Opinions on upcoming pet semetary movie.?

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Gerald

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I can see Crowe as the preacher. Maybe he will play Jacobs.
I find it easier to imagine him as Jamie. But actually I think King often doesn't describe what his characters look like that precisely. He describes their clothing and their demeanor, and what kind of impression they make on people, but not so much else. He gives details sporadically, he doesn't go by every feature like hair, eyes, nose, mouth, length, if they're thin or heavy etc. He will mention details mostly when there is something special about it, like after Jacobs had a stroke, one half of his mouth wouldn't work anymore.
Some writers completely describe every feature when a character is first introduced. But I think mostly he doesn't do that, so you imagine them more yourself.
 

Hill lover35

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I would say, watch the first adaptation. It was written by SK himself and filmed according to his wishes. Although there are clear differences with the book, just don't expect to get exactly the book. Although: would people be satisfied if something is exactly the book? Because then the film wouldn't hold any surprises or anything new. I thought the first film captured the atmosphere of the book at least, and based on the trailer this does too and seems to expand more on the book.
yeh exactly. good point perhaps I will watch part of it
 

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What changing? Ellie being the one who dies? I, on the other hand, along with others, am not. Ellie surviving the events of Pet Sematary is pretty important to the overall structure, so killing her off is gonna collapse the card house of a plot Pet Sematary is built on.
Several of us mentioned this part, so not singling out panda, but I read this over the weekend. It's in the article on the Newsbot post. This is Sai King on his reaction to fans reacting to Ellie vs Gage:
Does it bother you that, as they showed in the trailer, a different child is killed and resurrected this time — the older girl instead of the little boy?
It’s something different. They did a good job. Boy, I saw all the stuff that came online when people realized that it was Ellie rather than Gage that got run over in the road, and I’m thinking like, “Man, these people…” It’s so nuts. You can take Route 301 and go to Tampa, or you could take Route 17 and go to Tampa. But both times, you’re gonna come out at Tampa! [Laughs] You know what I’m saying? It didn’t change anything for me. I thought, “Okay, I understand why they did it, because it’s maybe easier to work with a zombie when she’s a little girl, [rather] than a toddler.”

'Pet Sematary' Exhumed: Stephen King on his most disturbing tale

Gotta admit, he has a point. ;)
 

jdt827

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Remaking is not new. It's just more prominent and far more warranted with the technological possibilities. We have to change the perspective that remaking is a bad thing. Remakes can improve a film - which is many cases it does and others it doesn't. It also can introduce old stories to new audiences. Kids who grew up on Pixar will call bullshit on 1989 Pet Sematary with their eyes closed. It looks old, it feels old, the acting is horrible, the music is old... millennials have technological expectations and quality expectations. There are so many amazing classics but many are too slow to hold the attention of new audiences. We should embrace remakes. If you don't like it, the old one is still there lol so either you're upset that a new generation gets to enjoy a version relevant to their time or you have a false perception the version you like is somehow obselete. Why do you care if it's remade? A remake doesn't cancel old versions. And the person who said money, yes, money. Without profits, NO MOVIES would exist. So we should be grateful there is a market big enough to justify bringing great stories to life in new ways through the decades.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Remaking is not new. It's just more prominent and far more warranted with the technological possibilities. We have to change the perspective that remaking is a bad thing. Remakes can improve a film - which is many cases it does and others it doesn't. It also can introduce old stories to new audiences. Kids who grew up on Pixar will call bullshit on 1989 Pet Sematary with their eyes closed. It looks old, it feels old, the acting is horrible, the music is old... millennials have technological expectations and quality expectations. There are so many amazing classics but many are too slow to hold the attention of new audiences. We should embrace remakes. If you don't like it, the old one is still there lol so either you're upset that a new generation gets to enjoy a version relevant to their time or you have a false perception the version you like is somehow obselete. Why do you care if it's remade? A remake doesn't cancel old versions. And the person who said money, yes, money. Without profits, NO MOVIES would exist. So we should be grateful there is a market big enough to justify bringing great stories to life in new ways through the decades.
Oh dear
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Remaking is not new. It's just more prominent and far more warranted with the technological possibilities. We have to change the perspective that remaking is a bad thing. Remakes can improve a film - which is many cases it does and others it doesn't. It also can introduce old stories to new audiences. Kids who grew up on Pixar will call bullshit on 1989 Pet Sematary with their eyes closed. It looks old, it feels old, the acting is horrible, the music is old... millennials have technological expectations and quality expectations. There are so many amazing classics but many are too slow to hold the attention of new audiences. We should embrace remakes. If you don't like it, the old one is still there lol so either you're upset that a new generation gets to enjoy a version relevant to their time or you have a false perception the version you like is somehow obselete. Why do you care if it's remade? A remake doesn't cancel old versions. And the person who said money, yes, money. Without profits, NO MOVIES would exist. So we should be grateful there is a market big enough to justify bringing great stories to life in new ways through the decades.
Did I explicitly say remaking was a bad thing? I might’ve, so show me. I’m not saying remaking as a whole is terrible, it’s just that most big budget remakes are lazy cash-ins that ride off nostalgia and fail to live up to the original. Pet Sematary 2019 isn’t even technically a remake, it’s another adaptation. There are good remakes, better ones in-fact, and I never said they were a brand new thing. I preferred IT 2017 to the miniseries, I prefer John Carpenter’s The Thing to the 1950’s original. Remaking in itself isn’t bad no, it’s just at times unnecessary and in many cases lazy and soulless. And of course I’m not saying movies aren’t allowed to make money, it’s just that many remakes try to ride off nostalgia for the original regardless of quality. A movie can make profits as well as being original and having substance at the same time.
 

jdt827

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Did I explicitly say remaking was a bad thing? I might’ve, so show me. I’m not saying remaking as a whole is terrible, it’s just that most big budget remakes are lazy cash-ins that ride off nostalgia and fail to live up to the original. Pet Sematary 2019 isn’t even technically a remake, it’s another adaptation. There are good remakes, better ones in-fact, and I never said they were a brand new thing. I preferred IT 2017 to the miniseries, I prefer John Carpenter’s The Thing to the 1950’s original. Remaking in itself isn’t bad no, it’s just at times unnecessary and in many cases lazy and soulless. And of course I’m not saying movies aren’t allowed to make money, it’s just that many remakes try to ride off nostalgia for the original regardless of quality. A movie can make profits as well as being original and having substance at the same time.
I didn’t say you said it was bad thing. I’m answering your question and also commenting on the negativity towards remakes in general. It’s not an attack on you. It’s my thoughts on the culture of remaking films.
 
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