Pet Sematary (2019) - Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

31

Bearable

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Kevin Kölsch
Stars: undefined, Jason Clarke
Length: 101 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 248 out of 1000 found boring (24.8%)

One-line Reviews (486)

pointless movie, no real plot, no ending, and all the "action" happened in the last 3 minutes.

Overall the story worked for me, but.. towards the end it got just a bit.. boring, I guess.

Limp, pointless remake .

Zzzzzzz its so god damn boring.

Snapping my jaw from a sweet long yawn I will admit that a few moments got me a little: the main scares come from screamers and disgusting stuff that you don't see every day.

So bad that I walked out of the theater halfway through.

Competent acting and shot composition (if a little bland at times) is wasted on poor narrative decisions.

Plain and simple, this is one of the WORST movies EVER MADE.

It felt dull, rushed and unauthentic.

Did not c the first part so this one was a good movie for me , it was intense , gripping as well .

Waste of money .

A dreary King adaptation .

The film itself feels very disjointed.

Towards the end it became so dumb that I kind of went with it and enjoyed it as I had a few moments when I just wanted to laugh out loud at the stupidity of the movie and the characters.

"So, here's a definition of waste of time.

The movie was great and I enjoyed it throughout.

The new one is pointless and I really hope that Stephen King hates it.

Yawn-Worthy .

It was one contrived pile of sludge to the next.

Boredom Semetary .

Bored to freaking death.

It's never 'scary' but there's a good level of tension, you're actually invested and overall it becomes fairly entertaining.

However, at least that film's cheesy bad acting & awful dated special effects is so unintentional hilarious that it's semi entertaining.

Basically, this movie was suspenseful because we know what happened in the original.

The movie was very thrilling and too scary!.

Everything else was just bland and essentially just filling.

Really enjoyed it .

Overall a soulless, stupid, predictable mess.

Don't waste your money .

really makes for a compelling character.

With that , does come a lot of baggage, represented by a overdose of boring, slow emptyness that is almost completely devoid of life.

The slowest scenes are the bits before the family members get reanimated and by the time we hit the halfway point, I was wondering if we were running out of time.

Let's just say that the 1st hour is a BORE FEST, Characters make dumb decisions and express feelings "out of the sudden".

Overall, Pet Sematary has an interesting premise based on already existing material but the bad acting, bland cinematography, weak script, and just being uninteresting bring the film way down.

This does that well as right from the start, as based on how dreary a chunk of it feels, even when nothing scary is happening.

While I appreciate the creative license in trying to change the story up, it was done in such a bland and boring manner.

Instead it was a slow plodding story line (it almost put me to sleep!!!

Some techie nerdy notes - The Dolby ATMOS surround sound was also well executed, making me feel engaged and immersed in the Pet Sematary world, with plenty of sound activity moving around the room, crispy clear dialogue, and powerful action sequences or jump-scares that simply sound great.

Since there was room for improvement, I went into this new Pet Sematary hoping they'd do something worthwhile with the material, but if anything, this feels like it was adapted for Lifetime complete with bland cinematography, rushed storytelling, and unenthusiastic performances.

Very dull and average remake that quite fails to do the source material justice or compare to the classic original.

Save your money and wait for it to come out on redbox.

Some of the scare factors are also pretty effective but without a doubt, my biggest praise for the film are the unexpected twists and turns.

Both he and i found it very uninteresting, you see the first half of the movie ticks all the horror element off the bucket list within an hour, for instance, creepy house far from the city, useless-at-relationship couple, one is a brainless bint the other is a panicky doctor.

This movie is not really scary, but it is intriguing.

This movie is epitome of boredom.

Don't waste your time or money .

They were boring.

Good remake, worth watching .

Overall, not a terrible movie, and quite enjoyable.

I hate stupid horror movies where all they do is make you jump from unexpected appearances or loud noises, this is not it.

Despite having some strange performances and creepy cinematography, Pet Sematary suffers from having a slow pace and a weak third act, making you leave with a bitter aftertaste.

The entire family is boring; none of the characters have unique traits that make them likable or relatable.

Also the in-joke about John Lithgow being in The Crown seemed more than a little out of place in a film that's supposed to be about a parent's unbearable grief over a dead child, as did the more than slightly absurd death by dumbwaiter.

