1982's Poltergeist is an amazing film that STILL frightens me. This new one?
So, the dealio is these folks have to move into a new house but because he just got laid off, they have to take the best one available which, frankly doesn't have a damn thing wrong with it except for the fact that it's near power lines (and was built on top of a cemetary, duh...) Oh, did I spoil that for you? Seriously? Because you watched this one without watching the original and didn't expect that? Poor you. Have some gummie bears.
|Sam Rockwell hates spoilers. He gets pouty and makes impulse purchases.|
Now, I'm not going to say this is a bad movie because it isn't. What I WILL say is that it is not a GOOD movie and it's a piss-poor attempt at recreating Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg's almost literal magic. They left out a lot of the stuff that we liked in the original. A lot of that touching, heartfelt humor is gone. Now it's just a family in a haunted house.
|With this thing, but still...|
Fuck you, Sam Raimi.