Opinions on upcoming pet semetary movie.?

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Gerald

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#22
I haven't seen the directors' earlier films Absence and Starry Eyes, so it's hard to say. I only saw Holidays, an anthology film, but I don't recall their segment on Valentine's Day was one of the best films in it. And they did an episode from the tv-series of Scream, which overall I enjoyed a lot and which is coming back for a (belated) third season.

I'm most intrigued as to the meaning of the animal masks shown in the trailer. It gives it all a very different feel and it's an element that's clearly not from the novel.The local children seem to be burying their pets dressed as animals themselves, but it's hard to tell why. It gives it a much more ritualistic feel. Is it just devotion to the animals or is there more to it?

It's impossible to say on the basis of one trailer how good it will be. Apart from the masks the trailer looks fairly standard, it does look shot in the way that's typical for American horror, with the usual flash cuts and jumpscares. Also the pet cemetery itself looks fairly identical to the one in the earlier film.
My guess would be it will be okay, but not truly great. Kind of standard, although I hope it will be great of course.
 

Gerald

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#23
I just want to know WHY? Why must everything be re-made nowadays?
Clearly money is a big part of it. Because of It people are very King-aware right now, so they're trying to profit off that.
There also is this idea that films and the ideas in them need to be updated for the current time and for a new generation. They seem to feel that every generation needs their own version of a film, and that a new generation can't simply watch the older film - probably because they can't identify with it: where are the mobile phones, where are the pc's, where is Twitter and Facebook? So they capitalize on that: it's not your parents' film anymore, but your own, modern version.

I think for directors it's attractive because they get to do their favourite films from the past, but put their own slant on it. But then some stick to close to the original, like the remake of Carrie, and others introduce new elements that aren't very special or don't work. A lot of the remakes feel rather superficial: they look slick and modernized, but there's little depth to them.
 

GNTLGNT

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#25
I haven't seen the directors' earlier films Absence and Starry Eyes, so it's hard to say. I only saw Holidays, an anthology film, but I don't recall their segment on Valentine's Day was one of the best films in it. And they did an episode from the tv-series of Scream, which overall I enjoyed a lot and which is coming back for a (belated) third season.

I'm most intrigued as to the meaning of the animal masks shown in the trailer. It gives it all a very different feel and it's an element that's clearly not from the novel.The local children seem to be burying their pets dressed as animals themselves, but it's hard to tell why. It gives it a much more ritualistic feel. Is it just devotion to the animals or is there more to it?

It's impossible to say on the basis of one trailer how good it will be. Apart from the masks the trailer looks fairly standard, it does look shot in the way that's typical for American horror, with the usual flash cuts and jumpscares. Also the pet cemetery itself looks fairly identical to the one in the earlier film.
My guess would be it will be okay, but not truly great. Kind of standard, although I hope it will be great of course.
....I don't think there's more to it than the ritualism you suggest......something passed down through the juvenile grapevine-plus, it allows non-King fans to "get" that this is a ceremony and has been going on for some unknown time......
 
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