Good slow paced horror flick .

The film makes a big accent of the things we were afraid as children, and I, personally, find it great, definitely worth watching, and remember never to cross the line.

LolPoor character development, predictable, and dumb.

many seem to like it and i wanted to like it but its nothing more than a run of the mill, cliche filled horror movie.

This movie manages to deviate from the original enough to become flat and boring.

Here, paid cronies attacked again :( Unfortunately, movie is pretty bland.

It was really hard for me to get into the story as I found either something completely unbelievable, or the mom or dad was going off on pointless dream sequences or memories.

Save your money, wait for the DVD

They focused too much time on the cat and then rushed a really uninspiring ending.

I mean they switched up who died and some little things but I was really bored and I knew exactly what was gonna happen.

Create something new and entertaining.

Unique but predictable .

After making the bland and cliché 'Truth or Dare' last spring, this director became the screenwriter of this adaptation.

Bored Sematary .

I highly recommend it.

Trying to waste as little further time on this movie, I'll keep things brief; this is a painfully generic, overly simplistic horror movie & it's unremarkable slasher drivel.

The effects were bland and expected and ordinary.

I was that bored with it, I ate 90% of the popcorn before the film was 75% through.

Boring...

All the cinematography and settings were stunning and you can tell that Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the directors of the movie, took their time to make sure that everything looked right in the shots.

The effects were bland and expected and ordinary.

The whole thing is so boring you find yourself just waiting for it to end.

The plot in this movie is really predictable for me.

Boring, not scary.

Don't want to put in any spoilers, but seriously, don't waste your time.

All things consider, a very decent remake, worth watching, and faithful enough to King's Intent that I'm still content with it as a die hard fan.

Plus the cliffhanger ending is formulaic and contrived.

I watched over 200 movies in the last 3 years in the theaters and its the 1st time i walked out that's how bad it is

I was dragged to this pathetic excuse for a horror film against my will and I really resent going.

Just all around flat, boring, and disappointing.

Unwatchable...

Unfortunately you have to start somewhere, even if it's a bland, overhyped remake.

Don't waste you're time watching this.

Devoid Of Entrrtainment & Boring For Most Of The Movie .

The role of Pascow the ghost is pointless with his 3-5 minutes of screen time.

Another bad Apple advertisement that bored the hell out of me.

Speaking of the predictablity of the story, this movie is littered with tons of predictable jump scares.

Otherwise I would stay away from this film, it's just disappointing and that makes Jack a dull boy.

Waste of time...

Second of all, I thought the first act felt very slow.

Worth watching.

Boring.

Dont waste your money and only waste your time, when you can watch it at home for free.

A waste of time .

So intriguing and shocking.

Very boring .

I was SO bored I exchanged my ticket for another horror movie currently in the discount cinema- Us.

The rest of the cast was boring to the point that I couldn't have cared less what happened to them.

Too predictable .

Waste of time, in my opinion.

It's all a bit bland .

I mean, maybe if you do NOT watch horrors (or any movie at all) I understand thay statement, but it was so overshadowing and so predictable that I believe the kids in the beginning are the ones who wrote the script!

Starts off ok but quickly loses control and nose dives into a predictable crash, that doesn't even explode on impact.

Possibly the most contrived piece of scripting seen since...

I truly was expecting some frights but characters too undeveloped and scare tactics very predictable.

Cheap jump scares, bad characters, the film is really boring.

Lazy formulaic horror I gave it 2 stars one for the cat and one for keeping the old ankle cutting scene Watch the old one if you must, This is one to miss

What a waste of time.

The story changes are absolutely unnecessary and offer nothing of value to the plot, the acting is bland and the things that were retained from either King's original story or the novel are so diluted that they could just as easily pass as a parody as they could a remake of a classic horror film.

Boring .

A pretty dull and disappointing ecranisation in my opinion.

Don't waste your money.

How they took that source material and made so boring is actually quite impressive.

Instead, it was boring, not scary, and made no sense.

Pet Sematary is the opposite, it feels tired, generic and most of the actors stumble through their scenes appearing just as bored as we are watching them.

