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Poltergeist (2015) 

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Ratings: 5.00 / 5.00 from 2 People
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Director: Gil Kenan
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt

It never ceases to amaze why Hollywood continues to reboot classics, knowing very well the originals cannot be improved.
Is their ideology to spin a web of money?

The original Poltergeist filmed in 1982, is quint-essentially the classic horror with all the right ingredients to stun and terrify audiences. With Spielberg producing, Tobe Hoopers powerful direction, John Williams beautifully haunting score, & emotionally charged performances from Craig T Nelson and Jobeth Williams as the parents, the film was guaranteed to impress.

Now the re-imaging of the original film also called Poltergeist, hits the screens but unfortunately fails to live up to expectations. Admittedly, the effects are spectacular, notably the 3D gimmicks and the scary moments are terrifying, but unfortunately these don't compensate for the films numerous flaws.

The original script was utilised with silly story-line alterations and its inconceivable that the characters' names were changed, especially since the little girl cast was identical to the original, minus the blonde hair. When Maddison, (alias Caroline) calls out 'They’re here', it’s uttered with such a bland expression that the hint of forthcoming ghostly occurrences fails to register.

The semi-romantic sub-plot between the two ghostbusters is tacky and there are many cheesy moments in the film, especially in the final moments which confirms this as an assembly-line 'C' grade flick. The younger generation who haven't experienced Spielbergs version may be impressed with this re-hash, but the rest of us will ask: 'Why did they bother?'
Revisit the original Poltergeist on Blu-ray
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Poltergeist (2015)
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