AngryJoe: Poltergeist (2015) – Angry Movie Review

DO NOT SEE THIS FILM! AngryJoe and Crew talk about the awful Poltergeist remake that utterly fails to capture the originals horrific magic!

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21 Comments on "AngryJoe: Poltergeist (2015) – Angry Movie Review"

tecpaocelotl
Guest

But what if I want to watch a bad movie? LOL. JK.

Good to know it’s crap.

Monster Khan
Guest

Wow, Joe! I can’t believe you actually wasted your money seeing this movie, since the first movie was so perfect that it never needed to be remade cause it still stands up today as a great movie. Kinda like Robocop. The trailer was all I needed to see to know that this was gonna be a piece of shit. Sorry you had to endure it. Go see Avengers or Mad Max again, it’ll make you feel better.

Heart-Lightning
Guest

Guys, what were you expecting? A good movie to a movie that had no use for a remake?

Movie remakes 95% of the time DO NOT WORK. They fall under extreme conditions that just can’t be replicated and fall under the times.

Video game remakes 95% of the time DO WORK. Why? Because they are assets that can be replicated and improved upon and don’t fall under the times!

Salosandre
Guest

There are plenty of remakes that work, some are considered classics.

Mayhem66
Guest

I knew it was going to be bad when the commercial showed that they casually let the big reveal out about the cemetery early in the movie. I knew that the atmosphere and growing dread would be tossed aside for cheap jump scares and shitty CGI,

OrphanIsTheNewBlack13
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OrphanIsTheNewBlack13

Eh, it wasn’t THAT bad. It was just incredibly meh.

EA Solinas
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It’s even more unforgivable because the practical effects of the original movie are still really good. I mean, I still am not sure how they did some of the original movie’s effects, like the mom falling up onto the ceiling or running down the lengthening hall. Not to mention the REAL SKELETONS, which are way scarier than CGI zombies. Also, the scariness of the clown in the original was enhanced because it looked like a real toy, as opposed to deliberate nightmare fuel. Ah, Sam Rockwell. Sounds like he was wasted. “Mama” has forever proven to me that good child… Read more »
gabe manwaring
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Tobe Hooper. Tobe. Fuckin. Hooper. Chainsaw. Invaders from Mars. Lifeforce. Speilberg produced, his flavor is certainly there – but this was the EXACT kind of movie he couldn’t deliver (due to branding and his personal skill set as a director). Give credit where it’s due, especially to TOBE HOOPER (That said, I still completely trust your take on this remake.)

Greenjackspeaks
Guest

to be fair, spielberg likely was the reason for the more light-hearted parts (like the ghosts gently pushing the kids around the kitchen floor)

ImpureTale
Guest

Spielberg was considered on set to be more of a “actor’s director” than Tobe by most of the cast and crew, and still had a lot of input — he didn’t just produce; this was his story. The only reason they brought Hooper in was because Spielberg wasn’t allowed to direct ET and Poltergeist at the same time. They were both his babies, even evolved out of the same original screenplay (the original was going to be about aliens terrorizing a family, then got split into two movies).

glampira
Guest

It’s too late for me, Joe. My mother insisted we see it opening weekend. I’m never getting those 90 minutes back.

Moviemantweeter1999
Guest
I didn’t even see this movie and I won’t even bother. But I didn’t know that it was written by the guy who did kids movies(then why isn’t a family hit XD). Also robots I liked that movie but it was made by blue sky studios and 20th century fox not Disney. I definitely wanna see the babadook heard lots of good things about it good thing it’s on Netflix instant stream I can watch it automatically. Good review of a terrible movie people should just go see mad max fury road or avengers age of ultron instead of wasting… Read more »
happymel
Guest

Thankfully, scary movies aren’t my thing so I never had any interest in seeing this. Also, Robots was Dreamworks… that’s probably why it was slightly crappy.

KelaRavenwood
Guest

If you think 10 is inappropriate how about 5 or 6, I saw it at with my older brother and sister (5 and 4 y/o then me respectively) on HBO in like 83 or 84. IT was at night we where laying down facing the TV with our hands on our chins and at the bed scene just when the clown grabs the boy, my wonderful day grabs our feet. Needless to day I did not get with-in 3 feet of my bed for about 3 years…I always jumped into it.

kryptonitefox
Guest
*SPOILERS * Did you guys feel like this re-imagining rushed through everything? I’m ok with action starting right away, but it just felt like the movie was rushing through everything to fit as much as possible into the time frame while also throwing references to the original in like dog treats for those of us that know the original. I thought making the boy afraid of the dark (and everything else) was unnecessary and if he had such a fear it was ridiculous for the parents to put him in the attic. Having the tree waving the boy around like… Read more »
Grinch
Guest

I’m so tired of cg-bashing and bitching. If cg’s so evil than stop using it in your own vids.

BB Shockwave
Guest

I dunno guys. CGI scares or not CGI scares, what’s the difference? Practical effect can look fake as well. Ever watched the old Stephen King movie Silver Bullets? YOu’ll laugh at the werewolf, especially when he uses a baseball bat. 😀

Also, you complain that they PG13-ad this movie, yet then you say the original was a family movie too. Soooo… difference?

Me, I didn’t watch the original and won’t watch this either. Horror, all it does is scare me and that I do not need, thank you wery much.

Athenis
Guest
*SPOILERS AND PAINFULLY LONG* They put all of the focus on the brother. He was the main character. The majority of what happens with him, originally happened to the girl in Poltergeist 2. Right down to having been lost in a mall and having some unexplained psychic ability. He even got to be the one that freaks about the light being off when he is in bed. It really cinches that it is about him when he overcomes his nearly debilitating fear of EVERYTHING and decides to go to the other side to get the girl. I don’t need to… Read more »
ImpureTale
Guest
This movie was an automatic failure when it took a film that DIDN’T follow the “This new house is a new start for all of us, honey! Boy I sure hope there’s no ghosts in here” trope and made it do that. They completely missed the point of this being about poltergeists and it not being a strict haunting. The original family had been living in their house for years and shit just started to suddenly happen, which is what Poltergeists do, by the film’s own logic. They are drawn to people, not locations. That is way scarier than “boy… Read more »
simsgirlgem
Guest

Why did they have to remake it while the knowledge actual corpses were used is horrifying the original is one of those films that to try and remake it is cheapening to it

Olgoth the Humiliator
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Olgoth the Humiliator

I recently did see the original and thought it was great.
I never saw the remake but i’m not going to bother.

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