Seriously, just don't waste your time.

Instead it was boring.

Don't waste your time or money .

Like watching paint dry.

It is a by-the-numbers horrow with a predictable plot twist.

A family tragedy strikes shortly after Church's unexpected return, and it is one that will push Louis to his darkest limits.

It felt empty.

Luckily then, once things really get going (which unfortunately happens far too late into the narrative) it's quite enjoyable.

or should happen, and yet I was completely immersed into the story.

A lot of changes made the movie feel empty, not enough character development, probably because of the lack of time.

Clichéd, boring, and predictable.

Slow and suspenseful .

Despite a few changes from the original source, everything remains the same, however, the screenplay doesn't take you to the fear zone, and the story develops a rather flat, boring story.

The little girl comes home and she murders in broad daylight, dancers and there's all this unnecessary drawn out sequence for the sake of filling up screen time.

Pointless Remake .

Just pointless lazy writing.

Boring and suprising at the same time .

However, in the remake, Louis and the rest of his family are killed and buried in the sematary to live out their lives as undead which is a pretty dull ending and doesn't add anything to his character like in the original.

It was slow moving and did not have any scare value to it.

Better than I thought, worth watching .

Besides the fact that they gave away the biggest twist in the trailer, the pace of the movie is slow and wooden.

The scariest element Rachel/Zelda story was what I was expecting to benefit most from a remake and they pussied out on showing it, yet they show a creepily drawn out scene of a father strangling/straddling his 9 year old daughter.

Cliche after cliche.

In this remake I did not care about the characters, I didn't like the actors playing the characters, the movie is slow and boring.

Don't waste your time or money on this version.

Entertaining.

Boring.

PROS:The Performances Were GreatKevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer's Suspenseful DirectingCreepy And Suspenseful AtmosphereBleak ToneGood DramaRiviting Third ActThat Creepy CatCONS:Trailer Might Has Spoiled Some MomentsToo Much ExpeditionSlow Pacing Sometimes

This remake was just boring.

It's such a waste to have him in such a pivotal role and his performance is bland.

Very intense.

Because seriously, you all just don't get what makes his books so great, so terrifying and so engrossing.

The story is also pretty predictable.

Nine times out of ten, remakes are just pointless money grabbers and this is the perfect example.

Was looking forward to this movie as I felt it was one of those films that could benefit from a remake with modern effects etc but was very disappointed just a horrible film disjointed nonsense generally poorly acted and lacks any of the emotional connection we at least had in the first film AVOID

Very poor movie and a waste of time.

A fairly boring film.

The acting is terrible, the script is boring, the photography is ugly (it reminded of Suicide Squad), the editing is messy, the score is generic.

The scares are mostly noise and the third act of the film is drawn out with such terrible execution.

but the pace of the movie is a bit slower.

They would've made it a truly disgusting movie with mutilated bodies and slow building tension, scenes of ten minutes or longer and a resolution that is deeply shocking.

Another pointless remake.

confusing and abrupt.

This version was much better and more enjoyable than expected.

It was different, and I enjoyed it.

In lieu of a investing story about grief and loss, we have a pretty boring excuse for a set-up with a few jump-scares here and there.

Hollywood needs to learn that movies are more than just special effects.. Its slow to start, peaks around an hour into it and then ends on a dull note.

What is it about Stephen King that brings out such a mish mash of irregular results, that range everywhere from the unwatchable terrible to the breathtaking brillant.

Predictable scenarios.

It relies on predictable jump scares for the horror element.

The movie was really intense and creepy specially the jump scares of Ellie when once she came back alive after she dead.

It's filled with terrible jump scares and is predictable beyond belief.

Boring .

The acting was horrible, weak jump scares, and the story just dragged.

I found myself sighing most of the way through cringing at lines from the former movie being shamelessly cribbed and the overall tone was dreary.

Waste of time.

I wanted either a more exciting climax or it to just end really.

Awful, boring, slow paced, not scary in the slightest, boring characters, boring actors.

Don't waste your time or money on this film.

Saying that, none of the cast - bar John Lithgow, who is one of the saving graces of the first two-thirds - are really all that engaging.

In my opinion, save your money and catch it on TNT in a year.

