Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Jan 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A doctor and his family move into a small New England town where they lean about the mysterious powers of a local pet cemetery.
My Take on it – THis is a film that I was intrigued to watch solely due to the fact that I’m a fan of Stephen KIng stories even thouh I’m nt a fan of films in the horror genre at all.
After having seen the original version of this film, I can honestly say that this film is truly a wasted choice of something that needed a remake.
The original film works so much better and remaking it was pretty pointless.
The cats f this film isn’t as effective as the one from the original and even using John Lithgow in a pivotal role originally played by Fred Gwynne doesn’t work well enough and this hurts things too much.
The biggest problem that they seem to have had in making this film was trying to find ways to make this distinct.
Many of the choices that they make come across as being much too predictable and in turn, things aren’t scary or engaging enough because of that.
The truth is that these changes actually have the opposite effect on things because they are further proof that a remake of this film wasn’t called for and anyone wanting to get the most out of this story should just watch the original instead.
Bottom Line – Silly choice of a film to remake that just doesn’t work as well as the original. The cast isn’t as effective in these roles as their original counterparts which hurts things too much. The biggest problem here is trying to show how different this story can be and the choices that they make are quite predictable and that fails to make this more engaging at all. Instead it actually has the very opposite affect which helps show why this probably never even needed to have been made.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During Ellie’s birthday party, Jud can be heard in the background saying, “There was a big Saint Bernard. He got rabies…”. This is an obvious reference to Cujo (1983), another movie based on a Stephen King novel. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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