I loved the book and the original film still freaks me out. I was disappointed in many things in this version. The lack of a relationship between Jud and Louis. They had a father son relationship previous and were just kind of semi-friends in this. No Timmy Baterman story and the changes to Zelda and Pascow were not as chilling as the original. I don't know about you but Zelda is the first thing that pops into my mind when thinking of the original. I didn't deeply care for this family in the 60 minutes before things start happening. I believe Jon Lithgow should have had more scenes especially with Louis that would help explain why Jud told him about the deadfall and burial ground in the first place. Not just because I think your daughter that I met for 8 minutes will be sad..... It's hard replacing a movie or book that you loved growing up but I think this was a forced affair. It didn't feel like love for the source material was involved.
Well...i was trying to find the release date for this and accidently preordered in the process. I could figure out how to cancel it and then forgot all about it. Woke up yesterday and bam. It was in my videos. Oopsie. At least its a great movie!
I saw this movie on opening night, as I had been looking forward to it for months. I was left feeling underwhelmed. While the movie is a solid horror film, I feel it does not improve on the original.........if anything, it's a watered down version of it. Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and Jete Lawrence all have good performances, but I felt John Lithgow's character was underused and not fleshed out well enough in this film.....as was the character of Victor Pascow. The Zelda character was nowhere near as terrifying as in the 1989 film, and it just seems to be the case with a lot of aspects of this film where the original just did it better. Now this movie is not a bad film, it's visually impressive and the sound design is great. The changes to the story give something new to fans of the source material to look forward to. I feel though, that this film could have benefited from another half hour being added to the run time, in order to better flesh out the characters of this film. I think the movie is a nice addition to the Pet sematary franchise, and as long as fans look at it as another telling of the story, and not as a movie looking to out do the original, then they will enjoy it. I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars. Better than Pet Sematary 2 (1992), but doesn't surpass the original from (1989).
What a disappointment . I sadly expected the movie to be as good as the first movie or the book. It was filmed way to dark , you could barely see some parts and the sound quality was poor . It was truly a sleeper and I found myself falling asleep in the middle of the movie and the ending is almost comical . What a sad remake this was. Sorry I purchased this movie and I would certainly not recommend it .
Sorry, but not as interesting or as creepy as the original. Felt like the story was rushed and more could have been done with it. I did like how it wasn’t a remake 100 percent and some things were changed up.
This film was just ok. I liked the changes once it got going but honestly found the first 45 min kind of boring. I ended up letting my older son watch it with me ( something I was on the fence about ) but turns out it wasn't all that scary or even gory. More creepy than anything. I'm regretting buying it. I thought for sure I had to add it to my SK collection but now that I've seen it, I know I can live without it and prolly wont watch it again, or very much anyway. Good acting, and a definite creep factor give it 3 stars, but I'd rather give it 2.5 for disappointing me