It was kinda boring and the performances weren't good.

This movie is just another saranic propaganda.

The first half turns out to be quite boring as the story is slowly unfolded in order to touch on the most minute of details.

Yes, the story is predictable but still enjoyable.

Boring and that pretty much sums it up.

The main problem is that this titular location at night seems part of a movie set, and is hardly important to the film except that John Lithgow's old timer Jud (played by Fred Gwynne before) knows his way around, showing an intense yet fairly dull father/husband Jason Clarke how everything works...

Pointless.

Its creepy,horrific and thrilling.

As I have written above, with a little bit of touch, this story could have been turned into a masterpiece, but as the way it is, Pet Sematary is still watchable and enjoyable.

Though the pacing of the film may seem a bit slow at times, when the film picks up its feet, it grabs your heart easily and makes for one of the most enjoyable horror flicks of recent days.

The 2019 remake of pet semetary is a bland and forgettable film that doesnt take any risks.

The book crushes them because as most of the time, the book is more complete and tells you a lot of details and stuff that makes the story more enjoyable.

If you talk about pointless remakes that never should have made it off of the concept idea drawing board, then the 2019 "Pet Sematary" is definitely one of the high ranking movies.

Pointless and horrible .

So when what happens happens, it's both predictable and, for the most part, pointless and worse of all, not very frightening...

A pointless update that brings nothing new or interesting to the table except the very very end.

It all seemed a little cliche for me.

I'm getting sick and tired of all these watered down, drawn out remakes.

Slow like hell!

I was bored a lot of the time.

I'm sure that die hard Stephen King fans will take issue with some of it but it was worth the watch for me.

This was an unneeded remake of a great movie, with pointless changes.

Lithgow was as bland as they come.

It's an entertaining movie which is not scared at all, apart from one or two jumpy scenes.

The director does a great job of creating a creepy and engaging atmosphere/tone for the film; a sense of overwhelming dread or doom.

The movie feels bland.

Unfortunately this film was a yet another dull disappointment, although it was marginally better than the recent IT remake.

Flat characters and zero nuance make this an empty shell of a movie .

Subtracting authentic horror to add cliche scare hacks was bad.

I understand not wanting to copy the first film but at least try to stick close to the material and not go bananas and put one of the most cliche, boring, retarded endings this year has to offer.

The source for this film, the Stephen King book, is an incredibly emotionally intense story that manages to make an extremely unlikely premise believable.

Total waste of time for me.

I am only halfway, but oh my gosh.. Bored.

Creepy and intense throughout!

I fell asleep in the theater, I wasted my money on this!!!

Even the Cat was boring, when it could have been so much more.

This was hard to watch, seriously bored !

The entire movie was forced, rushed and dull.

Total waste of time .

It's boring and stupid, and that's pretty much all I've got to say about that.

Didnt have high expectations, so this movie was quit enjoyable.

I could go on and on at even further length about how painfully wimpy and pg13 this so called horror is but it'll be buried under the paid for reviews and the reviews by people who think Rings was a decent horror movieI dont care about remakes taking liberties with the book or the 80s movie as long as the movie is entertaining and this is so far from entertaining I honestly wish I could score less than zero.

Over-hyped, boring, cliched, stupid, don't waste your money.

I was expecting it to be better then the orginal but it turned into a dull, flat movie.

Predictable, and Does NOT Top the Original 1989 Film .

1 Star is too much for this bore.

Pet Sematary 2019 relies on jump scares and comes across as much more cliche and standard when compared to other modern horror movie.

Firstly relying on too many predictable jump scares.

Good movie overall If you cant stand a slow paced movie dont watch it

At the same time, there are far between new original, effective and exciting horror films.

I found the film boring after a short while and not engaged at all.

Probably because of a slightly uninspiring realization and a confusing Jud's character.

It was a bit confusing.

They turned one of the best stories literature had and turned it into a decent cliche-filled horror movie.

A predictable horror story suffering from mediocre acting .

Pointless movie without soul .

Its goddam slow, predictable and apart from few jump scares can be barely considered as a horror

And while this, as a standalone film, is worth seeing, and is a solid, if uninspiring horror film, one cannot feel that they yearn for the original and Miko Hughes, who was wonderful as Gage back in 1989.

