.9 10 50733

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Sam Rockwell as Eric Bowen
Jared Harris as Carrigan Burke
Rosemarie DeWitt as Amy Bowen
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Reviewed by banoffeebunny 1 / 10

This film is absolutely atrocious!

To begin with the cast is terrible! Nobody has any chemistry and you get no real sense of actual family life. I didn't get one feeling of a connection between anyone or actual decently acted sorrow, fear, desperation etc etc. I think the weakest role was that of the mother. In the original she shines through beautifully and you get such a lovely mother/daughter relationship. You can see the chemistry in the original between the mother and father and they actually look in love, where as in this it's incredibly stale.

I like Sam Rockwell but this is definitely not the role for him! He feels very much out of place and we know he is capable of so much more. It's a real shame because Craig T Nelson was fantastic as the father and really felt like a man trying his best to do what he could for his family.

As usual the CGI is crap and unnessacary, it adds nothing to the film and gives away far too much. They show way way to much of the other side and I really think it was used as a crutch for all the action.

There's very little music, it's photography is boring and leaves no impression.

They have changed so many good aspects about the original, like the fact that the spirits were infact innocent people who had reached out to Carol Anne because of her ability. The brother some how felt like the main character of the film and took again away the connection between the parents and thier youngest daughter. The scene with the boy's braces worked so well in the original and the moving chairs etc. We lost all of that in this crappy remake

The action scenes are awful and they showed their hand immediately by making the house seem scary and eery to the son. I don't see how you can make a bog standard beige house scary just by hasving cuboards, trees and hall ways but that's what they have attempted.

It's crap! really not worth watching and it left you not giving a damn about what happened to any of them.

Reviewed by Evansbee 1 / 10

Time dumpster, even for horror fans

Horror movies are my favorite, but I'm not the type of horror movie fan that will simply judge a movie on its horribly photoshopped cover or generally hold holier than thou attitudes toward technique, execution, writing, and cinematography (although I will bask in the glory of these done well), especially when it comes to remakes. I like to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Poltergeist (2015) was no different. I had wanted to see it for quite awhile but wasn't convinced that it was a movie I needed to buy for $14.99 (thanks iTunes for your options, btw). After watching it tonight (for free, streaming online) the only two things that keep resounding in my head are "Thank you inner voice for telling me not to hit the purchase button" and "OMG. Worst. Remake. Ever." In fact, I will go as far as to say that it's probably one of the worst horror attempts I've ever seen.

I don't need to include spoilers here. If you've seen the original, you know the story. This "remake" definitely assumes you have and gives not even a second thought to the story, nor does it even pretend it cares. It's an afterthought, at best. Actually, this whole movie seems and comes off as an afterthought. This remake was not made by someone wanting to expand upon or do any service artistically to the original. No, this is a pure, unadulterated cash grab at best. At its worst, this is a slap in the face to the horror genre for a quick buck, to fans of horror and to the original altogether.

I won't pretend the original Poltergeist is the best horror movie ever made, it's definitely always been cheesy in its own way. Yet, it managed to make me squirm, creeped me out, and kept me entranced whethercwatching it as a child or as an adult. The original Poltergeist is everything that this film is not....

This "remake" is sloppy, careless, poorly executed and poorly written, all while the actors struggle to pull out performances (even a talented actor like Sam Rockwell comes off disengenuous). It is lazily shot with more early 2000s-esque CGI than anyone should be asked to swallow for 2015...and is as scary as a wet dish towel.

There are exactly two moments in this film that I was slightly taken aback, but most definitely not scared, shocked, or surprised in the least. Mostly, I laughed or shook my head in embarrassment or dismay from how awful what just happened on screen actually was. Definitely not a crowning achievement.

Yes, the young newcomer actress is cute, and does her best...but you're not given an opportunity to care about what happens to her character or her family.

My husband fell asleep 7 times (I counted), and afterward said "People standing around in a white sheet have been scarier and more interesting". I agree.

Some remakes are good, most are bad, and unfortunately for Poltergeist and horror fans this trainwreck is the latter. It's a shame in a way because if it had been done well, it could have been pretty awesome.

Watch it, or don't, just don't buy it. You'll regret it. I promise. And most of all, do not expect to be satiated, scared or impressed in the least.

Reviewed by shopgirl1293 1 / 10

This movie is terrible!

I only saw this one time on TV, so glad I didn't buy the dvd. This movie is a huge mistake. It sucked. It was the worst remake on the planet. It was just dumb, I don't get why anyone liked this. It was nothing like the original, it wasn't scary or creepy and the characters weren't funny in the least. The director of this needs a kick to the face for making such a piece of trash. I do not recommend it to anyone.

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