Poltergeist (2015) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Poltergeist (2015)

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  • Release Date:  2015
  • Genre:  Ghost & Spirit
  • Director:  Gil Kenan
  • Screenwriter:  David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Cast & Crew: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Susan Heyward, Nicholas Braun, Karen Ivany, Patrick Garrow, Doug MacLeod, Eve Crawford, L.A. Lopes, Soma Chhaya

Poltergeist (2015)Rating:

  • Eloise = 6 / 10;
  • Raoul = 5 / 10;
  • IMDB = 4.9 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 2.2 / 10

Poltergeist (2015) Synopsis:

A family moves into a new house that is haunted by a malevolent poltergeist that will do everything it can to drag the family’s young girl into its dark dimension.

Poltergeist (2015) Review:

Remaking such a classic as Tobe Hooper’s 1982 masterpiece has got to be tricky. Whereas some remake really succeed and create a buzz (The Evil Dead, Fright Night remake) and others completely trash the original (Black Christmas, Texas Chainsaw 3D), Poltergeist 2015 seems right in the middle. It is not a bad movie at all, but it is far from reaching the appeal of the original and probably won’t be remembered much.

The remake is very faithful to the original, a little too much maybe. I guess nowadays people expect something a little different from the original, and not the exact same movie with just modern special effects, they want an extra twist. Now to give to the movie the credit that it deserves, there are a couple of good ideas that have been added (but I won’t spoil them for you), and that makes this remake totally worth a watch, but certainly not enough to make it a “good” remake.

More than in the original, Poltergeist (2015) feels like a kid movie. The closest movie I could compare it too would be Chronicles of Narnia, maybe because of the closet, or maybe because the story is heavily centred on the kids. Aside from a couple of jump scares, the movie isn’t scary, and crippled by some ugly-looking CGI.

Still, I would advise people to watch it for it is a nice flick in itself. Just don’t expect too much.

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