Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pet Sematary

--Reviewed by Lindy Loo

Plotline: A young doctor moves into a new rural town with his family. When his daughter's cat is killed by a truck, a local neighbor takes him to an old Indian burial ground to bury the cat. A few days later, it shows up alive, but with a clearly altered disposition. When the doctor's little boy is also struck and killed by a truck, well, you can see where this is going.

Scariness factor: It's got its moments, though mostly in a very 1980s-ish kind of way.

Gross-Out Factor: Razor into Achilles tendon. That's about the worst of it.

Complaints: I was actually surprised that I liked this a lot more than I remembered. It's slow-moving. It's not my favorite movie of all time. The acting's not all that great. And it has a lot of things that don't make sense in it. But overall, it's not too bad.

High Points: Much better than I remembered. It won't keep you on the edge of your seat--it's a bit slow-moving in that regard. But the end is good and entertaining. And the little boy back from the dead is the creepiest. Seriously though: Who in god's name thought it would be a good idea to get their little little kid a part where he has to fake-stab people and bite people and scrunch up your face evilly?

Overall: Slow-paced. But entertaining. In a 1980's kind of way.

Grade: B-



At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this movie! That little kid is creepy as fuck. It's one of the new good Stephen King movies out there.


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