While i'm a bit disappointed, i still thought it was an enjoyable movie and is not nearly as bad as Critics are making it out to be.

Every scare was predictable so it was not a scare.

All in all, don't waste your time or your money on this.

and it was super predictable (1 viewing 9/27/19)

Don't waste your time.

Waste of Time .

The story is absolutely fascinating and Lambert's movie was the very first horror movie I saw at the age of eight.

The music sounded like stock horror music and the cinematography was basic and boring.

Pet Sematary is a complete waste of time.

I left the theater angry because it wasn't as good as they could have made it or even as good as the trailers portrayed.

The mom falling asleep, then barricading the door in the storage room - which she couldn't even do properly because this woman is apparently incapable of ANYTHING.

The acting was boring and predictable.

1 hour of the movie is boring as hell nothing literally happens.

A lot of the scenes very predictable.

What I saw was a cheap product, with banal and controversial dialogues, vert weak acting etc. During the movie, the only question which I had in my mind was "Why?!

Its nice to see a slow paced horror with little jump scares come thru the movie theater circuit.

Unnecessary and Bland .

To my dismay, upon viewing, I found out that the result is anything but exciting.

Are Stephen King Thriller Horror Movies Supposed to Make U ZZZ?.

I wouldn't call the movie a horror film, more suspenseful.

The changes they did in this new adaptation are pointless.

Bland .

The premise certainly has lots of potential, and it's all very intriguing, it just fails to execute itself really well, or give any sort of satisfactory resolution to any of it.

It starts slow.

'yawn'.

To be frank, I literally fell asleep in the theatre two maybe three times.

The concept of Pet Sematary is definitely intriguing but this film takes that concept and makes it seem very dull.

Pet Sematary mainly sucked because it was so damn safe, boring and felt like an average remake, not a creative way to redo the story.

The music is perfect, it builds up as the situation starts to get intense.

The original feels tense and chaotic, you can feel Louis's frustration and confusion and anger as he struggles to deal with his son's death.

I found the story too disjointed.

I was bored out of my mind when I was watching it and was on the verge of falling asleep.

Don't waste your time .

The ending is rushed and predictable.

Jason Clarke as Louis was fine, it's just that his character was so bland in this and I just wanted him to leave.

If you haven't seen the original, this is worth watching.

Saw it in cinema and thoroughly enjoyed it.

But the original will be more memorable then this boring waste of time.

An Suspenseful And Effective That Proves That Sometimes Remake Is Better .

It started and finished kinda boring.

I could try to explain why, but it's probably best to just say it quickly felt unintentionally and weirdly pointless - a movie-by-the-numbers.

The movie is way more better and scarier that what people say it is, the ending is shockingly scary and intense, the main flick with Ellie dying was very well adapted and brought to the movie as a complete shocker, as it is in the books.

The movie was also extremely slow, boring, and just ridiculously idiotic.

This film is a joyless, mundane and incoherent, just a bad movie.

The worst movie I have ever been to.

There are almost no creepy visuals or atmosphere, the cinematography is bland and flat.

Very very slow.

Just very slow film.

Dull as hell.

Just another ho hum hyped up movie that will be forgotten in a couple of months.

Most of the movie looks cheap and basic and the fact that they changed the storyline to Ellie dying instead of Gage is just confusing.

The story is good and taking you till end in a thrilling journey.

Seriously, the best actor in this movie is the cat, way nicer than the original and more unpredictable in its reactions.

Everything similar to the movie wasnt as fun or entertaining (except the hospital gore scene and the makeup on the mom's chained sister) and everything different wasnt nearly as good.

Pointless .

Slow, boring...

This film was just boring, not even scary to be honest, idk how yall got scared over some of the boring scenes.

Short and pointless.

Walk out of the theater bad .

The exposition, however, can be dull at moments.

It is as clichéd as a movie can be, did not have a single scare in it (although it was packed with unnecessary and unscary jumpscares) and was boring, dragged and honestly a huge let down.

Even though his character is the most boring - which is attributable to the writing - Clarke is able to develop his character past the limitations posed onto him.

Totally boring remake and not scary at all.

