Pet Sematary

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Dark, violent remake focuses on emotions over gore.

R 2019 101 minutes

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Based on 20 reviews

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Based on 51 reviews

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age 11+
Its not that bad, some cuss words and some blood but over all good movie
age 18+


Pet Sematary: Yet another remake that should never have happened Most Stephen King adaptations have been fantastic and there are so very very many of them. He still has dozens of great books awaiting a movie adaptation, so why do we keep getting these second rate remakes of existing adaptations? I loved the 1989 original, it was an incredibly constructed genuinely great film so I was skeptical upon hearing about a remake. As usual, my fears were very justified. Starring the ultra bland Jason Clarke this goes down different roads than both the book and the original, it teases following the source material multiple times then suddenly goes in a different direction. I didn't appreciate this at all, throughout the entire film I was waiting for it give me a reason for it's existence. It never did. John Lithgow is a great actor and can consider me a fan, but for this role he's no Fred Gwynne. Fred Gwynne put in an iconic cult performance, Lithgow I'm sorry to say simply couldn't compare and his accent was terrible. The movie is another example of needless senseless remakes/reboots that simply aren't needed. There are countless tales just begging to get the big screen treatment, so why do we keep getting force fed the same ones? And why are they consistently worse than the last? Pet Sematary brings absolutely nothing of value to the table, it's an inferior adaptation just sparkly thanks to the higher budget. I'd rather watch the highly disappointing Pet Sematary 2 (1992) than this again.

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