Poltergeist is the worst horror flick of the decade!
While there are exceptional directors like David Robert Mitchell (It Follows), The Conjuring (James Wan) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) offering us out-of-the world horror movies in a platter of terror blended with high quality direction, there stands Gil Kenan crapping all over its concept, doing the exact opposite.
If Poltergeist was supposed to be a reboot, then Gil missed the target by a light year. If not, he still failed to make a good movie by another light year. What is sad is the fact that its direction simply takes everything with it into the netherworld. Its stupidity swallows great actors like Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt, and makes them look mediocre.
There are so many instances in the movie that would compel you to go, “Really?” and “Is this for real?” and sometimes “Where is everybody?” The horror isn’t given enough time to sieve in and it keeps trudging on your head like a pointless parade with no direction or meaning.
If I try really hard to look on the bright side, I could only remember the cute little Kennedi Clements who manages to melt you with her sweet voice and cute acts. She is downright adorable. Amongst other things, you could say the graphics and visuals looked rad particularly when the cast witnesses the creepy diabolical world that homes in their closet. Apart from that I think everything was sheer pathetic.
One of the wisest decisions of your life would be to skip this one!