By: Marv Castillo
Movie fans are always concerned when a classic is about to get rebooted or remade. It’s inebitable. I was one of the people who hated the idea of a Poltergeist remake. I understand that now this will be a reboot and it will keep the essence of the original movie. I’m more calmed by what director Gil Kenan had to say about his new movie to USA Today:
“Whenever someone approaches material that’s so beloved, there’s a reflexive reaction to be worried. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We’re working to make a Poltergeist film that lives up to the original’s legacy.”
According to David Lindsay-Ablaire, the screenwriter, the movie will take place in the contemporary setting. It makes sense since the issue of the first movie was about TV and how it can get out of control with children. The movie is pretty much the same concept of the original, but it is based in the modern era. We have screens all over the place. And that’s a terrifying concept. I have 3 and 4-year-old cousing who replaced real toys with a tablet and they just seem to be addicted to those devices. Here’s what producer Sam Raimi had to say about Poltergeist:
“The original film commented on how we’ve let television get out of control, babysitting our kids. It’s only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices. Screens are everywhere.”
Since this is a horror movie and it’s supposed to be scary, of course the director said that the production is scary, but what calls my attention in the best way is that we will keep original conflict. Hey, if you remake a movie, you remake it good. It will show the emotional story of the parents trying to get their daughter back. I will believe in this movie since the cast is solid, but I will wait for the trailer to have a better opinion. Here’s some images of the movie.
Poltergeist hits movie theaters on July 24th.
Source: USA Today.