The only scary thing about Director Gil Kenan’s remake of the 1982 classic Poltergeist is that he and Writer David Lindsay-Abaire think they’ve created something scary.
This film is pabulum compared to just about any horror film I’ve seen since the laughable Paranormal Activity 4 in 2012. Not that this one is laughable. It’s more sad that better use could not have been made of the usually wonderful Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell. And it’s a dishonor to the excellent story originally created by Steven Spielberg.
Skip this and see the 1982 version.
I give this Poltergeist a 2 out of 5.