The first thing someone logical would have done is added a speedbump to slow down trucks near a home.

there was no atmosphere to this movie, it felt bland and generic to me.

Six people got up and walked out...

Starring the ultra bland Jason Clarke this goes down different roads than both the book and the original, it teases following the source material multiple times then suddenly goes in a different direction.

The first hour consisted solely of identically structured jump scares that became more and more predictable as they kept happening.

Another pointless remake of another "so-so" 80's movie.

I will start by saying Jason Clarke is a terrible actor, and a boring one at that, it doesn't really help that Jon Lithgow is unusually creepy as Jud Crandall, a far cry to lovable Fred Gwynne's interpretation for the1989 movie.

Rushed and Predictable for all it's "twists" .

There were lots of slow parts with hardly anything interesting going on with a forgettable musical score.

The first 3/4's goes slow and the last 1/4 is completely rushed.

I left the theater wondering what would have happened to that poor boy.

Ellie's death was done in a way that felt a little too cliche' once she was brought back by her grieving father.

I found it pretty boring & predictable and they left out some really good material from the original that could have improved it.

The film is not bad at all, it is still extremely entertaining and at times very creepy.

I often regret going cinema, cause films nowadays are so boring or bad or just stupid.

Well worth watching .

It's horrible, endless dialog going nowhere, felt like hours when minutes had passed, I frankly can't believe anyone thought it was good and it certainly wasn't scary in any way.

Poor and entirely predictable attempt to get some jump scares.

Boring.

I was impressed with his performance in this otherwise boring movie.

Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz as the distressed couple, in particular, are superior to the incredibly bland Dale Midkiff and Denise Crosby of the original.

Totally worth watching.

Even Stephen King enjoyed it,it deserves a solid 8/10.

It was boring.

The first half was a kind of entertaining, but the remaining half was a dull horror flick when you already know what's gonna happen.

It was an enjoyable movie with a sold cast, good soundtrack, and good directing.

When adapting this film (for a second time), the result becomes a predictable, mechanic horror movie that for most parts lacks anything resembling horror at all.

I will say the movie was entertaining and it didn't leave me disappointed.

Skip it and save your money!

Boring Remake .

Maybe the actors weren't good, but definetely, the director should have modify the way the story goes, cause there are pointless scenes and you will fall asleep before you get some real action.

Very predictable, continuity errors.

Personally the reason why the originally stuck was not because it was an intense horror...

The music and cinematography are incredibly bland and generic.

But soon enough, it all goes downhill with every horror cliche thrown at the viewer...

There's a few unexpected changes from the original that I welcomed with open arms.

Boring, typical jumpscares, jason clarke is just a bad actor, they changed to much.

Oh and the dialogue, the dialogue was so pointless and stupid, "What is this?

The relationships between father, daughter, mother and neighbor all formulaic to the point of appearing like a caricature of 'normal people' in simple contrast to the carnage to come.

If you're in the mood for a dark and dreary horror movie, this fits the bill.

Jason Clarke is definitely a better actor than Dale Midkiff, but he's a bit too intense from the start which hurts the film a bit.

It's entertaining and creepy.

So slow!

That was just bonkers to me, what a trite and cheaply nasty way to end the movie.

This movie is rushed, with wooden and uncovincing acting, and I couldn't even finish it because how boring it was

To be honest, it's a little boring.

While not unwatchable, bit enjoyable in parts, the movie is kind of strung out and very predictable.

First half flows like a good yet typical horror flick, unlike the second which could be totally unexpected to someone who knows nothing about the book or the old movie.

intense well polished and great cast, I like the fact the main family have issues prior to the events that occur ...

So you have an overall boring story with a few strong scenes.

Go away dull soulless remake, die already 💀

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The ending incredibly predictable.

Yeah ok, expected at least to see something to rate 4/10 but i cant be more honest and i must say that -1h and 35' What a waste of time!!

But maybe if you cut or shortened some unnecessary long or slow scenes.

Don't waste your money .

There were aspects I liked about the film but they get buried under this snooze fest.

This movie had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

They are effortlessly capable of making you accept a few drastic changes to the original story and simultaneously keep the 40-year-old and well-known story suspenseful.

