‘Pet Sematary’ fails expectations

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‘Pet Sematary’ fails expectations

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“Hide yo kids, hide yo wife and hide yo husband,” because “Pet Sematary” will make you want to leave your pets behind.
The remake of Stephen King’s best-selling book and 1989 movie, “Pet Sematary,” will have you feeling all sorts of ways. You’ll laugh, cry and leave the movie theater scared to return home to your pet. But that fear will soon disappear and be replaced with dissatisfaction.
In the 2019 remake of “Pet Semetary,” Louis Creed, played by Jason Clarke, and his wife Rachel, played by Amy Seimetz, decided to move their family of four from the busy city of Boston to a quiet town in Maine called Ludlow. But just like almost every horror movie, moving to a quiet town turns bad quickly.
Louis discovers a creepy burial ground in the woods behind his house.
With death surrounding the Creed family, their neighbor Jud Crandall, played by John Lithgow, takes matters into his own hands. This results in unexplainable events and terrible consequences occurring at every turn.
But sadly, these events weren’t as unexplainable as expected.
While this movie will leave you feeling shocked and confused, it’s not as surprising as I expected it to be.
I am a huge fan of the 2017 remake of Stephen King’s “It,” and was expecting for this movie to be similar to what I experienced when watching “It.” However, “Pet Sematary” did not live up to this dream.
Unlike “It,” there were little to no humor. Also, “Pet Sematary” didn’t deliver its scary moments in the same way either.
No jaw-dropping action really happened until closer to the end of the movie.
Don’t get me wrong “Pet Sematary” had very thrilling and interesting moments, but it was closer to the end of the movie before these moments appeared.
This movie never left me on the edge of my seat and I think as a horror movie you should be biting your nails the whole time.
And for fans of the original “Pet Sematary” or even fans of the book, you’ll be disappointed because this movie is not similar to those classics.
So, if you are wanting to see Stephen King’s classic book come to life in the same way it was written, don’t go see “Pet Sematary.”
While this movie has very creepy features, it left an overall unsatisfied and boring taste in my mouth.