Wan and Whannell have, in effect, ripped pages from the "Poltergeist" playbook and stripped the formulas down to old-style gothic scares.
this movie sucked.
Aug 19 - 03:05 AM
Ripped pages from the Poltergeist playbook? How about "Copied story exactly"? The shameless thievery from previous films, mostly Poltergeist: the explanatory speech in the living room by the woman paranormal expert, revealing the terrible circumstances surrounding Carol Anne - I mean Dalton, the malevolent spirits around him in the land of the lost, the same crew of sleuths, the same oddball woman in charge, the same hapless husband, is just pathetic. Clearly the writer and director are purposefully riding on the back of their more creative forebears. They just don't care, so why should we? We've all seen this before, only executed much, much better! Soooo shoddy!
Oct 21 - 09:51 PM