Overall, a bit dull.

This is your typical, predictable Hollywood teen scream cash grab littered with plot holes, poor acting, no audience participation, and zero character development.

Don't waste your time.

They took one of King's best stories (AND film adaptations) and remade it about as generic and predictable as you can get.

Another satanic propaganda.

This movie is really boring and the pet semetary doesn't even play a big role.

Predictable.

Though I haven't seen the original, this film is a genuinely scary and suspenseful fright fest that left me gripping my seat and urging my date to hold my hand because I was so frightened.

This movie was so bad, I got bored in the first 30 minutes and couldn't wait to get out.

For a movie about a city family moving to the country to "slow down," PET SEMETARY rushes through the first half with choppy editing, often seeming like a prolonged movie trailer...

The entire thing was disappointing and actually a waste of time making it.

I wish I left early, the final 30 minutes was a boring and cliched slog.

Kinda slow movie with a great final act .

To be honest, I barely made it until the end of the movie, it was really boring.

Lets just skip the boring old guy and google stuff because modern age, ehh ?.

I am a fan of the original, I've never read the book, but this film is really entertaining.

Bland characters, obvious scenes and Pascow was so much more instrumental in the old.

Among the more enjoyable aspects here is the setup of the main burial ground which is hidden away in the woods.

"The movie was pretty predictable once the daughter was hit.

It Cured My Insomnia .

Slow .

It dragged until what seemed to be a messy, rushed ending.

It was so boring, even the jump scares were taken inducing.

Although I generally enjoy King, I do find some of his novels (especially the latest ones) bloated and self-indulgent: they could often use some trimming.

boring

Stephen Kings Pet Semetary is a story of loss, of the anguish and confusion that accompanies loss, and the depths that people sometimes go when their emotions careen out of control and fantasy becomes a sanctuary.

A thrilling experience from start to finish.

Nevertheless, it's still an enjoyable horror film that takes itself and the source material seriously, and will no doubt please both fans of the novel and original film.

I really enjoyed it .

Boring.

Nigh Unwatchable .

Waste of time .

So Boring .

Maybe it's just me, but I found this movie to be boring.

Boring scenes with predictable jump-scares, and a meaningless side-story of Mom.

Don't waste your time watching this garbage movie.

Urg, it's only been however long but I'm already sick of hearing the praises of this stupid bland little movie!

Well, this was a complete waste of time.

It changed it up a bit from the first one so it wouldn't be too predictable and it kept the chills and goosebumps going throughout.

The movie was bland and left a sour taste in my mouth.

Pet Sematary is what's everything wrong with the horror genre; it has the cheap jump scares, the predictable plot, and the cliches.

It was dull.

But, the movie turned out to be a super boring disaster.

Worth watching once if you're curious.

Massive horror fan and I really enjoyed it.

I was just bored.

They really take away from my enjoyment of the film since they feel out of place when compared to the rest of the film, and are mainly used during scenes that honestly felt like pointless filler.

Just bored and wishing I'd gone to see another movie.

Furthermore, this movie still manages to be exciting and the tragedy scenes hit you really hard.

The cast are rather uninspiring, not bringing empathy to their plight which in any event careers along too quickly towards the end.

It's worth watching so just watch and don't be a jerk.

The first part of this film was slow, the next part was intense and interesting and felt right, and the last part just took the film in a whole different direction.

Maybe that's also why they added those cliche masks.

Great and entertaining.

Basic, But Enjoyable .

Well that was a waste of my time for watching and their time for making it .

The ending also fails to impress, and it's pretty predictable.

Bland and forgettable.

Much like It: Chapter One, there is an over-reliance on predictable and silly jump scares, and ultimately, what could have been a mature and emotionally affecting story gives in to the worst excesses of the genre, betraying both itself and the original novel.

The WORST MOVIE I've ever watched .

Worst movie .

Too long and drawn out.

But they did absolutely nothing with this movie, it's just so boring and drawn out.

Don't waste your time by watching this crap...

Predictable jump scares, ominous middle act when learning of the possibilities on the property and a finale that does not lead anywhere as the prospects of a sequel seem slim to none.

