Of course they're here, Carol An.. we mean Maddie..lol You know what one of the most interesting things about this 2015 version is versus the old one? Give up?
Madison(Clements) isn't even the main focus of the story, of course she's the one who is pure and can talk to spirits, but in 2015, she's not the main event.
The real bacon of the film is ... You didn't think we were just going to tell you and spoil the movie did you? Come on, you should know us better than that by now;)
In Poltergeist 2015, the Bowens move into a new home much like the Freelings did in 82. They unpack and explore the home to uncover a few interesting artifacts and insights the realtor mysteriously left out. (Anything for a sale right?)
As the Bowens snuggle into their new residence, strange occurrences start happening on the electrical side of things. You know those first world problems like scrambled cell phones and power surges that throw us all out of wack from time to time.
These power surges and one night alone in the home with no adults turns the film into a movie that will have you jumping and laughing at the same time. At least for us anyway..lol
No matter how many times you see a clown in a movie, it's always scary. Clowns are the worst and this one pictured above is no less eerie than the one featured in the original, Poltergeist.
Aside from the clown, you have a few more familiar faces in the film such as the ominous tree outside of the home watching and protecting over the Bowen family within. You know it's amazing how a screenplay writer can swing a film to the left or to the right based on what they leave in or take out of a script.
We feel David Lindsay-Abaire left in most elements that were key to the original film's success, while discarding everything else that wasn't nailed down to the floor.
Hence the introduction of comedy. You'll see it when you watch it, it's almost like he wheeled in a barrel full of laughs and just scattered them around fixtures such as the tv or the clown above.
After Watching, Poltergeist 2015
We're not going to complain and we're actually kind of happy that they didn't try to reinvent the wheel.
That's the mistake a lot of filmmakers make when they try to do a remake, they stick too close to the script. People don't want to watch a movie they've already seen, they want something familiar, but with a new spin.
Poltergeist 2015 gives fans of the original a new spin of comedy, while more than likely giving first time viewers a good case of the chills.
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