Other unecessary, cliche "horror movie" additions: a kids creepy drawing that went nowhere and dubbing light hearted music over a grisly scene.

Don't waste your time, failed attempt and borders on comical rather than scary.

It used up every possible cliche - the couple moves to the countryside, the wife has a troubled past so she's unstable, there's a creepy drawing done by the kid, the creepy neighbour who's actually not creepy at all but kind and wise, etc, etc. It was so predictable.

Very exciting and full of good scares without being cheap.

This movie was boring, poorly acted, and hollow with no atmosphere.

The final act shows that the filmmakers can create tension and actually make things engaging, and luckily this section of the film exists.

It's all too bland, short introduction, nothing else.

Long and boring .

The acting is really good, which helps to build the tension and actually makes the emotional aspects of the film that much more intense.

It was very slow to develop.

Another pointless remake.

Her portrayal of Rachel was much more realistic and absorbing than Crosby's from the original.

It was pretty boring for tha most part , It have been a few hours now since I saw it in the theatres and I can't remember anything special about it, you can decide if that sounds good or bad.

Especially the dad just feels bland.

The dull moments aren't helped any by leads Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz, who are both low-energy.

I think this one was definitely more suspenseful and entertaining compared to the original and has an excellent ending paving the way for a potential sequel if the right story can be put together.

Clarke's performance as the hero/doctor/dad was predictable and the most interesting part of the story was the wife's inner guilt about her sister's death.

Worst movie I've seen in several years and I watch a lot of movies.

I began to wonder why, when this book had frightened me so much, why was this movie so bloody boring?

Getting to what I didn't like about Pet Sematary, the first thing is that the movie is SLOW.

I was bored.

Very dull with a terrible ending.

So exciting see Stephen King's popularity grows again!

He's pretty dull, even when Louis is slowly losing his mind.

Undead Ellie was boring and cliche and the big "dead family" ending was stupid and pointless IMO.

Really boring, I left unscared.

What the 1989 version did or didn't deliver, THIS version was waaay off the mark and simply a waste of everyone's time involved.

When there was an intense scene it would just cut to a happy go lucky scene.

Don't waste your time.

These changes, along with its excellent production value, tight pacing and lovely cinematography, make it worth the watch.

Best trailer for the worst movie .

Most of the film felt like one long drawn out jump scare followed by the next, it dragged on at points which is a bad feeling in a movie that's less than 2hrs long.

Very unconvincing, boring, without a proper pace.

I found this more suspenseful because they weren't following what I already knew so I didn't know what was going to happen.

A complete waste of time !

Good, but predictable.

Riffs way to hard on expectations (ohhhh Juds bare foot) but is way too banal to achieve anything newJust awful

All in all it's a very forgettable movie with flares of King's brilliant novel but not nearly enough to make a cohesive, engaging film.

Sure they added new stuff, but it was just too much copy-paste for me to be enjoyable.

It annoys you with cheap, predictable jumpscares that aren't even well done.

Bore the hell out of you .

Don't waste your time.

This is the worst movie adaptation I have ever seen.

It is a compelling character element, and portrayed beautifully by Seimetz.

The movie is really slow and boring.

I fell asleep at that part and I had to open again and again to understand what was happening that time but I kept falling asleep.

Pet Sematary is an incredibly boring film.

The mothers tragic Side Story seemed to detract from the original plot, and rather pointless.

Total disappointment and complete waste of my time!

Intense .

Boring .

This doesn't deserve any rating, it's just awful garbage and was a huge waste of my time.

The ending to this version was much more satisfying, compelling and well executed for the same reasons already discussed here by several reviewers (most notably, Ellie's incarnation vs.

Well made but formulaic .

Boring, still better then the under-acted original .

It was predictable!

Yawn .

It is a lot more intense than the original and has more scares and blood/gore.

Slow, horribly acted, felt like a made for TV movie they're trying to cash in on, some plots go no where, more then a few "what the heck was that?

Needless to say it was SLOW, very NOT scary, and the remade title song originally performed by the Ramones is a complete travesty!

So, the movie was fine and pretty scary but many scenes were predictable and already seen in horror movies I've watched- and I didn't watch too many of them.

This was just one long snore with 3-4 good jumps in it.